What About Calcium Supplements?
Recently a friend asked why I do not take calcium supplements. After all, the body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. The heart, muscles and nerves need calcium to function properly. I agreed and added that too much calcium can lead to kidney stones, heart and brain issues, hardened arteries and inelastic skin (or wrinkles). We can get enough calcium through our diet however we may be short on the nutrients required for the body to make proper use of that calcium.
I get enough calcium from common foods such as milk, yogurt, cheese and broccoli. While traveling in Thailand I came across a variant of the famous som-tam dish (green papaya salad). This one had small dried fish in it, each about an inch long, and a fellow traveler explained that the bones were soft enough to eat and is a good source of calcium. Sardines is another good example of this and has a very high calcium content according to the following source. More ideas for calcium rich foods can be found at Osteoporosis Foundation International.
In addition to ensuring calcium is in my diet, I take vitamins D3 and K2 to help direct the calcium to bones, teeth and nails. When you start using the Zen Haus ADK complex you may notice your fingernails growing faster than before. I certainly did and took it as a good sign that it was working. To get the most from this complex it is best to be taken with food and/or oils and fats. Avocado oil would be ideal though olive oil and coconut oil work well too. 1 tablespoon per capsule is good.
Increasing calcium from natural food sources will certainly help support healthy bones, brain and heart. Supplementing with the ADK complex will allow the body to use the calcium as nature intended while also mitigating issues with wrinkles and hardened arteries. If you are addressing issues with bones and teeth you will be pleased to know that this formula includes two minerals that support bone health; Manganese and Boron. Manganese supports bone density and collagen production. Boron supports healthy bones and teeth while also improving magnesium absorption and cognition.
I recommend taking the natural food source with D3/K2 approach first and then adding calcium supplements later if you still feel like you are not getting enough. This is much safer, with virtually no downside, and comes with numerous other health benefits the ADK Complex has to offer.