Easy Vitamins and Minerals®
Calcium

Our minerals are SOLUBLE:

The body can only absorb soluble minerals!

 

Each rounded teaspoon contains 3400mg Organic Calcium (Calcium Gluconate Lactate (from non-GMO grains) Calcium FructoBotate (from wild blueberries)) providing 375mg Organic Elemental Calcium, and Fiberrific (Instant inulin from chicory root). Easy Calcium does NOT contain: Alcohol, Citrus, Colours, Corn, Dairy, Flavours, Gluten, Preservatives, Salt, Soy, Starch, Sugar, Wheat, or Yeast.

 

How to Use

Mix in water, juice or any other beverage (ideally not containing caffeine).

Non-Osteoporotic adults:

Take 1 teaspoon 2 times daily.

Children take ½ teaspoon 2 times daily

Osteoporotic adults:

Take 2 teaspoons 2 times daily.

Children take 1 teaspoon 2 times daily.

 

The Quest for Calcium…

Calcium exists only in combination with other compounds. These compounds contain different amounts of elemental calcium – the actual amount of calcium in the supplement.  Read labels carefully to determine the quantity of elemental calcium in the supplement and the dosage.  Each teaspoon of Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium contains 375 mg of absorbable organic elemental Calcium.

Most calcium supplements are in tablet form.  These tablets first need to be broken down by the body before their calcium becomes available for absorption. Tablets are held together with binders and coated with substances to help keep their shape.  Due to these binders, fillers and coatings, your body cannot easily get to the nutrients.  As well, tablets traditionally use forms of calcium that are not easily absorbed by the body.

Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium, on the other hand, is a completely soluble powder.  It does not need to be broken down by the body before the active ingredients are released and absorbed. Not only is the calcium readily available for absorption through the gastric mucous lining, but it is also available to a much larger surface area – providing for easy absorption. Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium uses the most soluble and bioavailable forms of calcium.  This calcium has been clinically tested and shown to be highly absorbable, stable against heat, salt, pH and oxidation, and is mild on the gastrointestinal system.

Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is ideal as a supplement for children, teens, women and the elderly – all of whom require additional calcium at times. Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium’s high bioavailability and gentleness means that everyone can now easily get all the calcium they need for optimal health.

 

Your Body and Calcium

Other calcium supplements are difficult to take, poorly absorbed and can cause digestive problems.  Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is tasteless, odorless and can be mixed into any drink or soft food without changing the taste. Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is highly absorbable and bioavailable, without causing digestive difficulties.

Traditional calcium supplements are made of inorganic calcium (bone meal, calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, coral calcium, oyster calcium, etc); essentially, powdered rock. In order for inorganic calcium to be absorbed it must first be solubilized and ionized by stomach acid. For most people, ionization of inorganic calcium (the type most widely used in supplements) is a major problem.

Studies show most of us are severely deficient in stomach acid. Patients with insufficient stomach acid can only absorb about 4% of calcium carbonate. Under ideal conditions, a person with normal stomach acid can only absorb 20% at best. Patients with low stomach acid secretion need a form of calcium already in a soluble and ionized state, like those found in Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium. Since it is in a bioavailable form already, patients with impaired stomach acid can absorb organic calcium instead of excreting it as they do with the inorganic calcium they could not ionize.

Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is highly absorbable because it is 100% soluble. Stomach acid is not needed to break it down. Easy calcium enters your body in a completely soluble form ready for immediate absorption.

Many people are “deficient” in magnesium despite taking a “calcium / magnesium” supplement regularly. This is because traditional calcium supplements suppress your body’s ability to absorb magnesium. In the pH environment of the small intestine, inorganic minerals tend to attach themselves to one another and form precipitation. Once precipitated, the minerals fall out of solution together and become non-absorbable. As a result, inorganic calcium supplements dramatically reduce magnesium absorption.

This is why everyone needs to supplement magnesium if they use inorganic calcium. In effect you are just replacing the magnesium your inorganic calcium supplement robbed from your body. Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium doesn’t interact with other compounds thanks to its strong molecular structure and complete solubility. Therefore Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium will not affect magnesium absorption.

Calcium is absorbed either at the beginning or end of the small intestine. In these areas there are both passive and active calcium transport sites.  Active sites use vitamin D to transport calcium through them while passive sites do not require vitamin D. It is worth noting that, while active sites are significantly larger than passive sites in size, there are in excess of 10 times as many passive sites as active sites. Inorganic forms of calcium (bone meal, carbonate, citrate, coral, oyster shell, etc.) are large molecules. They must rely on active transport sites because they simply cannot fit through the small size of passive sites. Thus, the absorption of inorganic calcium is limited as there are only a finite number of active sites at the beginning of the small intestine.

Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium, comprised entirely of small organic calcium, is absorbed in its molecular form and doesn’t need vitamin D as a carrier to penetrate the mucous membrane. It takes advantage of the independent passive diffusion sites in the more alkaline environment at the end of the small intestine. The passive sites allow absorption regardless of stomach acid levels, age, gender, nutrition or hormone status.

Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is able to take advantage of both the active and passive transport sites for maximum absorption. Highly absorbable throughout the entire digestive tract, Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is the soluble and extremely bioavailable form of calcium.

 

Test your current calcium supplement!

Test your current calcium supplement. See how soluble and absorbable it is, and how much of it (and your magnesium) precipitates out.  Take your calcium and put 1 serving into a clear bottle with 500ml white vinegar.  Let it sit for 1-2 minutes then mix well. The vinegar is a weak acid solution designed to simulate our stomach acids (although not a perfect simulation, it will demonstrate the point). Leave the bottle with the vinegar and calcium for 1/2 hour. Look and see if the calcium has dissolved and how much of it has stayed in solution.  Now try the same experiment with Easy Calcium comparing solubility and the amount of precipitation.

Remember, when it comes to calcium, what doesn’t stay in a solution doesn’t stay in you!