Symptoms of Calcium Deficiency

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Majority of Americans consume less than the current recommendations for adequate calcium intake. Although calcium deficiency does not produce symptoms over a short period time, when left untreated, inadequate calcium intake often lead to bone fractures and bone-related medical conditions such as osteoporosis, rickets, and osteomalacia.

Early cases of calcium deficiency, also known as hypocalcemia, may be difficult to diagnose because of the nature of its symptoms. Individuals who have low blood calcium levels experience the following:

  • Fainting
  • Heart problems
  • Pain in the chest
  • Numbness and tingling sensations in the fingers and toes
  • Back cramps
  • Leg cramps
  • Breathing problems
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Muscle spasms in larynx
  • Irritability
  • Impaired intellectual capacity
  • Depression
  • Personality changes
  • Seizures
  • Coarse hair
  • Brittle nails
  • Psoriasis
  • Dry skin
  • Chronic itching
  • Tooth decay
  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Muscle weakness
  • Cataracts
  • Back pain
  • Gradual loss of height
  • Spine, wrist, and hip fractures
  • Weak and brittle nails
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion or memory loss 

As we get older, our body’s ability to absorb calcium changes. This is why it’s important to keep our bones strong and healthy while we’re still young. Although a balanced diet is the best way to get calcium, supplements can also be another option.  

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.

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