The worldwide calcium supplement market is worth a whopping $3 billion a year.
Every day women all over the world take calcium tablets and capsules under the premise that they are doing something healthy for themselves. They are told by doctors and specialists calcium will prevent osteoporosis.
A study in the British Medical journal showed that calcium supplementation actually increases the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes in elderly women.
How could this be? Atherosclerosis is the progressive narrowing and hardening of the arteries due to calcium deposits in the lining of the arterial wall, and it is a precursor to cardiovascular disease.
How does the calcium get in the arterial walls? The typical diet that is high in protein, dairy, and phosphorus (from carbonated drinks) acidifies the body causing large amounts of calcium to be pulled from the bones and calcium supplements in order to offset the acid. The large amount of circulating calcium gets deposited in the arterial walls and forms atherosclerotic plaques which weaken the vascular system and increase the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. A published report in the New England journal of medicine confirmed that the accumulation of calcium in coronary arteries was a better predictor of future heart attack or other heart issues than cholesterol, or other standard risk factors.
So, what’s a person to do?
- Step 1: add more vegetables and green food supplements to alkalinize your system.
- Step 2: Your calcium supplement should be balanced with all the alkaline mineral cofactors like magnesium, boron, manganese, zinc and potassium. But most importantly you need to take vitamin K2. Numerous research studies have demonstrated that Vitamin K2 is a calcium transporter-carrying calcium to the bones.The studies go further to show that small amounts of K2 actually remove calcium from plaques in the arteries (improving your cardiovascular health) and deposits the calcium in the bones (improving your bone health).
And get this, Gouda and Edam cheese have high levels of K2. Taking a slice of these cheeses daily is good for your heart and bones! If Vitamin K2 is not part of your calcium supplement be sure to add K2 today! Your heart and bones depend on it!