I got my blodtest done a week ago and got my results today. To my suprise they were really good. I neither lack b12 or dvitamin og have any inflammation. My only lack is calcium. I notice on cronometer that I usually do not get enough calcium, but I did not think of it much.
How is the best way to get more calcium. Spinach and dark greens?
I also got my shoulder checked for those of you who know about my recent problems, and I have a pulled muscle. So that will hopefully pass soon if I give it rest and gently train the muscle.
from Visantos Melinas speech she was saying even if you get it you want to get it with a agent to really get it.
as in greens with citrus i think she said the interview is from rawpalooza (see my playlist)
Try eating more oranges and dates, see if it helps. They're both quite high in calcium and I never had any trouble meeting and surpassing my needs when I ate lots of either. Check the different varieties too, for dates I think medjools are the highest.
:) I have a lot of oranges for breakfast and my calcium is high.
Oranges and spinach would be great I think. :)
Thanks for sharing your results!
awesome!! I ate 15 oranges earlier today and I am now munching on a 2 L green smoothie with kale and spinach. Nomnomnom I can already feel my body thank me. this food loves me!!
Is that serum/blood calcium? If yes, it could be nothing do to with your intake. It can simply happen, because your sample been contaminated with EDTA, which is one of causes of hypocalcaemia/low serum calcium level.
Because under normal condition your body should maintain more or less the same level of calcium in the blood regardless the intake. If your intake is low, you body normally starts producing PTH hormone, which then stimulates kidney to convert 25hydroxy D3 (inactive form of vit D) into active form of vit D 1,25 dihydroxy D3. This active form of vitamin D, stimulates bones to releases calcium from bone into the blood stream to restore the required level. This active form of vitamin D is also stimulate calcium absorption from the GI tract.
So unless you got very low vitamin D or problems with you parathyroid , your serum calcium should be in a normal range.
The other possible reason why you got low calcium could be that you urinating huge amounts, and you kidney does not reabsorb calcium from the urine.
By the way I had same problem in my blood test results, I spoke with doc on the phone, and he just started almost to yell at me telling that I needed to eat some dairy products, and not even giving me a chance to mention EDTA. I have not been to him yet, to get the more detailes on my results. I may need to print some cronometer sheets and bring it to him to show my calcium intake, and may have a chance for repeated test.
Nevertheless, just to make sure and complpetely rull out low itnake factor, I also increased my calcium intake, just from eating more oranges and some other foods, and now I usually get at least 700 mg of calcium a day, which is what is required for men in UK. Sometimes I over 1000mg. Whilst before the test my calcium intake was lower that 700 mg/d. Nevertheless, as I said, normally body would restore normal calcium levels in the blood just by simply taking it from bone, which is good in a long term.
But if you really want to tell if you getting enough calcium you need to measure some other bone biomarkers, like hydroxyproline, alkaline phosphatase, total osteocalcin or measure your bone density.
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Hello andrius, thank you so much for this very enlightening answer!
I am urinating a lot, due to all the water I drink. But I only drink from thirst, I drink about 4-6 L a day.
I have a past of anorexia which, without a doubt drained my bones but I am hoping to be able to undo that.
My vitD was not low, which suprised me since I live in a cold climate with sun 5 months a year only.
Do you think I should take further action?
If you calcium intake is low, so just increase your intake up to 700-1000 mg/d and then do another test in a few month, if possible. This will eliminate the low intake factor.
Also I suspect your calcium was only marginally low, because if your serum/blood calcium dropped a lot, you would be in big trouble. So I would not worry too much, unless you start feeling cramps and some other symptomslisted here. Nevertheless, it is always a good to repeat the test, especially if your doc is willing to do so.
Another low calcium factor could be low magnesiums, but from raw food you should get enough, especially if you eat greens.