Women and the Calcium Balance

Bones are continuously turning over in a cycle of building, growing, excavating and rebuilding. Calcium is the primary building block in this cycle. This essential mineral cannot be manufactured by your body, so it must come from dietary intake every day.

Only one percent of all the calcium stored in your body is found outside of your bones and teeth. This tiny percentage is used for many vital functions, including the widening and narrowing of blood vessels, the moving of muscles and the secreting of hormones.

Adequate amounts of dietary calcium maintain balance, supporting necessary body functions and keeping bone material dense and strong. Women tend to be more susceptible to issues with bone density, which can be impacted by pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.

As an example, for the healthy development of a growing child during pregnancy and breastfeeding, calcium is in high demand. If a mother’s calcium intake is insufficient, then this mineral will be taken from her bones (resorption).1 This is why it is important for moms to increase their intake of calcium-rich nutrition. But before supplementing with CalciAIM, a mom should consult with her health care practitioner.

The CalciAIM Difference
Many women supplement their calcium intake to ensure they get a sufficient amount. Those who choose CalciAIM know the difference between its 98 percent absorbable calcium powder and only 20 percent absorbability from capsules and 30 percent from tablets.
Calcium is simply a difficult mineral to absorb supplementally unless it is delivered in a free-ionic form, which happens as soon as you add CalciAIM powder to water.
Additionally, nutrients that support calcium absorption and bone health are also fundamental ingredients in the formulation: vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, L-lysine HCL, vitamin C, vitamin A and copper.

The Right Amount
For women over the age of 19, the recommended daily amount for calcium is 1,000 – 1,200 mg. Women require the higher amount when they reach the age of 51, around the start of menopause. For adults 19 to 50, the recommended upper limit is 2,500 mg of calcium a day. If you are 51 or older, the upper limit of daily calcium is 2,000 mg.2

CalciAIM helps to meet your daily requirement, and it is best taken with food. For efficacy and safety, each serving delivers an amount of calcium that your body can take at one time: around 400 mg. If you have two or three servings daily, take them at separate meals.

Around 14 years ago, I had been using calcium supplements purchased in health food stores. When AIM introduced CalciAIM, I immediately ordered it and started taking it one to two times per day with meals. I faithfully take CalciAIM every day, and I can’t thank AIM enough for this amazing, absorbable product.
Janet Breitkreutz, AIM Director
Sherwood Park, Alberta


References:
1 bit.ly/ResorptionPregnancy
2 bit.ly/CalciumIntake

Published by The AIM Companies

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