The connections between calcium intake, vascular calcifications and cardiovascular events – thrombosis, strokes and infractions – is well established. A meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled studies found a 31% increase in heart attacks, 20% increase in strokes and a 9% increase in death from all causes if combined dietary and supplemental calcium intake exceeded 805 mg/day, the average intake of the 12,000 participants analyzed. *
High calcium intake, the combination of dietary and supplemental calcium, bears risk of calcium deposits in soft tissues, specifically in coronary arteries in the meta-analysis described above.
The advantage of lipid-bound calcium is that it is taken up by cells where a calcium deficiency is contributing to pathology. It will not accumulate in cells where it is not needed. Continued >>