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Why The Best Racehorses Come From Kentucky
A very little known fact is that one of the reasons the best race horses come from Kentucky is because the calcium and phosphorus in their soil is imbalanced. You definitely don’t want to raise race horses in Wisconsin. The reason is that the soil is high in calcium and low in phosphorus.
Here’s an interesting piece of trivia that gives insight into calcium. Cattle raised in Wisconsin are big, easy-going and relaxed. That’s because the soil around Wisconsin is high in calcium and low in phosphorus. Both the Kentucky and Wisconsin soils are imbalanced. In Kentucky horse breeders don’t raise contented cattle but race horses. Nervous, jumpy race horses that are rearing to go – loaded with hyperactivity.
In Kentucky the soil is high in phosphorus and low in calcium, which results in high energy horses. They can’t relax and that’s what you want in a race horse. Lots of hyperactivity.
If they took that same horse up to Wisconsin, he would quieten down. That wouldn’t make him much of a race horse. That’s because he would be getting too much calcium in relation to phosphorus, which would calm him down. There would be no or little hyperactivity. You’ll probably find that people who live in Wisconsin are more relaxed and easy-going than those from other parts of the USA. Not too much hyperactivity.
Calcium and Phosphorus Balance
So, if you’re jumpy or nervous, can’t switch off or relax and sleep, know that you’re getting too much phosphorus and you need calcium to calm down the hyperactivity. If you’re lacking energy, fatigued or worn-out all the time, could be you’re low on phosphorus. Interesting, isn’t it?
Of course, our bodies need phosphorus but many of our “foods” have far too much in relation to the calcium (with magnesium to balance it) and you have to maintain the balance.
Any inability to relax and unwind is a sign that there is a calcium and magnesium deficiency. That includes an inability to fall and stay asleep which is, after all, just an inability to relax.
Calcium Needs Magnesium
In order for your body to absorb calcium, it needs to be accompanied by its partner, magnesium, in a balanced ratio of two parts calcium to one part magnesium.
Calcium contracts your muscles while magnesium relaxes them and that’s a simple explanation of what these two minerals do.
Calcium and Magnesium Need Vitamin C
As both calcium and magnesium are alkaline, they need some kind of acid before they can be absorbed. Failing to have this combination can lead to increased deficiencies of calcium and/or magnesium or the calcium depositing in joints (arthritis) or kidneys (stones). You can use apple cider vinegar too but vitamin C is usually a more practical and better-tasting solution.
Disclaimer: Please note that we are not doctors. Should you have any illness or disease, please refer to your medical practitioner for advice. The only advice we give is purely educational but we do also recommend that you find yourself a practitioner who understands nutrition in relation to disease.