by Jane

I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis and was told to take one of those horrible drugs for it. Because of heartburn, I refused the fosamax, etc. I was then told to try Forteo which I also refused, and finally the new IV drug which I also refused. Months ago I found a website talking about Calcium Aspartate Anhydrous. I have been taking the powder now for quite sometime. It does not require Vitamin D nor Magnesium to work. The website says to learn more than your doctors do about this and how it works. Do you know anything about this type of calcium? I am not so sure it is helping all that much. It however, is suppose to go straight to the small intestine and have the highest bioavailability to the bones and not wind up in other tissues like other calcium can do. I do however, have celiac disease so I often wonder if I am absorbing the calcium the way I should. If having celiac disease and on a gluten free diet, is it possible that both this type of calcium AND OR your protocol might not work for me? Jane

Calcium Aspartate Anhydrous is better absorbed than most calcium supplements, but not as well absorbed as the calcium from algae in the MineralMatrix8. This is because algae calcium, or calcium from your greens, is food based and that is how natured designed us to get our calcium. The plants uptake the calcium and other minerals from the ground or sea bed, and transform them into usable minerals for them, and the animals or people that eat them.

There is nothing special about calcium aspartate anhydrous that directs it to bones and not other places in the body. Because it is better absorbed then say, calcium carbonate, and many other forms of calcium, it is less likely to get stuck in joints or arteries, and thus is better than most forms of calcium.

Taking calcium only with no magnesium is almost always a mistake. It ignores the research showing that when there are high levels of calcium and low levels of magnesium in the body, the body produces more osteoclasts which resorb bone, decreasing bone density. Increasing magnesium levels causes the body to produce more osteoblasts, which increase bone formation. In fact, the major cause of osteoporosis is this imbalance of excess calcium and low magnesium. So for most people, taking calcium only is exactly the wrong thing to be doing. There are some people, of course, who develop osteoporosis for other reasons, who do have adequate levels of magnesium. For them taking calcium only can temporarily help - until the levels in the body get out of balance which will inevitably happen.

We suggest using magnesium with no calcium for at least 3 months because this is the quickest way to adjust calcium magnesium levels in the body. This will more rapidly increase the production of the osteoblasts which will work to remineralize your bones.

If someone has adequate levels of Vitamin D and get out in the sun, they won't need any. If your levels are low, then you do need to supplement with it. Not only is it important for your bones, it is vital for your immune system, and just about everything else in your body.

Celiac disease should not decrease your absorption of calcium or our protocol as long as you are on a gluten free diet.

Good Luck!


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Jun 26, 2013
hip bone spurs
by: Hbsugar

Six months ago I was in a lot of pain, just got diagnosed by my primary doctor that I have osteoporosis in my right hip and have bone spurs, I had difficulty walking, I use crutches and cane to get around but very difficult when I have to go to work. I even requested for a temporary disable/handicap parking because I can only walk short distance, I took all types of pain pills but unsuccessful, no relief whatsoever the only option my 2-doctors gave me was #1-a series of steroid injections on my right hip with no guarantee #2-hip surgery to fix the problem. To make the long story short, I search the internet & found this article about CALCIUM ASPARTATE ANHYDROUS, been taking it for about a week now & I can walk sometimes without my crutches or cane, very thankful I did my research, this is a very good product, I highly recommend it.

Mar 08, 2013
jaw bone spur
by: Anonymous

i have a bone spur on my lower jaw, from a dental work. do you know if ezorb will help to get rid of it? is magnezium good for it?

Hi Anonymous,
Please contact Get Healthy Again for any questions about products. 1 800 832 9755

Jan 25, 2013
by: Anonymous

In response to a question asking about gluten. Intolerance of gluten has a direct effect on vitamin d, and therefore calcium. It inhibits the body's absorption of any and all nutrients. I know this because my vit.D was at "8" for years (normal is around 50 or so) before I diagnosed myself with gluten issues. I am at a normal level now, after not being able to budge my "8" even with taking thousands of MG of D.
While this form of calcium my inhibit absorption in the small intestine, you should be worrying more about gluten:)
Personally I do not take supplements every single day as it seems more effective with a "fibromyalgia" stricken body for me. You should also be looking at your thyroid levels if u have gluten issues. I found that thyroid best be taken with how you FEEL and not what the tests say. My normal is not what the professionals think it should be. And don't forget to take an iodine supplement. Another thing docs will not tell you is that fibrous cysts in the chest area has been linked to iodine deficiency. I take the 32 mg pills occasionally for that, while most iodine supplements are only micrograms (did not work for me-perhaps because of poor absorption). And yes it has helped with the painful cysts.
Hundreds of doctors, 2 botched celiac screens, and enough pain pills to kill many horses later I finally figured it out myself. I wish you luck!

Jul 11, 2011
Heel Spurs
by: Thea

I read that calcium aspartate anhydrous help to
heal heel spurs. Is it true? I have heel spur and am looking for the right way to get rid if it.

No, it is the opposite. The heel spurs are a result of too much, misplaced calcium.. You need to up the Magnesium instead. Work up to taking 600 to 700 mg per day of a good magnesium supplement.

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