And moving on from osteoporosis, excess calcium
promotes a host of other health problems including heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and virtually all chronic diseases.
If any excess calcium
is absorbed, the kidneys remove it from the blood and excrete it in the urine.
from supplements may cause kidney stones, and has been linked with a higher risk of heart attacks.
This is because it's not altogether clear that excess calcium
is deposited in the arteries, though the conclusion seems logical enough because the bones have limited ability to absorb calcium given in larger doses than those found in foods, and because we do see evidence of calcium building up in arteries and in arterial plaques.
An accumulation of excess calcium
can cause potentially deadly calcifications in tissues and blood vessels; however, physicians currently have no tools to determine an individual's calcification risk.
can lead to serious orthopedic conditions in large-breed puppies, especially before puberty.
Here is a report of a case of MAS in a patient who took excess calcium
carbonate as a treatment for heartburn.
Assuming that excess calcium
intake without regards to magnesium intake may increase heart attack and stroke risk, this may indeed validate what Life Extension[R] has long espoused about the critical need to balance calcium and magnesium.
From this investigation it appears that bent leg syndrome was either due to hypovitaminosis D, secondary nutritional hyperparathyroidism, excess calcium
supplementation or hyperphosphatemia.
If you feed the high-calcium layer feed to your chicks, the excess calcium
may cause developmental problems, such as weak legs, reproductive or kidney damage, or even death.
On the other hand, excess calcium
without its above co-helpers can result in calcium settling in soft tissue in different body parts (joints, blood vessels), causing arthritis and artery stiffening.
But a more recent study of cardiovascular risk did not show increased risk from excess calcium
Phosphorus--found in dairy products, meat, fish and nuts--can interfere with calcium absorption, while excess calcium
also helps lower phosphorus levels in the body.
If there's excess calcium
in our blood not being assimilated into the bones, guess what happens to it?
For example, cheap high-sulphur coal or coke could be co-fired with the shale so that the excess calcium
be used to trap sulphur, while leaving more shale for other applications and the future.