Understanding Tissue Calcification: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

The video discusses the problem of tissue calcification, which can lead to premature aging and metabolic issues in the body. Tissue calcification occurs when calcium accumulates in soft tissues, arteries, and other areas where it shouldn’t be. This can cause complications, especially in the arteries, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. The video emphasizes that tissue calcification is not just an issue for older individuals, and many people may have some form of it without realizing. The excessive calcium buildup leads to both excess, unavailable calcium in the tissue and a deficiency of available calcium in the blood. The video explains that to treat tissue calcification, it is essential to address the root causes, including a lack of calcium cofactors (such as vitamin K2, natural vitamin D, and magnesium) and weak adrenals (which affect the body’s ability to dissolve hardened calcium). It recommends getting mineral levels tested through a hair analysis and working with a professional to address these issues.

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Key Insights:

  • Tissue calcification is one of the most common causes of premature aging and metabolic problems in the body.
  • Calcification is a buildup of calcium in body tissues, causing hardened deposits in soft tissues and arteries.
  • Calcification in arteries can lead to severe complications and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Most people have some form of tissue calcification, but it often goes unnoticed due to difficulties in diagnosis.
  • Excess calcium in tissue leads to bio-unavailable calcium and a deficiency of available calcium in the blood.
  • Treating bio-unavailable calcium is crucial to reverse tissue calcification.
  • Calcium buildup can be caused by issues in digestion, absorption, transport, or a lack of necessary nutrients and cofactors.
  • Key nutrients for proper calcium digestion include zinc and B vitamins.
  • Intestinal vitamin D receptors are important for calcium absorption, requiring natural vitamin D.
  • Calcium transport and utilization requires carrier proteins, sufficient protein intake, strong adrenals, magnesium, and vitamin K2.
  • Weak adrenal glands, caused by chronic stress, can lead to tissue calcification by affecting sodium and potassium levels.
  • Cause 1 (lack of calcium cofactors) and cause 2 (weak adrenals) require specific approaches for treatment.
  • Getting mineral levels tested through hair analysis and working with a professional is important for addressing tissue calcification.


Tissue calcification is a common problem that can cause premature aging and other metabolic issues in the body. In this video, I will discuss the causes of tissue calcification, how to check if you have it, and how to remove excess calcium from your tissue and promote healthy calcium absorption in the bones.

Calcification occurs when calcium builds up in body tissues outside of the bones and teeth. Normally, calcium is primarily found in the bones and teeth, with small amounts in muscle and other cells. However, over time, calcium deposits can form in soft tissues, arteries, and other areas where it shouldn’t be.

While some calcifications may not cause noticeable symptoms, others can lead to severe complications, particularly in the arteries. When calcium deposits harden and accumulate in arterial walls, they cause stiffness, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that a significant number of both men and women over 70 years old have signs of calcium deposits in their arteries.

Although official figures might suggest that this is an issue primarily affecting older individuals, my experience and that of many practitioners specializing in the field indicate otherwise. I believe that most people have some form of tissue calcification, but it often goes undiagnosed for years due to the difficulty of identification. As a result, their bodies continue to accumulate calcium in the wrong places.

Over time, the excess calcium becomes problematic. As more calcium precipitates into the tissue, it can lead to calcium deficiency. This occurs because the calcium becomes biounavailable, meaning it cannot be properly utilized by the body. You may experience symptoms of excess calcium in the tissue and a deficiency of available calcium in the blood and other areas where it should be present.

Treating tissue calcification involves addressing this issue of biounavailable calcium. Many people and even practitioners mistakenly believe that calcium deficiency and excess are separate problems, each with their respective treatment approaches. However, in my experience, the real issue is the coexistence of both problems. The key question then becomes: how can we make biounavailable calcium available again?

To answer this question, we need to understand the root causes of tissue calcification and biounavailability, as they are often interconnected. One of the primary causes of calcium buildup is improper functioning or a lack of key nutrients during the various stages of calcium absorption in the body.

During the digestion stage, hydrochloric acid in the stomach breaks down calcium, aided by nutrients such as zinc and B vitamins. In the absorption stage, calcium is absorbed through the lining of the small intestine with the help of intestinal vitamin D receptors. Natural vitamin D is crucial during this stage. Finally, during the transport and utilization stage, calcium needs to be bound to carrier proteins and kept in a soluble form. Key nutrients for this stage include proteins, magnesium, vitamin K2, and other cofactors such as vitamin A, copper, and boron.

Tissue calcification can occur at any of these stages when the body’s functions are compromised or when the necessary nutrients and cofactors are lacking. However, the first two stages, digestion and absorption, can be easily addressed by supplementing with zinc, B vitamins, and increasing natural vitamin D levels through appropriate sun exposure.

The third stage, related to transport and utilization, is more complex. Alongside sufficient protein and vitamin K2 intake, strong adrenal glands are crucial. Adrenals, together with magnesium, prevent calcium from hardening and forming deposits. The adrenals control the levels of potassium and sodium in the body, which act as solvents for other minerals. Unfortunately, many people have weakened adrenal glands due to chronic stress, leading to lower sodium and potassium levels in their tissues and making it difficult for the body to dissolve hardened calcium.

Addressing tissue calcification requires a comprehensive approach. Cause 1, the lack of calcium cofactors, cannot be resolved simply by taking a multivitamin or multi-mineral supplement. Cause 2, weak adrenals, cannot be fixed by increasing sodium and potassium intake alone. It is essential to get your mineral levels tested accurately, preferably through a hair analysis, and work with a professional experienced in treating tissue calcification and adrenal health.

Overall, tissue calcification is a complex issue that requires careful examination of the root causes and a personalized treatment approach. It is recommended to seek guidance from a knowledgeable professional to develop a plan suited to your specific needs. For more detailed information and a step-by-step guide, you can download the provided resource.