11.15.2015

Ionic calcium phosphate reverses soft tissue calcification, and don't take calcium with food

This is counter-intuitive right? We are told that everyone gets too much calcium and that is why we get calcification of soft tissues and heart attacks and things like that. We are also told that vitamin D increases calcium absorption. Well that is all ignorant BS. Not only bloggers... but presumed "doctors" and "scientists" say these things. All of these "experts" need a big slap in the face by chemistry (and basic biology).

Vitamin D

First of all vitamin D does not improve calcium absorption. The idiot scientists who put this out need to be tried in a court of law because they know this is BS and are laughing about it. Only people ignorant of basic chemistry would fall for this. The study everyone cites to claim this is the case people were given calcium carbonate, milk, and calcium carbonate with vitamin D. They used calcium excretion (calcium in the urine) to determine absorption. First of all this is a bad way to measure absorption, even worse than looking at the blood. So the biology is something is absorbed from the gut and transported to the blood. from the blood it can be integrated into tissues or be excreted (bile, urine, sweat, etc). So first of all even if they tested the blood they wouldn't know how much was integrated into tissues or how much was coming out of tissues. Unless they used radioactive calcium so they know where it came from, they don't know whether the blood calcium is coming from the tissues, went into the tissues, or was there from the supplementation. But they used something even worse, urine. Urine has all the problems as the blood above but adds more problems. The other problems are that the calcium could have stayed in the blood, could have been integrated into tissues, could have come out of tissues, or could have been reabsorbed out of the urine in the kidney before excreted.

So anyway a good scientist with a basic knowledge of biology would be able to navigate these waters by good experimental design. this paper had terrible design. The results were that milk calcium was "absorbed" least. Better was calcium carbonate, and much better was the calcium carbonate+vitd group. the truth is likely the opposite, the milk group probably had the most calcium added to the bones, calcium carbonate worse, and calcium carbonate+vitD much worse. Why do I say that? Because much more calcium is being EXCRETED from the body in the vit D group! Knowing basic biology this makes sense; vitamin D stimulates osteoclast activity...osteoclasts break down bones and lead to excretion of calcium!

So now we can explain why the vitamin D group excreted more calcium, because vitamin D causes bones to be broken down. Now we need to look at real bioavailability. Any chemist-biologist would know that you need to dissolve minerals fully in order for them to be absorbed. This only happens about 10% to calcium carbonate in the stomach acid. And that is if you take it with food. You should NOT take calcium with food though as calcium and magnesium both inactivate digestive enzymes. So taking calcium carbonate on an empty stomach you are only absorbing about 5%. Vitamin D is a fat and simply will not help calcium to dissolve which is the rate limiting step. Yes vitamin D upregulates calbindin which effects calcium absorbtion in the gut HOWEVER calbindin needs ionic calcium to bind! It cannot bind calcium carbonate or whatever other forms. It must be ionic. So you cannot improve calcium carbonate absorption with vitamin d because making the calcium carbonate dissolve is the problem.

Milk

Now, why was less calcium excreted from milk? Because the milk calcium went to the bones instead of the urine! Milk contains lots of phosphorous which is required to build bones.

Correct Calcium supplementation reverses calcification

Alright so now why does taking ionic calcium phosphate reverse soft tissue calcification? Its simple. When you don't have enough calcium what does your body want to do? Hold on to all of the calcium it can. Makes sense right? You don't want to be generous with calcium if you don't have enough for yourself. So calcium is not broken down in the body. This happens system wide; even though your body should get rid of soft tissue calcifications to feed it to the bones the body honestly isn't that sophisticated. It uses hormones to regulate calcium and hormones go throughout the body. So for your body to tell your bones to not break down calcium, soft tissues get the same message unfortunately. So it would make sense that when you get enough calcium then your body loosens its grip on the mineral and you start to dissolve soft tissue calcifications. This is exactly what I have seen. I have been taking magnesium, silica, even vitamin d in the past and I have always had a calcification in the muscle on my shin. I figured since these players, even especially silica, didn't work, then it was just too late for me, I must just be getting old. Well I added ionic calcium phosphate, and it was difficult for me to even find the calcification! it shrunk a ton and instead of hard bony feeling, it feels slick/slippery like it is dissolving. I'm sure the magnesium and especially silica I am taking is helping the process a lot, but adding the calcium was the missing ingredient. Also I have been taking no vitamin D for a while so it isn't that.

Here is the misleading calcium bio-availability paper:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8602592

3 comments:

  1. Where can you get ionic calcium phosphate?

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  2. Do you know where Pearl Powder falls for Calcium Benefits?

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  3. Ionic calcium phosphate is calcium carbonate or calcium hydroxide dissolved in food grade phosphoric acid. I just started including it in my nectar of gaia recipe. So you can make it yourself or I can make it for you.

    As far as pearl powder, it looks great but still I would dissolve it in phosphoric acid and take about 1/10 the normal dose.

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