Natural Calcium supplements for Osteoporosis

Natural Calcium supplements for Osteoporosis that work

By Veena Deo

 

This article is about natural calcium supplements for osteoporosis that affect many women.

A small sea animal creates corals by ingesting the ionic ocean minerals and secreting them into a coral formulation. Coral is made up of numerous minute pieces and are longitudinally furrowed.

Constituents of Pravala or Calx of Coral or Corallium Rubrum are its calcareous shells. In Ayurveda, Coral is used as a medicine mostly to help Osteoporosis and arthritis. This natural calcium acts as an antacid, astringent, nervine tonic, laxative and diuretic also. Ref: “Emetic, antiphlegmonous and antibilious” – (N.N. Sen Gupta)

Coral is mostly used in people that have Osteoarthritis, where one would experience severe joint pain, cartilage pain and bone pain. Coral also helps people with calcium deficiency. Pravala Bhasma or Coral of Calx is a natural source of calcium.

Natural Calcium supplements for Osteoporosis, how they work?

Calcium is the fifth most abundant element of the body. The major portion is in the bones. It is also present in small quantities in the extracellular fluid and to a minor extent in the structure and cytoplasm of cells of soft tissues. It is essential for the functional integrity of nerves and muscles where it has a major influence on excitability and release of neurotransmitters. It is necessary for muscle contraction, cardiac function, maintenance of the integrity of membranes and coagulation of the blood. Pravala or Coral Calcium supplements are one of the best absorbed by human body and they come from a natural source.

Calcium carbonate contains 40% of calcium. After ingestion, it is converted to soluble calcium salts in the bowel and calcium is thereby made available for absorption. It is also useful as an Antacid.

Calcium is used in the treatment of deficiency states and as a dietary supplement, when regular intake via food may be inadequate. Calcium salts are specific in the immediate treatment of low calcium tendencies, regardless of etiology.

As age advances, calcium deficiency occurs in both men and women, more so in menopausal women. In such situations, Pravala has excellent benefits.

As per Ayurveda, Pravala or Coral, in addition to being great help to Osteoporosis and Arthritis, provides calcium naturally, hence gets absorbed easily. Relieves the problems related to excessive heat like burning sensation in lower and upper extremities, of eyes and excessive thirst etc. Coral acts as an excellent antacid hence relieves nausea, vomiting, headache, vertigo related to hyperacidity. Decreases irritability and excessive sweating related to calcium deficiency. Helps change the Ph of urine from acid to alkaline.

The National institute of health recommended 1000 to 1500mg of calcium / day as a part of regimen. Calcium deficiency is the main cause of Osteoporosis.

Products containing rare, Praval or Coral extracts like Calx of Coral, Calx of Pearls, Calx of Conch shell, Calx of Pearl Shell, Calx of Convens are excellent Calcium supplements for Osteoporosis, arthritis. These products are more potent and act with higher efficacy.  Hence Coral is useful in calcium deficiency, fragile bones, muscle cramps, brittle finger nails etc.

I hope the above discussion on natural calcium supplements for osteoporosis is helpful to all.

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Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information and on supplements is provided for educational purposes only. For questions email at veenadeo@herbsbenefits.com

 

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