Calcium assimilator for children
Calcium supplements are available in many forms: chewable tablets, liquid dilutions. Homeopathy also offers medication for calcium deficiency in the form of tablets. These tablets are easy to chew and start acting quickly in the body with the minute it is placed on the tongue. Calciokind is a homeopathic tablet for children of aged 6 or more with poor calcium levels. It is a calcium assimilator also suitable for those children suffering from hypocalcemia, where the body is lacking use of calcium in any form.
Calcium carbonica helps in better assimilation of calcium in the diet in children with slow lethargic body. Calcarea flourica helps in better integration of any free calcium in the wandering body. It helps in building up healthy and strong bone mass. Filling up cavities and delayed dentition in small children are also covered. Calcarea phosphorica and Sulphur iodatum help in building the digestive system and immunity in irritable children with weaker bone structure.
- Each 100mg tablet is composed of following homeopathic medicines
- Calcarea carbonica Hahnemanni 3X 20 mg
- Calacrea flourica 3X 20 mg
- Calcarean phosphorica 3X 20 mg
- Sulphur iodatum 4X 20 mg
Calcium is a vital mineral found in some foods or is added to our diet in the form of supplements. It is needed in the human body to perform various important functions. It is needed in functioning of heart, electrical activities of the nervous system, proper activity of the muscular system and strengthening of bones. The body demands calcium change according to growing age. A child requires approximately 700 mg of calcium intake daily in the first 3 years of life, which then increases to 1000-1300mg daily in adulthood, most of which comes from the diet we consume on a regular basis.
Calcium metabolism in the body: Calcium metabolism means the regulation of calcium in the various compartments of the body. Calcium is dissolved in the stomach and is absorbed from the mucosa of the small intestine during the process of digestion. From the small intestine the calcium is reabsorbed and enters the bloodstream. Once it enters the bloodstream it is then transported to bones and other tissues of the body. Not all the calcium in the body is supplemented through gut from diet; most of it is acquired from the bones. The human body uses bones as a reservoir, as a source of calcium to sustain a constant concentration of calcium.
Only 1% of calcium is required to perform all the important bodily function. Serum calcium in the body is tightly bound and does not fluctuate easily. Rest 99% of calcium is stored in bones and teeth.
The calcium levels in the body are regulated by three hormones:
- Parathyroid hormone from parathyroid glands.
- Calcitonin from C cells of the thyroid gland
- Dihydroxycholecalciferol formed in liver and kidney from vitamin D
Calcium loss in the body:
- During lifetime body continues to create new bone and reabsorb the older ones as a natural aging process. Sometimes bone loss occurs without any apparent reason. This process is called osteoporosis, it makes your bones weak and fragile. Weak bones can break easily.
- Lifestyle also affects your calcium level in the body. Staying active and exercising daily helps in building a stronger bone mass.
- Eating a balanced healthy diet rich in calcium will cover up all the lost calcium through normal body processes.
Food as a source of calcium:
Food is considered to be the best source of calcium. It is most abundantly found in dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt. Some green vegetables (except spinach) are rich in dietary calcium. Other food items with calcium are soymilk, figs, nuts, fish, eggs, liver and food items fortified with calcium. The body cannot absorb large amounts of calcium in one single shot; only 500-600mg calcium is absorbed in the intestines at one time to perform critical metabolic functions. Therefore, calcium intake should be divided over the course of a day.
A balanced diet with Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Magnesium and boron helps for proper assimilation of calcium. 600-800 IU daily of Vitamin D is required for calcium absorption.
Dietary supplements in the form of calcium carbonates and citrates help in effective calcium absorption