Calcium And Salt

Just did annual bloodwork and was surprised to see that my calcium is still low (8.5 mg/dL). Last year it was low (8.6) so I added the not-cheap suppliment "Calcium D Gluterate" from Life Extension... I expected to see normal or even high-normal levels this year, certainly not a decrease. 


 


Note - I'm already doing most of what I'm reading will help absorption: Vitamin D, C, K, & Magnesium. 


 


So, I did some reading and learned my high salt intake could be my problem. I read this quote, then found some studies/below: "Increased sodium causes your body to compensate by pulling more calcium from your bones to maintain balance."


 


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120724131604.htm


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15817862?dopt=Citation   (hm... disregard this issue if you are black?) 


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18410231   (no, I'm not menopausal yet) 


 


 


 


For quite some time I've been doing 1-2 teaspoons (3,000-6,000 mg?) of salt just in my water alone every day. It's noteworthy that 2 years ago my calcium was in the normal range (8.9 mg.dL). I don't think I was hip to drinking saltwater yet at that time, but I'm not sure.


 


I'm going to ask my naturopath on my next visit, but I want to see if you all have any thoughts about this salt/calcium idea, and thoughts on how to get my calcium up? I'd rather not stop the saltwater completely. Maybe adding new forms of calcium (Calcium Citrate? Sardines?) or adding other supportive absorption minerals (manganese, strontium, maybe copper, maybe boron) will be enough?


 


Thanks for any help.


 


 


 


 


 


Comments

  • "For quite some time I've been doing 1-2 teaspoons (3,000-6,000 mg?)"


    Does anyone actually knows what the ideal intake level is?


  • I think for people doing it in the AM to support adrenals you take a half teaspoon Ina glass of water.


    Personally, I've taken more because it feels much more hydrating for me to drink than plain water, especially notice how much it will help a dehydration headache instead of just water. There is supposedly a thyroid-cleanse application of salt-flushing which I've heard second hand but will learn more about in a few weeks. The last use of salt flushing I know is to help support the Iodine Protocol, which I think is a half to one while teaspoon per flush- forget if there is a standard reccomendation for how often that's done- daily or weekly or what.
  • RekaReka ✭✭✭

    The CDG is different, I don't think it would do much to raise your calcium. There is a cheap and natural supplement you can make at home by boiling or baking egg shells then grinding them down into a powder. This way you won't even waste the shell of some of the eggs, and I think the daily dose is about a teaspoonful (of course there is no way to know exactly how much is in it but it's around the officially recommended dosage).


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  • The CDG is different, I don't think it would do much to raise your calcium. There is a cheap and natural supplement you can make at home by boiling or baking egg shells then grinding them down into a powder. This way you won't even waste the shell of some of the eggs, and I think the daily dose is about a teaspoonful (of course there is no way to know exactly how much is in it but it's around the officially recommended dosage).




     



    Wow! I assumed you would get Calcium out of CDG - okay! Live an learn.


     


    The eggshells sound fun - do you do that?

  • Sardines, milk, and cheese. The eggshells will definitely work.


     


    This may be enlightening:


     


    2012-09-21 Phosphate and Calcium - Andrew Murray + Ray Peat


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  • I'd advise staying away from strontium: http://www.jarrow.com/eMarketing/StrontiumFAQ_Dec9.pdf


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  • RekaReka ✭✭✭


    Wow! I assumed you would get Calcium out of CDG - okay! Live an learn.


     


    The eggshells sound fun - do you do that?




     


    Yeah I do it. Though I eat much more eggs than I can use to this purpose, so I still throw out a lot of shells. It doesn't taste bad at all, simply bland.


    I'm not sure about most minerals but definitely take it separately from magnesium because those two compete for absorption.

    It doesn't get easier... It's you who gets better.

     

    Is your social worker in that horse?

     

    Success has a price, not a secret.



  • The CDG is different, I don't think it would do much to raise your calcium. There is a cheap and natural supplement you can make at home by boiling or baking egg shells then grinding them down into a powder. This way you won't even waste the shell of some of the eggs, and I think the daily dose is about a teaspoonful (of course there is no way to know exactly how much is in it but it's around the officially recommended dosage).




     


    Reka - does this look pretty good to you?


     


    http://www.mamanatural.com/how-to-make-eggshell-calcium/

  • RekaReka ✭✭✭


    Reka - does this look pretty good to you?


     


    http://www.mamanatural.com/how-to-make-eggshell-calcium/




     


     


    Oh yeah, this seems perfect.

    It doesn't get easier... It's you who gets better.

     

    Is your social worker in that horse?

     

    Success has a price, not a secret.

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