CALCIFICATION AND CALCIUM PREPARATIONS – INTRODUCTION

Many people have a totally mistaken idea about calcium preparations, calcification and, in particular, calcification or hardening of the arteries. Quite often a patient tells me, T can’t take calcium, I suffer from arteriosclerosis, and I’m sure it would be bad for me to take any more calcium; it would only be deposited in the arteries.’

But this view is entirely wrong. Biological calcium preparations such as Urticalcin have nothing to do with calcification. On the contrary, someone who is suffering from hardening of the arteries can take such a preparation without any problems, for it is easily assimilated. This calcium is used to repair worn out parts of the body and is never deposited in the vessels. In fact, the ‘deposits’ we are talking about are not really pure calcium; the term is used in the sense of arterial degeneration whereby the arterial walls gradually lose their elasticity.

First of all, fat-like substances called lipoids are deposited on the lining of the blood vessels and only later is calcium added. According to some research workers, the thickening takes place as a natural necessity so as to strengthen the walls of the arteries. It is thought that the body, as a defence measure, deposits calcium when the blood vessels have lost a degree of elasticity and stability and can no longer cope with the changed conditions of pressure. Other researchers, however, are of the opinion that it is just because of these deposits in the vessels, the so-called arteriosclerosis, that they become hardened.

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