Calcium: have you ever had a problem with this supplement?
I’ve recently started taking Calcium supplements again, and the results have not been good. I don’t know if this is a problem common to others, but whenever I put additional calcium into my body, my digestive system slows to almost a crawl. What’s with that?
A few days ago I talked to a friend about the slow down. She knows that I have switched to a whole, raw foods diet and gotten away from processed foods, well, for the most part. We talked about what was happening with me, and possible options. In the end, it seemed like stopping the calcium supplements was the best choice for me, so I did.
I worry about all the potential health affects of not getting enough calcium into my body. And I worry about the different types of calcium I might ingest, chemically created calcium, that is, not from plant based or animal based sources. I worry that I will get osteoporosis. All women have to worry about calcium intake, right?
I am really struggling with the thought of taking these supplements again. Can’t I get enough calcium from the plant/animal based foods I eat, to keep me healthy and growing strong bones?
What do you think about supplements? Do they ever affect you badly or slow down your digestive system? What supplements do you take on a daily basis?