Recommended Potency: D12


“Elasticity and mobility in all cells and tissues. Formation of keratin, hair, nails, epidermis connective tissue, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and brain and nerve cells.”

Calcium fluoratum No. 1 is significantly involved in the formation of the body’s protective layers. This pertains to the elasticity of these layers, particularly the supporting elasticity of the physical layers’ built structures. It has a close connection with the structural proteins of the body, namely keratin, collagen, and elastin.

This mineral is also responsible for the elasticity of the cell membrane, which serves as the cell’s sheath. The cell also relies on the elasticity of its “skin” in terms of stretchability and its ability to contract again.

As the mineral enables the elasticity of all fibers, it is crucial in the formation of vessel walls and the elasticity of the skin and abdominal wall. It is present in all internal organs.

Calcium fluoratum No. 1 is involved when something has stretched and can no longer contract, or when something has contracted or hardened and cannot expand. It plays a vital role in the formation of tooth enamel, the hard surface of the teeth, and the periosteum, the tough outer layer of the bones.

Additionally, in the body, calcium fluoratum binds keratin, also known as horn substance. Keratin is a sulfur-containing protein (a high molecular weight scleroprotein) found in the hair, tail, hooves, and epidermis. Horn substance helps maintain the elasticity and firmness of all elastic fibers, especially tendons and ligaments. In cases of calcium fluoratum deficiency, the existing horn substance in the tissue hardens. For example, with calloused scars, the hardening can be mitigated or softened by administering Calcium fluoratum No. 1. This restores the tissue’s flexibility and elasticity.

The skin, the body’s largest organ by area, protects the entire organism. The presence of Calcium fluoratum is necessary for the deposition of horn substance in the top layer, the epidermis, and in the fur. The formation of a glossy coat requires the presence of Calcium fluoratum. When the body is exposed to particular stress at certain points, it can form a protective layer—a thickened callus—with the help of horn substance, which is only possible in the presence of Calcium fluoratum.

Mode of Action

Calcium fluoratum No. 1 acts very slowly, so it must be administered for a long time, often for months or years. It is a systemic remedy for the entire body, and therapy with Calcium fluoratum No. 1 requires a lot of patience and perseverance.

Calcium fluoratum No. 1 can also be applied externally and works particularly well in combination with other minerals (especially with Silicea No. 11).

Signs of Deficiency and Functional Disorders

For Horses

Signs of deficiency include dull fur, mane, and tail, with hair being brittle and sparse.

Functional disorders include hardened tendons, calluses, cracks, horn substance leakage (especially in the hooves), corns, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, cavities, collapsing joints, ligament sprains (wobbly joints), and loose teeth.

For Humans

A deficiency of Calcium Fluoride is believed to cause various complaints or conditions. Typical application areas include:

  • Ligaments/Tendons: Hardened tendons or ligament strains
  • Muscles and Bones: Stiffness in the musculoskeletal system, posture weakness, bunions, flat feet, fallen arches, spinal changes (scoliosis or kyphosis)
  • Skin: Calluses, fissures, increased callus formation, cracks on hands and lips, scaling, flaccid skin, flexible and splintering fingernails, hardened warts, nail fungus
  • Blood vessels: Varicose veins, hemorrhoids
  • Connective Tissue/Abdominal Wall: Organ prolapses, sagging abdomen
  • Teeth: Transparent tooth tips, loose teeth

The complaints associated with a deficiency of Calcium Fluoride worsen in winter when frequent changes from warm indoor environments to cold outdoor air demand elasticity from tissues and organs.

Rest can also worsen the complaints. However, they may improve with warmth, gentle movement, and baths.

From Practice

Diablo, a seven-year-old gelding, was presented to the mineral consultant with the following complaints: the horse stood alone in a converted garage, reduced vitality, poor hoof quality, very thin coat; the chest lacked fur due to rubbing from a horse blanket that was always in place.

Recommended Measures (internally/externally): Move the horse to an open stable, remove shoes, hoof correction according to Dr. med. vet. Hiltrud Strasser. The following mineral mixture was recommended:

  • Calcium fluoratum No. 1 (10 tablets/day)
  • Calcium phosphoricum No. 2 (10 tablets/day)
  • Ferrum phosphoricum No. 3 (10 tablets/day)
  • Kalium phosphoricum No. 5 (10 tablets/day)
  • Natrium chloratum No. 8 (10 tablets/day)
  • Silicea No. 11 (10 tablets/day)
  • Zincum chloratum No. 21 (6 tablets/day)

Reactions and Progress

The horse was moved to a herd, hoof correction applied, half the amount of minerals given in the morning and evening feed. After one week, fur had already started to regrow on the chest; after two weeks, full vitality was restored; after four weeks, thick winter fur had developed on the chest as well; after six weeks, the hoof quality had improved.

Outcome: After a 6-week administration of minerals, the coat and hoof quality were good.

Human Character Traits pointing a Deficiency of Calcium Fluoride

Calcium Fluoride (Schuessler Salt No. 1) is also believed to have an effect on the psyche. According to the concept of Schuessler salts, there are various compulsive character structures associated with a high consumption of calcium fluoride, which can lead to a deficiency.

Affected individuals are often unable to assert themselves outwardly, to conclude things, to set boundaries, and thus to bid farewell.

Similarly, individuals who cannot deviate from their standpoint and are inflexible are believed to consume a lot of calcium fluoride according to the concept of Schuessler salts, which can lead to a deficiency. The same applies to people who are always concerned with making a good impression on others.

The hypothesis suggests that the better someone can break free from these rigid structures, the less calcium fluoride they consume.

However, specific signs of deficiency should not automatically lead to conclusions about problematic character traits.

It is also incorrect to believe that taking a mineral salt simply “heals” a compulsive character. Rather, the administration of the salt for which there is a possible deficiency is intended to facilitate individuals in addressing their compulsions and problems by releasing internal blockades and restoring biochemical balance.

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