Majority of the calcium found in our body is stored in bones. However, as we grow older, our bone density decreases, making us more vulnerable to calcium deficiency.
Calcium deficiency, also known as hypocalcemia, is a nutritional disorder characterized by below-normal levels of calcium in the blood. This may occur due to a lot of factors such as:
- Levels of albumin decreases
- 40% of the calcium is attached to albumin, a protein within our cells. As it decreases, our body relies on the calcium available in the bones, teeth, and other organs, resulting to calcium deficiency.
- Inadequate calcium intake
- Increased intake of sodium and phosphorus
- Decreased intake of vitamin D and magnesium
- Health conditions that alter the body’s mineral absorption process
- Chronic kidney disease
- Thyroid issues
- Gastric bypass surgery
As we get older, our body’s ability to absorb calcium changes. While we’re still young, eating a balanced diet with foods that are rich in calcium and taking calcium supplements is the best way to keep our bones strong and healthy.
Bentonite clay is used as a traditional detoxification tool because of its ability to remove toxins from the body. It is rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals that, when ingested, can act as a supplement that replaces the missing nutrients needed by the body.