Calcium is one of the most important elements in the diet because it is a structural component of bones, teeth, and soft tissues and is essential in many of the body's metabolic processes. It accounts for 1 to 2 percent of adult body weight, 99 percent of which is stored in bones and teeth. On the cellular level, calcium is used to regulate the permeability and electrical properties of biological membranes (such as cell walls), which in turn control muscle and nerve functions, glandular secretions, and blood vessel dilation and contraction. Calcium is also essential for proper blood clotting. A dietary deficiency eventually depletes bone stores, rendering the bones weak and prone to fracture. Also deficiency is associated with arthritis, stiffness and leg cramps.
When blood calcium levels drop too low, the vital mineral is "borrowed" from the bones. It is returned to the bones from calcium supplied through the diet. If an individual's diet is low in calcium, there may not be sufficient amounts of the element available in the blood to be returned to the bones . leading to a net loss in bone mass, a condition called osteopenia. Osteopenia can lead to osteoporosis, or porous bone. Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million bone fractures in the U.S. every year. It is estimated than 80% of all Americans are calcium deficient.
Calcium deficiency symptoms include muscle aches and pains, muscle twitching and spasm, muscle cramps and reduced bone density. Vitamin D is essential for proper calcium absorption and utilization.
A lack of calcium can cause rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults. Both conditions cause softening and weakening of the bones and can result in proneness to fractures. Postmenopausal women are especially likely to have calcium deficiency because of the reduction in estrogen during this period in their lives. Estrogen helps to keep calcium in the bones. Women, particularly older ones, need to supplement their diets with calcium. Calcium and vitamin D are important for maintaining bone density and reducing the risk of fractures. In elderly, ambulatory, women over the age of 60 who were not using estrogen replacement, supplementation of calcium and vitamin D produces a significant improvement in bone density and reduction of fractures.
Children and teenagers, those on restricted diets (avoiding dairy products), the elderly, vegans and those concerned about osteoporosis also have higher needs for calcium.
HHA CALCIUM PRODUCTS
|HHA CAL/MAG/VITAMIN D LIQUID - 12 oz.|
|$15.95||$13.00||$12.00|| This is the best Calcium supplement
on the market for quick relief from leg cramps and muscle aches. Taken daily 3
days before a period will lesson cramps. Use this when healing broken bones.
Indicated also to help with pain from arthritis. Calcium taken at bedtime can
stop bone loss that occurs at night, so one dose of your calcium should be taken
late in the day or before bed. 1 tablespoon - Calcium Carbonate - 600 mg., Magnesium
- 300 mg., Vitamin D (calciferol) - 100 IU and Potassium Bicarbonate - 25 mg.
Reg. Price is $15.95 per bottle |
|HHA CALCIUM CITRATE|
4 -V-caps - Calcium Citrate - 600 mg., Magnesium - 300 mg., Vit. D. - 100 IU., Zinc - 15 mg., Copper - 1 mg., Manganese - 5 mg. Best absorbable calcium capsule supplement on the market. Safe for children and elderly too. 4 to 8 caps daily.
Calcium citrate is the calcium salt of
- Coral Calcium is not a stand alone Calcium Supplement.
|HHA CORAL CALCIUM - PLAIN - 100 Vegicaps|
Mineral and Calcium Supplement. Also helps the body alkalize. Above Sea-Level Collected Coral Calcium - Highest Grade - 35% calcium. HHA Coral Calcium is not harvested from living coral reefs or even from the ocean environment, but from above ground sources in Okinawa, Japan in an ecologically friendly manner. This is very important to us at HHA. Coral reefs are endangered and disappearing fast. HHA Coral Calcium protects reefs by only using fossilized coral from above sea level. Some companies harvest the live reef, others collect dead coral by dredging under and around the reef. Scientists warn that any tampering with the reef is damaging. The issue of body acidity and alkalinity is beginning to show some importance in the overall health of the body. Many alternative practitioners of alternative medicine believe that modern lifestyle is pushing many people to a body status of acidity (low pH). Acidosis (overly acidic body) is the primary indicator of a Mineral Deficiency Disease. Scientists have discovered that the body fluids of healthy people are alkaline (high pH) whereas the body fluids of sick people are acidic (low pH). Scientists have found that healthy people have systems that are alkaline. Scientists have also found that over 200 degenerative diseases are linked to Mineral Deficiency - including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, gall and kidney stones, and many more. It has been proposed that the intake of alkaline metals (like calcium), may assist in helping to neutralize the body acidity in a positive manner. For instance, many people that have arthritic conditions, have a low pH and their symptoms are made worse by eating acidic foods like tomatoes and oranges. The ability of Coral Calcium to help with the body's balancing of the pH may prove to be one of it's most important health benefits. Our HHA Coral Calcium contains no: yeast, wheat, gluten, milk, rice, or preservatives. 1 Vegicap contains: 1,000 mg of Fossilized Coral Calcium - (Calcium (from Fossilized Coral Calcium) - 350 mg.), plus 74 trace minerals. Bottle is 100 Vegetarian capsules. Daily adult dose if you are well. - 1 capsule 2 or 3 times a day. If you are sick - 2 caps twice a day and if you have a major illness - 2 caps three times a day. Read more
|HHA CORAL CALCIUM PLUS - 101 Vegicaps|
|$17.95||$16.00||$15.00|| ADDED MAGNESIUM & VITAMIN D -
Helps with Calcium absorption. Ingredients: 2 Vegetarian capsules contain: 500
mg. of Calcium (from Fossilized Coral Calcium), 250 mg. Magnesium (from Magnesium
Citrate, Aspartate and Oxide), and 400 IU of Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol - a vegetarian
source), fossilized Coral Calcium 1.3 g. Contains: no yeast, wheat, salt, soy,
milk or preservatives. Dose - 2 capsules twice a day. |
|HHA CORAL CALCIUM PLAIN - POWDER - 6 oz.|
|$18.95||$17.00||$16.00|| Same Coral Calcium as above, just
in bulk powder form. Can be added to pet foods or drinks. 6 oz. bottle - 170 grams
( 56 servings per container ) This is also great to add into pet food. |
shipping charge is $8.00. (Ships 1-3 pounds FedEx ground). |
For larger packages, correct shipping charges will be added in our office at the time of your order, depending on the weight and location.