AlgaeCal- A Whole Food Calcium Supplement
AlgaeCal: Are You Eating Rocks When You Take Your Calcium Supplement?
AlgaeCal, a wild-harvested, plant-sourced calcium supplement, is derived from a South American marine algae called Algas Calcareas. The entire kiwi-fruit size algae ball is hand harvested, sun dried, then milled into a powder. There is no extraction process or additives used - just pure whole food.
You wouldn't eat rocks, would you? So why should you when you take your calcium supplement? Almost every calcium supplement on the market is made from marble or limestone.
Why Not Choose a Plant-Sourced Calcium Supplement?
Your current calcium supplement may say "calcium carbonate" or "calcium citrate" or some other name, but if so it is basically ground up rocks. You wouldn't think of making a peanut butter and marble sandwich, or a lemon and limestone pie, so why eat a rock calcium supplement?
Although these algae have been supporting human health in parts of South America for decades, AlgaeCal is a relatively new discovery to North Americans. The FDA granted it a New Dietary Ingredient approval in 2009, and has subsequently been certified as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).
The AlgaeCal marine plant draws calcium and 70 other minerals from sea water and pre-digests it for you much like a carrot or potato root breaks down the in-edible rock minerals in soil converting them into a usable form your body recognizes as food. AlgaeCal plant-digested calcium supplement is so body-friendly that 97% of AlgaeCal's calcium goes into solution in 30 minutes using USP standard tests simulating stomach conditions - proving it is very bio-accessible.
Does Your Calcium Supplement Contain Trace Minerals Like Silica?
Did you know that clinical studies demonstrate trace minerals are important for bone growth in addition to calcium and magnesium? Patent pending AlgaeCal is more than a plant-source, whole-food calcium supplement. AlgaeCal also contains high levels of natural magnesium, plus more than 70 trace minerals, and phytonutrients. You get a full spectrum of minerals and plant nutrients working for you instead of a single element like most calcium supplements provide!
Take the trace mineral silica for example. While most osteoporosis research has focused on the mineral portion of bones, the new frontier according to some scientists will center around the flexible collagen part of your bones which is supported by silica. Silica builds your bone collagen, yet is deficient in a typical American diet.
There is no RDA established for it, but Silica is normally found at 5 - 20 mg per day in your diet. AlgaeCal naturally contains 65 mg of organic silica in a daily dose, so we believe it may be making a valuable contribution to the bone growth results we are seeing in the AlgaeCal clinical studies. Like silica, boron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, vanadium and so many other minerals are vital to your bone health, yet deficient from your food. This is a rich source of these trace minerals.
AlgaeCal Calcium Supplement Absorption Test
The AlgaeCal calcium supplement tests for absorption in a recent evaluation simulating the human digestive tract by the respected seaweed analyzing institute, C.E.V.A. in France.
Calcium absorption of AlgaeCal calcium supplement is superior to some typical foods that are high in calcium content. We find AlgaeCal demonstrated higher calcium absorption than common calcium containing foods.
- AlgaeCal calcium supplement is very soluble - AlgaeCal calcium supplement has a unique porous nature, like a sponge so it has a lot more surface area than regular calcium carbonate. More surface area means more opportunity for stomach acid to come in contact with the calcium and dissolve it. In a USP dissolution test simulating stomach conditions, 97% of the calcium in AlgaeCal calcium supplement goes into solution. In other words 97% is available for absorption, even for elderly people if they take AlgaeCal calcium supplement with meals.
- AlgaeCal calcium supplement is Very Bio-Available - Beyond solubility in the stomach, AlgaeCal calcium supplement has proven to be bio-available in the rest of the digestive process as shown in the CEVA test above.
How much calcium actually goes into your bloodstream varies by 3 fold among individuals, depending on your need for calcium, size of dose taken, co-factors, etc. In other words AlgaeCal calcium supplement does 100% of it’s job by being available for absorption into your bloodstream.
- Your Results with a Calcium Supplement Are What Really Matters
You only want better bio-availability because you believe it will lead to increased bone mineral density and reduced fracture risk. The common mistake is to assume better bio-availability means better bone health, and that is not always the case.
Demonstrating Superior Human Results in Recent Studies
For example, some of the highly soluble calcium like calcium citrate-malate, calcium bis-glycinate and calcium formate sound good. However, they have failed to demonstrate superior human results in studies compared to basic calcium carbonate. It is important to demonstrate good bio-availability as we have with AlgaeCal calcium supplement. Although, the most bio-available calcium is not necessarily going to produce the best bone health.
Well controlled clinical studies show that trace minerals have a positive impact on bone health. Studies show the addition of trace minerals to calcium produces more positive results on BMD of postmenopausal women.
AlgaeCal calcium supplement naturally contains all of the above mentioned bone support minerals. Furthermore, a clinical study with AlgaeCal calcium supplement and other co-factors is showing excellent end points. This includes evidence of excellent bone enhancement.
AlgaeCal Calcium Supplement Can Actually INCREASE Your Bone Mass
In our lifetime, we increase bone mass from childhood to about our mid-thirties. At this time, we reach our peak bone mass. A few years later we lose about 1% of our bone every year until death. Hormonal changes, medications, and other causes can trigger a much larger drop in annual bone density.
If we live long enough, everyone becomes osteoporotic and risks breaking bones from doing every-day activities. Numerous fractures of the spine are common causing a humped back as the vertebrae collapse like broken bricks. When osteoporosis is severe, even rolling over in bed can break a hip.
Slowing Annual Bone Loss?
Traditional calcium supplements along with vitamin D have been in existence since the 1930's. There are many studies supporting their role in slowing this annual bone loss. Why settle for slowing bone loss when you can have a better result?
Expect more from AlgaeCal calcium supplement in addition to slowing annual bone loss. You either STOP the loss entirely at one year. Actually INCREASE your bone density at six months. Two published clinical studies show five groups of adults all increasing bone density within 6 months or one year.
AlgaeCal calcium supplement is not only very bio-available, but contains all of the proven bone supporting trace minerals and co-factors. In addition, it has shown clinical evidence of increased bone density, even among post-menopausal women!
Here at Peach Vitamins we carry several brands that use AlgaeCal calcium in their calcium supplement formulations, including Garden of Life's RAW Calcium and Rainbow Light's Phytokinetic Calcium. Come by our store today and check out this unique clinically proven calcium supplement or give us a call at 404-266-9115 to learn more!