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Have you heard of Ca2+ATPase? You’re not alone. Even though this enzyme plays a pivotal role in health and disease, it’s relatively unknown.
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Ca2+ATPase is a
linchpin of cellular health /
To enjoy optimal health, you need to understand how this little known enzyme is responsible for supporting the body and mind’s harmony and well-being.
What is CA2+ATPase ?
Ca2+ATPase is an enzyme that transports calcium (Ca2+) within every cell of the body. It ensures the body always has the correct balance of intracellular calcium to carry out primary functions.
Ca2+ATPase is one of the biomarkers of health; healthy people have adequate levels.
Calcium is essential
Life depends on the mineral calcium. Incredibly, the human body contains around 2.25 pounds of calcium. You’re likely most familiar with the 99.5% of this calcium found in bones, tissues, and teeth. The remaining 0.5% of calcium, around 1.5 teaspoons, circulates in the bloodstream as free calcium and resides in cells as intracellular calcium.
Why are intracellular calcium levels important ?
Imagine a city where the traffic signals were not working correctly. There would be complete chaos. Cars would crash, traffic would queue for hours, and think about the poor pedestrians!
Your body is like a busy city. Instead of traffic speeding about, imagine millions of essential processes; nerves pulsing, blood flowing, cells dividing. Intracellular calcium controls these actions, every second, every minute, every day.
When calcium levels go awry, we become significantly more susceptible to disease.
Calcium triggers action
Every time you move a muscle, or your heart beats, your body has to coordinate millions of cells. When the charged calcium levels in a cell rise, it triggers an action. Calcium ions can cause muscle cells to contract, or cells in the brain to send signals.
Following this frenzy of activity, we need Ca2+ATPase to step in and do its job.
Ca2+ATPase do ?
Ca2+ATPase is also called the calcium pump. This crucial enzyme returns intracellular calcium to resting levels by transporting or pumping excess calcium into storage compartments within the cells.
Without a functioning calcium pump, our body couldn’t perform the relaxation phase of the contraction/relaxation cycle.
In other words, if you shook hands with someone, you would never be able to release your grip!
Ca2+ATPase is critical
Reduced Ca2+ATPase levels contribute to a plethora of chronic diseases and adverse health states. Without adequate Ca2+ATPase, the body is susceptible to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and brain dysfunction, among others. Even though this key health indicator isn’t widely acknowledged, compelling research highlights how a lack of Ca2+ATPase can cause disease.
How do I protect my Ca2+ATPase levels ?
That’s the million-dollar question!
I’m passionate about teaching people how to support their Ca2+ATPase levels, and thankfully there are practical actions you can take.
The primary thing you need to know is that many toxins such as pesticides, mercury, lead, fluoride, fire retardants, bisphenol, food additives, food dyes, and dietary states such as hyperglycemia, deplete Ca2+ATPase.
Lower levels of Ca2+ATPase mean greater risk of heart disease, obesity, stroke, cancer, and more.
The key to protecting your health is to make positive life changes.
Take action now.
The Calcium Connection
In my book, The Calcium Connection, I examine the current research landscape of Ca2+ATPase through the lens of my personal experience. I discuss how our health and well-being depend on this biomarker and what you can do to protect your Ca2+ATPase levels.