Want To Lose Weight? Don’t Forget Calcium


Having trouble losing weight? Might want to check your calcium intake.

Researchers from Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, point to evidence suggesting that low calcium intake is a risk factor for obesity.

“Taken together, these observations suggest that insufficient calcium intake can be part of the obesity problem in some individuals and that an increase in calcium/dairy intake is part of the solution,” they say.

The latest study was published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers state that when overweight or obese people who have insufficient calcium intake increased the amount of calcium they consumed, they lost more weight and more fat.

They suggest that the reson for this is that calcium may increase fat metabolism (burning of fat for energy), cause fat to be expelled in feces, and possibly curb appetite.

The following “key teaching points” are copied directly from the abstract:

Key teaching points:
  •  Low dietary calcium intake is a significant risk factor for overweight in adults.
  •  Calcium/dairy supplementation may accentuate the impact of a weight-reducing program in obese low calcium consumers.
  •  Calcium/dairy supplementation promotes fecal fat loss and fat oxidation.
  •  Calcium/dairy supplementation favors a decrease in energy intake and a facilitation of appetite control in obese individuals during weight loss.

So if you’re trying to lose weight, a good calcium supplement may be just the boost you’re looking for.

When it comes to calcium supplements, we recommend Calciology™. The formula supports maximum absorption, and the supporting ingredients also have been found to benefit weight loss.

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  1. carolsittler says:

    I am a 45 year old who is pre mentapausal and am starting to gain weight. Can you suggest a supplement that will help with appetite suppressant?

    • Geek1 says:

      Some have said acai works that way. There is good research for Probiotics, calcium, Vitamin D, even krill oil and sea buckthorn. Often we have hunger pains because we are deficient in some nutrient, or perhaps not getting enough water. It’s hard to say what will work for any particular person without knowing what the root of your problem is, but those are good supplements to look into.

  2. carolsittler says:

    I have just found this website and find the information on Fish & Krill oil very interesting. My husband doctor has suggested that he start taking this. I have been doing some research on this supplement and wanted to know your feed back. Does these supplements help with Adult ADHD/ADD?

    • Geek1 says:

      There have been some studies that showed a benefit to ADHD/ADD. These were at higher doses than the standard 1,000 MG daily recommendation. If you were to try krill oil for this you might start with 1500 per day and see if that helps, maybe go as high as 2,000 MG per day.

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