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Calcium: Smaller doses, better absorption?
by Jim Sliney, Jr.
Calcium supplements have gotten a lot of pounding in the press in recent years. One question that seems to be asked is, “Should I take calcium in smaller doses?” The simple answer to this is yes. It is known that the body absorbs calcium best at amounts of 500 mg or less at a given time. Taking more than 500 mg of calcium at one time does not mean that your body will absorb that extra calcium. Cal-EZ is calcium carbonate powder and vitamin D powder. Switching from conventional calcium pills to Cal-EZ has been beneficial for many people. Here are a couple of customers who divided up their Cal-EZ doses over the course of the day. The "symptoms" this person is referring to are the symptoms of hypocalcemia. Symptoms of hypocalcemia include brain fog, muscle or bone pain, paresthesias (pins and needles), and tetany (involuntary muscle spasms). Cal-EZ comes in convenient, portable sleeves of 1,000 mg of calcium and 1,000 IU of vitamin D. This meets the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of calcium and slightly exceeds the RDA of vitamin D. And to make a habit of taking your Cal-EZ, add it to a beverage. The Institute of Medicine says the Adequate Intake (AI) of water for males is approximately 3.5 liters a day and for females is 2.5 liters a day. Cal-EZ dissolves easily and tastelessly into water (or other beverages) so you can satisfy your fluid needs and your calcium and vitamin D needs all at once. To learn more about Cal-EZ absorption, click here to go to the Cal-EZ website or click on the botton below for a summary and link to the full study.