PROBLEM: Some products (such as some non-dairy milks) and supplements/vitamins contain “calcium carbonate“. (it’s elemental/inorganic calcium from rock, bone, shells, etc.)
“Growing evidence suggests that Calcium Carbonate, which is chalk or limestone, is not a biologically appropriate form of calcium for human metabolism. The primary justification for ingesting Calcium Carbonate is to “support bones,” however, Lancet and the British Medical Journal, recently published the results of two extensive clinical trails which concluded that Calcium plus Vitamin D does nothing to prevent bone loss.”
Also, the latest study “involving 24,000 people between the ages of 35 and 64, were even more alarming. Those participants who took a regular calcium supplement increased their risk of having a heart attack by 86% versus those who took no calcium supplements at all.”
(source: “Stoned to death: calcium supplements proven to kill again”)
That article also says that calcium carbonate may end up in places you do not want it to go such as bowels, kidneys (stones), breasts, brain, etc. or create osteoarthritis or hypertension.
” “Brain gravel” is also an increasingly prevalent phenomenon, where autopsied patients have been found to have pebble-size calcium deposits distributed throughout their brains, including the pineal gland (‘the seat of the soul’).”
Inorganic “Calcium carbonate” causes brain lesions. (source: “Taking calcium supplements causes brain lesions”)
-Stay away from products that contain “Calcium Carbonate”. Always check labels. (Examples of some products that I know contain calcium carbonate include: Silk non-dairy milks and also AlmondBreeze non-dairy milks made by Blue Diamond have it too.)
So look for other non-dairy milk brands. There’s products out there that don’t have it. Always check every label on any product you buy. (stay away from calcium carbonate).
-Instead choose products with other forms of calcium. “Calcium as found in chelated form, e.g. calcium citrate, calcium bisglycinate, calcium asporatate, or in its natural state as Food, is much more readily absorbed and utilized within the body, and does not have the risk factors associated with inorganic calcium ingestion.”