Updated: Mar 6
By Blog Contributor, Sue Cimino
My name is Sue Cimino and I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. As with many of you, my journey was difficult. Whatever could go wrong did and whatever side effects there were, I was sure to get. My monthly focus is to help others by sharing something that helped me and continues to do so.
Throughout my journey and now, I am a firm believer of proper nutrition and the benefits it lends. I truly believe that I was able to recover quicker and continue working throughout my 2+ year journey, which is still ongoing.
Since I have not been able to work-out (heading in for my eighth and final surgery), I focus on eating healthy. However, I understand that although eating healthy is beneficial, it is impossible to get all of the nutritional needs from my food source. Many of the nutrients are lost during the cooking process and many fruits and vegetables are picked pre-ripened in order to ship to the stores for purchase.
Not to mention that our soil has gone from over 80 minerals and now depleted to 2!
Like many of you, my chemo has resulted in me developing osteoporosis. In addition to going every 6 months for a Zometa infusion, I am working hard to stop and reverse my this side effect from treatment.
In addition to eating as many plant based foods that contain more calcium than milk, I add a calcium supplement to my diet.
While everyone assumes that milk is the best source of calcium, I've got news for you! Excellent sources of calcium are found in green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, kale, spinach, watercress. Dried fruits, nuts (almonds), seeds (poppy, sesame, and chai), peas, beans and lentils
I have researched several calcium supplements and found a superior delivery system. My calcium supplement is in an isotonic format, meaning, “same pressure” bearing the same chemical resemblance of our body’s blood, plasma and tears.
This isotonic state allows nutrients to pass directly into the small intestine where they are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. By taking this in an isotonic state, it allows the maximum absorption of nutrients (98%). Most pills take anywhere form 40 minutes to 4 hours to turn into and isotonic state. Depending on binders and fillers they only allow for 10-20% absorption!
Calcium exists in bone primarily in the form of hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite accounts for approximately 40 percent of bone weight. The skeleton has a structural requisite and acts as a storehouse for calcium. Apart from being a major component of bones and teeth, calcium supports normal muscle contraction, nerve health, heart rhythms, blood coagulation, glandular secretion, energy production and immune system function.
Sufficient daily calcium intake is necessary for maintaining optimal bone density, healthy bones and teeth. When the body does not get enough calcium per day, it draws calcium from your bones.
The best form of calcium is calcium carbonate which is utilized by the body more efficiently, due to the fact that it increases the absorbability. Additionally, calcium is more readily absorbed by the body when in combination with magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, boron and potassium.
I have found Isotonix Calcium Plus is formulated with calcium carbonate and the additional vitamins and minerals needed in an isotonic form which allows for maximum utilization and absorption of calcium by the body and reduces the nutritive loss found in many calcium tablets or capsules.
Everyone needs calcium. Practically no one ingests enough calcium in their daily diet. Besides being helpful in supporting and maintaining bone integrity, calcium serves a dynamic role as a mineral.
It's very important in supporting the activity of many bodily enzymes and maintaining proper fluid balance.
Isotonix Calcium Plus also promotes the normal contraction of skeletal and muscle.
Learn more about the Isotonix Calcium Plus. By purchasing the Isotonix Calcium Plus, you enjoy the health benefits and at the same time you are contributing to Surviving Breast Cancer.