Calcium supports healthy bones and teeth (we all love a beautiful smile :) ) and according to Harvard Health News, it lowers the risk of colon cancer (this is the icing on the cake). This important mineral also regulates a wide range of biological functions, including heart health, muscle activity, transmission of nerve impulses, and glandular secretion. Calcium is also vital for the absorption of other nutrients, especially vitamin B-12.
You want calcium that is bio-available so the body can actually utilize it. Calcium Tea is just that. Calcium Tea is rich in easily absorbable organic calcium. The herbs in this tea are alfalfa, oatstaw, comfrey, and horsetail.
A bit more about these herbs…
Alfalfa is a highly nutritive herb, rich in chlorophyll, carotene, Vitamin K, amino acids, and of course calcium. It also contains Vitamin B12. Alfalfa is beneficial for all ailments because of its nutrient properties.
Horsetail is a beauty herb. It is naturally high in beauty elements such as silica, which helps rebuild and provide elasticity to skin, hair and nails. It is also a diuretic and tonic herb for body Spring cleansing.
Oatstaw soothes and strengthens the nerves and assists in overcoming depression, anxiety and insomnia. Great source of calcium and silica (explained above). Having trouble kicking a drug habit? This herb helps in withdrawal from nicotine, opiates and cocaine. Other qualities include lowering cholesterol, improving the male regenerative system, correcting sugar imbalances, and strengthening weak or brittle nails.
What you don’t want to consume for calcium:
- Milk and dairy products – they actually leach calcium out of the bones so that’s counter-productive.
- Fortified foods – No need since Mother Earth has already provided nutrient dense foods for us to consume and live optimally. Fortified foods are processed foods and are acidic to the body which in the long term creates bone degeneration.
- Fish – Again acidic and high in mercury. If the FDA says have it only twice a week, you know you should definitely not have it more than one time a week if at all.
- Soy Products – Try your best to stay away from this. Most soy on the market is genetically modified. Genetically modified foods can screw up our own chromosomes and cause things to go awry in the system. This leads to sickness. We definitely don’t want that. Yuck!
What you do want to consume for calcium:
Other than Calcium Tea and the aforementioned herbs, some healthy calcium rich sources are:
- Leafy Green Veggies – spinach, broccoli, and arugula are all high in calcium
- Nuts and Seeds – not only are they rich in calcium but they promote heart health. Nuts also provide protein, which supports strong bones.
- Almonds – great source of potassium
- Sunflower Seeds
- Walnuts and Flax Seeds – both high in Omega 3s
Forget fortified foods. Eat real foods and get bio-available nutrients.