What Role Does Calcium Play in the Human Body?

Coral Calcium Supreme and 72 trace minerals in a perfect balance!

Since losing my thyroid in 2007, I’ve learned that Calcium is essential to life. It is one of the most important and essential minerals that the human body requires for good general health. Not only is it essential for the health of your teeth and bones, but it is also critical for muscle contractions (including the heart muscle), and the function of both the vascular and nervous systems. Hundreds of enzyme reactions and protein interactions require calcium as a co-factor, and the process of communication between cells also requires calcium. The most important role of calcium is to provide for the proper functioning of our nervous system–not to provide strength to our bones–that is secondary.

Thus, calcium is the most closely regulated element in our bodies! In fact, calcium is the ONLY element /mineral that has its own regulatory system (the parathyroid glands). There are no other glands in our bodies that regulate any other element. Calcium provides the electrical system for our nervous system. If our calcium levels get elevated, then we can have changes in our personalities and many other nervous-system symptoms like depression. So, parathyroid disease is not just about osteoporosis and kidney stones, it is primarily about us feeling “normal” and enjoying life.

I found a great article explaining the reason why you need coral minerals. Most doctors say that diseases are caused by a mineral deficiency. Minerals make up the basic foundation of health and soils have become depleted of minerals. In effect, our foods, as well as our bodies, have become deficient of minerals. Coral naturally contains every mineral in the body and they are easily absorbed.

How do coral minerals work? Minerals are the basic foundation for health. From our bones to the multitude of enzymatic activities within and without our cells, minerals are the key that opens the door to optimum health. This is accomplished by supplying the body with missing minerals that have crucial roles to play and by bringing overall mineral levels up, thereby raising the pH of body fluids and tissues back to their natural healthy levels. A high pH (alkaline) is important because most disease thrives in a low pH (acidic) environment.

All coral supplied is harvested from above the sea on the island of Okinawa. Thousands of years ago this coral was a thriving coral reef. Geologically, this coral was pushed up above sea level, free from the ocean pollution of the industrial era.