Calcium’s important role in bone health is no secret, but today you’ll discover some seldom-mentioned functions of this fascinating mineral.

Calcium plays many roles in the body that go beyond its status as the primary mineral in bone. From metabolism to muscle contraction, calcium’s functions go beyond bone health.

Also, calcium is necessary for the differentiation and proliferation of osteoblasts, bone-building cells, via complex synergistic action with a binding protein that also performs many other important functions in the body.

So get ready to be amazed with three little-known calcium facts I can’t wait to share with you today!

1. Calcium Creates Electricity

Have you ever wondered about the term “electrolyte”? The word denotes electricity, and that’s because electrolytes – key minerals that include calcium – conduct electrical currents across cell membranes, thus allowing for key elements and water to pass across the membrane and into the cell. The same process allows the cell to excrete wastes.

When it comes to electrolytes, most people think of potassium and sodium only. But calcium does in fact facilitate the passage of various elements into cells, which ties in with the acid/alkaline balance that is the main building block of the Osteoporosis Reversal Program.

pH means “potential hydrogen.” Acidic substances release hydrogen, so the potential hydrogen (pH) is low. Your body’s pH level is indicative of the force between alkaline-forming, negative ions and acid-forming positive ions, which push against each other, creating a measurable electrical resistance.

In this dynamic balancing act, calcium works in tandem with sodium and potassium to create the electrical charge that keeps your heart beating. When blood pressure allows sodium to enter a special group of cells called the Sinoatrial node, potassium leaves the cell at the same time. Less potassium leaves the cell than sodium enters it, however, creating an ever-growing positive charge. When the charge builds to a certain point, calcium channels in the cell membrane open, discharging the positive electrical charge along the nerves that lead to the heart. Amazing!

And it all depends on calcium.

2. Your Muscles Need Calcium

A biological process known as the calcium cycle prompts the contraction and relaxation of muscle fibers. A complex interplay between a calcium ion (Ca+2), proteins, and receptors modulate the triggers that cause skeletal muscle to contract and relax.

Calcium also regulates energy metabolism, and keeps muscle structure strong and flexible. In fact, Ca+2 influences genetic material in the cellular nuclei, thus strongly influencing development and differentiation (more on that in a moment).

Calcium’s functions in muscle fiber are so complex that exactly how all of them are accomplished remains unknown.

3. Calcium Is Required For The Proliferation And Differentiation Of Bone-Building Cells (Osteoblasts)

Savers are well aware that calcium makes up a large part of the bone matrix, and that osteoblasts are bone-building cells. But what you may not know is the role of a binding protein, calmodulin, which plays a role in many body processes, including inflammation control, transport of elements between cells, memory, and immunity (to name a few).

Calmodulin (CaM) regulates key bone morphogenetic protein signaling. These key proteins (BMP-2 and TGF-β) are growth factors that play a role in osteoblast differentiation. CaM also binds a particular estrogen receptor, increasing that receptor’s transcription.

Research has shown that inhibiting CaM levels actually decreases bone formation and the differentiation of osteoblasts. During bone remodeling, Ca+2 increases, thus regulating osteoblast proliferation and differentiation. It does this by activating calcium-sensing receptors or increasing the amount of calcium into the osteoblasts themselves.

Ca+2 is dependent on CaM to do its job in and among the cells of your body, and without these vital substances working together, your bones can not rejuvenate.

Calcium Is Vital For Bone Health And Overall Health

As you can see, calcium is about far more than the integrity of your bones. And it’s clear that its ultimate function is on a cellular level, and unless the calcium you’re taking in is the right kind, it’s not going to be able to pass across cell membranes and do its many jobs.

That’s why I was so pleased to find the calcium supplement TrueOsteo™.

What Makes TrueOsteo Different?

Not only does TrueOsteo™ contain other Foundation Supplements such as magnesium, Vitamins K2 and D3, but it also has stress-busting Ashwagandha extract and Amla fruit, an anti-inflammatory and natural source of Vitamin C.

TrueOsteo™ is an organic, plant-based calcium derived from algae. It includes chlorella algae as well which, along with cilantro, detoxifies the body.

TrueOsteo™ contains just 800mg of calcium per serving, and you take four capsules a day. While 800mg may not seem like much, the fact is that the organic calcium in TrueOsteo™ is so readily absorbed by the body that you simply don’t need massive doses to get what you need.

TrueOsteo™ is the calcium supplement I take, and I have always been satisfied with it. However, if you think that TrueOsteo™ is not for you, you can return the unused portion for a full refund.

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Till next time,

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  1. Armin July 23, 2015, 9:05 am

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  2. Alice Lawson March 10, 2015, 9:55 pm

    I am so glad I learned about Tru Osteo from you. My dexascans have improved since I’ve been taking it. I might seem strange, but sometimes I burp after taking them and I swear I can see “smoke” coming out of my mouth.

  3. Elsie March 1, 2015, 12:11 am

    Wish they.’d make TrueOsteo without ashwaganda which totally messed up my digestive system. It has taken me more than a year to recover from the severely negative effects of that herb.

  4. LYNDA February 28, 2015, 11:48 am

    Although I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis 6 years ago, blood tests and hair tests ( with and without the hair root ) have shown that I do not have any mineral or vitamin deficiencies. So I decided ( eventually ! ) just to take my daily multivitamin and mineral food state supplement and try to eat a good PH balanced diet high in anti-oxidents.

    Much less stressful and cheaper !

  5. Daphna February 28, 2015, 11:37 am

    It’s very important to point out that anything that is derived from algae is not good for those with an over- active thyroid.

  6. Karen February 27, 2015, 7:34 pm

    Currently I take Jarrow Bone Up or Life Extension Bone Strenghth! I opted against Treue Osteo because my doctor and holistic doctor advised not to combine Strontium with Calcium!!! They said they should be taken separately at different times of the day! Please comment!

    • Ann March 2, 2015, 6:23 pm

      So I take my TruOsteo in morning breakfast and dinner in evening
      Take the Strontium at noon, can be taken with or without food, no milk items though with it

  7. Norma February 27, 2015, 7:34 pm

    I have taken TruOsteo for about a year now, and my scalp feels very hard and teeth feel very strong, my ph use to be 8 for years, now it is a 7 which is good….and I thank Vivian for her good advice on many things…..and of course I exercise for 10 minutes every day….I am 86 years young….

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA February 28, 2015, 11:01 am

      Good job, Norma! Keep up the good work and keep on inspiring others. 🙂

  8. Customer Support February 27, 2015, 12:10 pm

    Just a friendly reminder to those who have questions and concerns that do not pertain to the subjects covered in this blog post – please send an e-mail to Customer Support by clicking the Customer Support link at the bottom of this page. In addition, you can use the Search feature at the top of the page to view all the free information that Vivian has written on a particular topic. Thank you!

  9. Jean February 27, 2015, 10:53 am

    It would be helpful if these ads specified the number of capsules in a bottle, and how many a day you take.

  10. Carol February 27, 2015, 7:05 am

    TrueOsteo looks like a great supplement but I’m surprised it contains a very small amount of magnesium. Why is the magnesium content so low? I’ve often read about the importance of a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA February 27, 2015, 10:26 am

      Carol, I take a multivitamin that contains enough magnesium to make up the difference. 🙂

      • Jean February 27, 2015, 10:54 am

        I’ve never received an answer to this question: if one uses Milk of Magnesia as a daily deodorant, does that contribute to the total magnesium ingested through absorption?

  11. Behroze February 26, 2015, 11:37 am

    I have started taking True Osteo for about 6 months together with Vitamin D. I am on other prescription drugs, like Hydroxyurea, Gebapentin, MEslon and Zopiclone I was wondering if my Osteoporosis will get better, I have it for almost 23 years. How do my other Meds. Interact please advise. I follow Saveourbones Program together with dancersize and cleanse also.

  12. Patti February 26, 2015, 11:13 am

    I used TrueOsteo for several months last year. I think it’s a great product but wish they would also make it without ashwagandha since that herb is known to increase hormone levels and people with thyroid problems are advised not to use it. (I have hypothyroidism and take medication). I did some research on it after my uterine fibroid tumor increased in size even though I am post menopause since 2007. Could be strictly a coincidence of course. I had a hysterectomy 4 weeks ago to remove the baseball size fibroid. I would like to get back on the AlgaeCal but just not sure what to do.

  13. Paula Geluso February 26, 2015, 10:52 am

    Dear Vivian;
    Heartfelt thanks for your medical advice, which is clear and most helpful, all the time.
    I have an inflammation problem that causes water retention, and a host of other problems including arthritis . I tried calcium supplements years ago and it made my arthritic nodes more painful than ever, so I stopped taking it. Would your new supplement be of help in this matter? I do take 1,000 mg of Vit D.m and have a tendency for rapid heartbeat..so am on a very low dose of beta blocker. The water retention is worse on the Beta Blocker… thank you! Much appreciative of your time and effort onour behalf.I have your books and follow as best I can dietwise.I do not have brittle bones..just arthritic ones!:)
    Paula

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA February 26, 2015, 11:41 am

      Hi Paula,
      In most cases arthritis is either caused by too much accumulation of acid residue in the joints, or it could be caused by something else. But it’s aggravated by too much acid accumulation. We have found that many in the Save Our Bones community experience relief from arthritis when on the program. Even though it’s specifically for bone health, reducing acid residue and bringing the proper acid/alkaline balance to the body is precisely what the Osteoporosis Reversal Program is designed to do. 🙂 As far as TrueOsteo is concerned, I can’t predict what it will do for any particular individual with arthritis. Hope this helps.

  14. Patricia evans February 26, 2015, 9:31 am

    I am taking 600mg of Calcium down from 1200 mg day.
    This was recommend by my Dr as it is thought calcium can help cause heart attack’s.
    My reason for mentioning this is I Read that you are saying to take 800mg four times a day of Osteo-blast seems rather high when diet eating more calcium loaded foods which are better absorbed would be a better alternative.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA February 26, 2015, 9:59 am

      Patricia, your doctor is absolutely right if you’re taking calcium carbonate or some other form of inorganic calcium. If you’d like to read more about the connection between calcium supplements and heart attack, you can do so at this link:

      https://saveourbones.com/calcium-heart-attack/

  15. Carole February 26, 2015, 9:04 am

    I read an article that said pills in capsule form do not dissolve to allow the benefit of its contents. Has TrueOsteo been tested to determine what percentage is absorbed?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA February 26, 2015, 9:57 am

      Carole, the calcium in TrueOsteo is formulated for maximum absorption. And it is in capsule form, so your body does not have to break down hard tablets. 🙂

  16. Sheena February 26, 2015, 6:34 am

    Unfortunately, we cannot get ‘TrueOsteo’ is South Africa…it does sound amazing!

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