An average adult needs at least 1000 mg of calcium every day. When we consume less than the recommended dietary allowance for calcium, we are at risk developing calcium deficiency. Low consumption of dietary calcium from the food we eat does not show symptoms, especially during early stages, but it can make our bones weak, leading to bone fractures and diseases such as osteoporosis, rickets, and osteomalacia.
Calcium deficiency or hypocalcemia can also be a result of certain medical conditions, treatments, and medications that alter the way our body absorb minerals. These include the following:
- Renal failure
- Surgery (Surgical removal of the stomach)
- Intake of diuretics or water pills
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.