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By definition, calcium carbonate is a white insoluble solid occurring naturally as chalk, calcite, and marble. It is one of the two main types of calcium supplements — the other one is citric calcium.
Calcium carbonate has many health benefits, including aiding weight loss, lowering risk of colon cancer, and preventing bone loss in postmenopausal women.
1. Prevents Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women
Some women lose bone mass after menopause due to a decline in estrogen.
Calcium carbonate supplements can help, as several recent studies suggest that giving postmenopausal women daily doses of supplements containing around 1,000 milligrams of calcium reduce bone loss by 1-2%.
The effect of calcium supplements seems to be greatest in women with low calcium intakes and during only the first 2 years of taking supplements.
2. Aids Weight Loss
Multiple recent studies have directly linked low intakes of calcium to a high body mass index (BMI) and high body fat percentage.
This study conducted in 2016 evaluated the effect of giving 600-milligram calcium supplements to overweight college students with low calcium intakes — here’s what it concluded:
Participants who received calcium supplements lost more body fat on a calorie-restricted diet than those who were given a placebo.
The same study further states that the participants were also given vitamin D supplements along with calcium. That’s why doctors often recommended vitamin D along with calcium.
3. May Improve Metabolic Markers
Multiple recent studies suggest that calcium carbonate supplements improve metabolic markers, especially when taken along with vitamin D — since it improves absorption.
During a study conducted in 2016 on 42 pregnant women, those who took calcium and vitamin D supplements experienced a notable improvement in their metabolic markers, including markers of blood pressure and inflammation.
Furthermore, research also suggests that children of women who took calcium supplements during pregnancy have lower blood pressure at age seven, compared to those whose mothers did not.
What’s even more impressive is that a recent study on over 100 overweight, vitamin D-deficient women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) concludes the following:
Participants who were given calcium and vitamin D supplements experienced improvements in markers of insulin, inflammation, and triglyceride levels.
Health Issues Associated With Calcium Carbonate Deficiency
People who use calcium carbonate supplements have a lower risk of suffering from the following health issues:
- Bone loss
- Weak teeth
- Colon cancer
- High blood pressure
So if you want to avoid the discomfort caused by the health issues mentioned above, then add a calcium carbonate supplement to your diet.
Daily Recommended Intake
The daily recommended intake (DRI) of calcium carbonate varies depending on the purpose of use.
For instance, the DRI for middle-aged men is 1,000 milligrams, whereas the DRI for women trying to treat osteoporosis is 3,000 milligrams divided into three doses.
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