Calcium supplementation linked to heart disease

Anthony Piana, DC

A study from the British medical Journal shows a link between calcium supplementation and heart disease. It was originally thought that calcium increases the balance of HDL’s to LDL’s.

It seems to be that the evidence is clear. Also consider the incidence of calcium and kidney stones. Mixing calcium with oxalic acid (kale/ spinach) or citric acid (Vitamin C) has been widely accepted.

I recommend getting calcium naturally from food sources such as meats and vegetables. A stomach full of pills (Pharma or natural) is not in my definition of wellness. If you are going to take any food supplements, it should be just that… food. Products from company’s like Standard Process do a great job.


Vascular events in healthy older women receiving calcium supplementation: randomised controlled trial


Conclusion Calcium supplementation in healthy postmenopausal women is associated with upward trends in cardiovascular event rates. This potentially detrimental effect should be balanced against the likely benefits of calcium on bone.