Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the human body.
Beyond the support for healthy teeth and bones, your central nervous system, muscles, and certain brain functions all depend on calcium for optimal health. But, did you know that 90% of calcium supplements are made from limestone or marble rock, literally ground into a powder and packed or pressed into tablets or capsules? No wonder those tablets are hard as a rock. They literally ARE rock!
Elementally, these rocks are made up of 40% calcium, so the reason for their use is obvious. However, recent studies have made clear that this type of supplemental calcium can cause more harm than good. The conclusion of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension states that "from a cardiovascular perspective, dietary calcium intake by eating foods high in calcium appears safer than calcium loading with supplements."
Besides offering a heart-healthy form of calcium supplementation, the herbs in this blend also bring about calming support, aiding in relaxation and easing restlessness.
Stinging Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica) : Stinging nettle contains a high level of naturally occurring calcium, and thanks to the genius of nature; it has the perfect ratio of magnesium to help calcium make its way into the cells.
Horsetail herb (Equisetum arvense) : Horsetail contains numerous beneficial compounds with health-promoting effects, including antioxidants and silica. Antioxidants, of course, provide healthy cell support, while silica provides benefits for healthy skin, nails, hair, and bones
Oatstraw (Avena sativa) : In a nutritional analysis, this herb ranked highest as a plant source of magnesium. It is traditionally used to calm the nervous system.
Cornsilk herb (Zea mays) : Cornsilk contains magnesium, calcium, and is particularly high in silicon. A handful of studies indicate that cornsilk may provide support for inflammation, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Skullcap herb (Scutellaria lateriflora) : This herb is best known for its ability to calm the nerves. It is also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and silicon.
Shake well. Take 1-3 times daily, or as needed. (1 dropperful = 1/8 tsp)
NOTE: This herbal extract formula is considered safe for both expecting and nursing mothers. We do suggest using caution during early pregnancy as excessive use may stimulate uterine contractions. If taking with Herbal Iron, be sure to take the Herbal Iron in the morning and the Herbal Calcium in the evening as they compete for absorption.