Topic 3 Lesson 1: Minerals 1 Calcium: - Oyster shells are very tightly packed. It would take a long time for this oyster shell source of calcium carbonate to be dissolved. And it might not actually make it through the full dissolution process before it simply gets eliminated in the body. - So it would make sense to find a product, if you can, if you're taking calcium in this regard that dissolves rather quickly. - Another comment to make is that the calcium content of milk is the same for all types of milk.2% milk, whole milk, or completely fat free milk will all have approximately the same calcium concentrations. - another study showed that calcium supplementation may " increase risk of hip fracture by up to 60%. - The reason is that the supplements that are calcium citrate or calcium carbonate interfere with phosphate absorption. - it's calcium, an OH ion, and phosphate. - And so if your supplement is interfering with phosphate absorption. There may be another kind of issue that's tracking into this equation. Phosphate: - Sources of phosphate, of phosphorus in different forms are the ones that you see here cheese, meat, fish and so forth have phosphorus in them. - And phosphates wind up being the building bone. One place to get to phosphoric acid is in Cola drinks - that kind of soft drink, have phosphates, because it has phosphoric acid. - about 1-1.2 grams is the RDA of calcium - There are many good sources for calcium: yogurt, sardines, Lesson 3: Minerals 3 calcium buildup: -
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