facebook-icon instagram-icon twitter-icon pinterest-icon google-plus-icon youtube-icon

Is Your Calcium Supplement Hurting Your Heart?

calcium supplement

Bones need calcium. With age, calcium starts being dumped into the blood stream instead of carried into the bones. When calcium starts to build up in your blood vessels, it puts you at bigger risk of a heart attack. Read on to see how vital your calcium supplement really is for your health.

CaIcium is needed by the bones, but it doesn’t go to them automatically, all by itself. It needs to be carried from the bloodstream to the bones under the control of hormones such as estrogen. But with ageing, estrogen levels drop.

By the age of menopause there is not enough estrogen to carry and deposit calcium into the bones.

Instead this calcium is simply dumped into the blood stream where deposits build up as rock-like plaques… in the blood vessels and heart. Over time these calcified plaques cause hardened and narrowed arteries, increased blood pressure and they double the risk of a heart attacks according to research published in February 2013 by the British Medical Journal.

Luckily vitamin D, which is actually not a vitamin at all (it’s a hormone), is a surrogate calcium-carrier. Vitamin D facilitates the transport of calcium from the bloodstream into the bones. Vitamin D is further helped by minerals such as boron.

Supplements

Solal Calcium

SOLAL’s Calcium Glycinate with vitamin D3 combines a highly absorbable form of chelated calcium and the most effective form of vitamin D, known as vitamin D3 with boron, into a single heart-safe bone-protecting nutraceutical.

Don’t compromise on your most important asset, your health. If you take calcium change to SOLAL’s Calcium Glycinate with vitamin D3. Because calcium belongs in the bones, not the blood vessels.

Available at lifestyleshoponline.co.za, click here to view the SOLAL range:

Article by Brent Murphy – B.Pharm (Rhodes), MPS. SOLAL’s pharmacist.

Share

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Follow Us On Instagram

  • ⚪️ There is nothing more beautiful than a brand that focuses solely on conceptualising, designing and crafting items with such attention to detail ⚪️ Thank you @lolaromon for expressing your love and passion through these bespoke items ⚪️🌵 #bespoke #design #style #supportlocal #fashion
  • Two weeks from now we launch our first Detox Challenge with @liferetreat_ @liferetreatstudio @lifestyleshopsa @spiralaloe 🍍 Our focus will be based on 8 dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Financial, Social, Spiritual, Occupational, Physical, Intellectual and Environmental 🍍 
For those that do not have access to our facilities- all talks, workshops & juicy detox hacks will be recorded for access around the world! Starting 27 January - 5 February! 
For more information email info@liferetreat.co.za 🌴🍍🍏🍉🍓🥑🍒🥕🥒🥗 #Detox #wellness #liferetreat #studio #shop #spiralaloemedicalspa #health #nutrition #fitness #support #challenge
  • Typical situation... Trying out new Summer deliciousness from @lifestyleshopsa 🍦🍧🍦 with @n.she.will_ ❤ #handmade #icecream #dairyfree #chocmint




Life Retreat

You have successfully subscribed to our mail list.

Too many subscribe attempts for this email address

Keep up to date with all our News & Views Be inspired to live a healthy, happy life

Signup to receive our newsletter for free!

* indicates required
Calendar