Sometimes people ask why certain products I’ve formulated have low levels of powdered calcium – way below the RDA (recommended daily amount – as set by the med/pharma industry).

The short answer is that I want you to get your calcium in a better, safer form.

The other issue is that calcium needs to be balanced with the proper ratio of magnesium, and other key minerals, to be utilized effectively (magnesium needs to be 1.5-2 times higher) and most people with IBD tend towards loose bowels… so they aren’t usually taking enough conventional, powdered magnesium (which also loosens the bowel) to balance the calcium.

I’ll tell you why I keep referring to these supplements as “conventional, powdered” in a minute. But first…

Normal Calcium Builds Up In Your Arteries

Normal powdered calcium can build up in your arteries and cause heart disease:

A report in the International Journal of Cardiology states that excess calcium building up in the aorta is the “main cause of hypertension in old age.”

A ten year study of artherosclerosis also pointed to concerns with conventional, powdered calcium supplements and pointed out that it is much better/safer to get your calcium from food sources.

And when you consume food-based forms of calcium, what form is it in? The plants pull calcium (and other minerals) from the soil and break them down into their molecular (nano-sized) or atom-sized form. These are super tiny molecules compared to the size of conventionally mined, powdered minerals. So when you get your minerals from your food, or spring water, they are atom-sized minerals which are easily absorbed and utilized.

Calcium Quarry in Greece

The great thing is, you don’t need to worry about taking too much calcium when it’s in this naturally-occurring atom-sized form.

So I prefer to consume my minerals in atom-sized (nano, angstrom-sized) form suspended/mixed in simple purified water. If you get rushed to the hospital and put on intravenous fluids, you wil