“Where do I get my calcium?” was the question I’d often get before they discovered a test to check for Vitamin D3. . .”Well”, I’d say, “if you’re taking a calcium supplement is it the right one for you? Is it absorbable? Are the other minerals that are needed to process calcium in the body at good levels? (phosphorus, boron, magnesium, zinc) Do you need something natural because you have kidney issues? What form do you need?” 

If you take the wrong form, the wrong dose or overdose and take it when you don’t need calcium it can build up at arteriosclerosis, bone spurs, or kidney/gallstones and possibly bladder stones. It’s complicated and the reason why I try not to address it. 

There are so many factors to take into account. I believe though, that the body will tell us what it needs, in which form it needs it and how much. So I use a list to test from. Now some of these calciums are not used in the food system but that doesn’t mean that you’re not exposed to them in other ways (like in sprays or additives or in cement dust even!) and if the body thinks it already has calcium it won’t easily take up a more natural calcium. . .then everything gets more messed up. That’s why I spend so much time asking SO many questions during that first consult. All the pieces of the puzzle need to fit together. So, here’s a list of calciums:   

  • Bio-Dent
  • Bone Meal
  • Calcium Acetate
  • Calcium Alginate
  • Calcium Benzoate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Calcium Citrates
  • Calcium Formate
  • Calcium Gluconate
  • Calcium Hydroxide
  • Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Microcrystalline (Like Osteoguard One-To-One)
  • Calcium Hypochlorite
  • Calcium Lactate (Dairy Origin)
  • Calcium Lactate (Non-Dairy Origin)
  • Calcium Malates
  • Calcium Nitrate
  • Calcium Orthophosphates
  • Calcium Oxide
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Calcium Propionate
  • Calcium Pyruvate
  • Calcium Rich Foods:
  • Calcium Sorbate
  • Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate
  • Calcium Sterate
  • Calcium Tartrate
  • Calcium With Boron
  • Calicum With Vitamin D3
  • Cal-Ma Plus (Calcium With Parathyroid)
  • Cal-Mag
  • Cal-Mag-Zinc
  • Cal-Sol
  • Cell salts made of Calcium:
  • #1 Calcarea Fluorica (Fluoride of Lime)- Calc. Fluor. is found in enamel of bones and teeth, elastic fibers of the skin, connective tissue and in the blood vessels. It is used for bony tumors; sluggish circulation; cracks in the skin, loss of elasticity; rough, loose and sensitive teeth; delayed dentition; relaxation of tissues and blood vessels causing in flabby flesh; varicose veins; hemorrhoids and displacements of organs.
  • #2 Calcarea Phosphorica (Phosphate of Lime)- Calc. Phos. is found in fertile soil, new blood cells, bone, gastric juices and dentin of teeth. It is used for growth problems; broken bones; cramps; spasms; numbness; cold feelings in the body and head; sluggish circulation; susceptibility to colds and mucous; spinal curvature; sore breasts; chronic tonsillitis; cracks in the skin and night sweats.
  • #3 Calcarea Sulphurica (Sulphate of lime)- Calc. Sulph. In nature occurs as gypsum, alabaster, selenite or commercially known as “plaster of Paris”. Present in connective tissue and in liver cells. Used for cellular regeneration; infection due to pus; pimples, sore throats, colds, pancreatic, liver and kidney disturbances; frontal headaches with nausea; excessive sensitivity of nerves as well as cravings for fruit and acids.
  • Coral calcium
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Foods with calcium: Almonds, Asparagus, Avocados, Blackstrap Molasses, Brewer’s Yeast, Broccoli, Buttermilk, Cabbage, Carob, Cheese, Collards. Dairy Foods, Dandelion Greens, Dulse, Figs, Filberts, Green Leafy Vegetables, Kale, Kelp, Milk (Cow & Goat), Mustard Greens, Oats, Prunes, Salmon (With Bones), Sardines, Seafood, Sesame Seeds, Soybeans, Tofu, Turnip Greens, Watercress, Whey,  Yogurt
  • Herbs high in Calcium: Alfalfa, Burdock Root, Cayenne, Chamomile, Chickweed, Chicory,
  • Dandelion, Eyebright, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek, Flaxseed, Hops, Horsetail, Kelp, Lemongrass, Mullein, Nettle, Oat Straw, Paprika, Parsley, Peppermint, Plantain, Raspberry Leaves, Red Clover, Rose Hips, Shepherd’s Purse, Violet Leaves, Yarrow, Yellow Dock
  • Hydrous Calcium sulfate
  • Ionic mineral products
  • Liquid calcium
  • Min-Chex
  • Min-Tran
  • Natural calcium-high foods (like parsley, nettles, seeds, nuts)
  • Oyster Shell Calcium

Helpful Links and References:

List of calcium deficit symptoms: /Diet_Nutrition/calcium.htm