The Hazardous Side Of Supplements

by: Kheyrne Danu

The long-standing debate on the availability of nutritional supplements and herbs is still a hot topic. Whether you believe they should be easily available or prescription only may not be as important as the regulation of quality. Even though we all have a right to good health we also need to know what we are buying.

Calcium Supplements Prevent Osteoporosis Right?

The body is loaded with calcium, which is mainly found in the bones. Therefore it makes sense that supplementing with calcium will prevent bone loss. But in this case one plus one doesn’t equal two.
The most common form of calcium supplement is sourced from limestone – calcium carbonate. There are many odd foods in the world but limestone is certainly not one of them. But does it help with our bone health?
Calcium supplements have not been found to reduce and may even increase fracture rates in older women according to a 2007 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Plus calcium supplementation doesn’t provide any benefit for hip or lumbar vertebral density according to a 2012 analysis published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
The reason we are told it’s good to supplement with chalk could be the fact that calcium carbonate is extremely cheap to produce.

Calcium And Cardiovascular Risk

Calcium supplements are not benign in their action they have in fact been allocated in some pretty serious health issues. “Calcium buildup in soft tissues can cause medical problems or skew test results,” states Harvard Health. Studies suggest that supplemental calcium may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)……
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Source: Longevity Live