Can You Have Too Much Calcium?
In the body, calcium shares a complimentary relationship with magnesium - think about your bones where the calcium provides the hard, structural support and the magnesium provides the ‘give’ which gives it the ability to absorb massive shocks. Without this flexibility, the bones would be brittle. Your calcium/magnesium ratio is very important, and not only for your bones.
An imbalance in the ratio of Ca:Mg can result in a person experiencing effects such as impaired thyroid function (hypothyroid), diminished cellular energy, headaches, exacerbated tension in muscles, calcification of arteries, soft tissues and joints, impaired mineral absorption, a numbing down of feelings &/or reduced ability to express emotions, maybe even depression and anxiety. Under stress, magnesium is lost, which allows more soft tissue calcification to occur which can in turn become a self-perpetuating cycle.
Why is this condition relatively common in the modern world, particularly for females? Calcium shares a close relationship with estrogen and copper. As estrogen increases i.e. from certain birth control pills, hormone regulation/therapy, xenoestrogens in our environment (endocrine disruption chemicals found in all sorts of everyday products from toiletries to plastics, building materials, food & pesticides sprayed on food), so will calcium and copper increase also. It is the excess calcium and copper in the cells and tissues that slows down the energy producing function of the thyroid..
A calcium shell can firstly be identified by a hair tissue mineral analysis (htma) test, whereby it will show calcium significantly exceeding normal/ideal by at least 3 times and the ratio of Ca/Mg is well above the ideal of 7:1. Can a calcium shell be broken down? The good news is, yes it can. Treating it requires a corrective nutritional supplement program.