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Whole Food Plant Calcium – All natural, easy to digest and derived from plants – Not rocks!

A whole food calcium source, versus single, elemental calcium supplements.

AlgaeCal® is made with sustainably sourced marine algae which contains all 13 bone-building minerals in the right balance to strengthen bone, with the addition of a clinical dose of Vitamin D3.

Minerals supplied include: Calcium; magnesium; boron; copper; manganese; silicon; nickel; selenium; phosphorus; potassium; vanadium; zinc and small amounts of strontium. The marine algae naturally digests these minerals right from the ocean, in amounts similar to that found in the composition of your bones.

Why AlgaeCal?
AlgaeCal is simply powdered Marine Algae containing an entire spectrum of plant nutrients, large quantities of Calcium and Magnesium, plus 73 trace minerals. Which do you prefer? A symphony of elements in a natural balance or a single element?

Plant Versus Rock - Your current Calcium supplement is either inorganic or laboratory-made. By far the most common form of calcium in supplements is carbonate which is limestone - a rock. Your body was designed to accept plant minerals better than rock because plants pre-digest the minerals for us.

Living Versus Dead - AlgaeCal is wild-harvested and derived from a South American marine red algae called Lithothamnion superpositum which washes up on the pristine shores of South America where it is harvested live, just like vegetables from a garden, then cold processed to retain nutritional value. There is no extraction process and no additives are used – It is simply pure, whole food.



Bio-available and Ionic - We know AlgaeCal 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. We have proven this theory is true: In a USP dissolution test simulating stomach conditions, 97% of the calcium in AlgaeCal goes into solution. In other words, 97% is available for absorption, even for elderly people, if they take AlgaeCal with meals.

See Below: Under Electron Microscope the differences between inorganic Calcium Carbonate and biological AlgaeCal are apparent. Note the porous, rounded shape of AlgaeCal compared to the angular crystalline structure of calcium carbonate:



The extensive porosity of AlgaeCal’s plant-sourced minerals dramatically increases the surface area and “ionic potential” of the minerals as opposed to the solid crystalline form.

Some of these outcomes are being clinically studied currently in the AlgaeCal Bone Health Program

Why Is AlgaeCal Plant Calcium Unique?
It is the ONLY:
• Calcium complex proven to stop bone density loss.
• USDA Certified Organic Calcium
• Pure plant calcium
• Unbleached algae calcium
• Gluten-Free; Dairy-Free; Soy-Free; Non-GMO calcium.
• Algae calcium with human bone health studies

AlgaeCal Plant Calcium Is The Only Certified Organic Calcium
• USDA/NOP IFOAM Organic Certification attests to the fact that AlgaeCal Plant Calcium is harvested only from pristine waters in an environmentally sustainable manner.
• Organic Certification also means all aspects of handling and processing are scrutinized.
AlgaeCal is a plant calcium that supports bone health AND protects the environment for future generations.

Better bio-availability
AlgaeCal however is not only very bio-available, but contains all of the proven bone supporting trace minerals and co-factors, and it has shown clinical evidence of increased bone density, even among post-menopausal women.

AlgaeCal - in vitro absorption studies
The bio-availability of calcium is defined as the fraction of dietary calcium that is potentially absorbable by the intestine and can be used for physiological functions, particularly bone mineralization, or to limit bone loss. Different methods exist for measuring calcium bio-availability: from in vitro tests to animals or human in vivo tests.

AlgaeCal was tested for calcium absorption in an in vitro test simulating the human digestive tract by the respected seaweed analysing institute, C.E.V.A. in France. These tests concluded that the calcium contained in AlgaeCal is readily absorbed and a superior source of calcium compared to the Calcium in Calcium Caltrate because of a better bio-availability result, respectively 75% compared to 69%.

Calcium absorption of AlgaeCal was also compared to some typical foods that are high in calcium content. AlgaeCal demonstrated higher calcium absorption than common calcium-containing foods.

CLINICAL EVIDENCE:

Still Unsure If AlgaeCal Plant Calcium Really Works? Consider The Science:

1. A Comparative Effectiveness Study of Bone Density Changes in Women Over 40 Following Three Bone Health Plans Containing Variations of the Same Novel Plant-sourced Calcium:

Three groups of post-menopausal women each took different AlgaeCal® formulations over a year period. This study measured bone density via DEXA scan at baseline and then again at 6 months and one year. AlgaeCal®’s results were compared to published data on traditional calcium supplements BMD scores.

Post menopausal women are expected to lose approximately 1% of bone density per year with traditional calcium supplements only slowing that rate of loss slightly.

Results of this study were extraordinary as showed all groups showed increased bone density at one year, with the smallest average increase among the 3 groups being 1,3 %.

– Int. J. Med. Sci. 2011, 8(3): 180-191 .

2. Comparative Effects of AlgaeCal® vs. Two Common Calcium Salts on Proliferation and Mineralization in Hu-man Osteoblast Cells.
A study comparing effects of AlgaeCal® to calcium car-bonate and calcium citrate on human osteoblast cells showed AlgaeCal® having several-fold greater effect on mineralization and proliferation of these bone building cells. Osteoblasts are the cells responsible for bone growth, and the increased effect due to AlgaeCal® helps to explain the ability to stop bone loss. Other signif-icant results from the same study showed AlgaeCal® reduced oxidative stress on a cellular level.

– Mol Cell Biochem.?2010 Jul;340(1-2):73-80

3. AlgaeCal Safety and Toxicological Studies.
A summary of six safety and toxicology studies has been accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed journal, ‘Toxicology Mechanisms and Actions’. The results from US and European studies shows AlgaeCal® to have zero safety or toxicological concerns. Toxicity of AlgaeCal® was also tested on pregnant and nursing females with excellent results.

– Toxicol Mech Methods.?2010 Jul;20(6):334-44


AlgaeCal Plant Calcium is licensed to bear the AlgaeCal logo, and contains only pure AlgaeCal and vitamin D3.

CAUTION:

What is the iodine level in AlgaeCal?
AlgaeCal does contain a minute amount of iodine – but only 160 mcg of iodine per daily serving of AlgaeCal.
Should you be taking any prescription mediations for your thyroid, or if you are allergic to iodine or seafood, please consult with your practitioner before using this product.

Recommended Dosage:
For bone health maintenance it is recommended to take 3 capsules a day. It is best to take 2 capsules in the morning with breakfast and 1 in the evening with dinner.

If you are actively trying to grow bone because you have been diagnosed with osteopenia, osteoporosis or you are at risk of developing osteoporosis then it is recommended to take 4 capsules a day. It is best to take 2 capsules in the morning with breakfast and 2 in the evening with dinner.

The product information provided is for educational purposes and is not intended as either diagnosis or treatment of any disease, nor does it replace professional medical advice. Report any symptoms to your doctor or health care practitioner to ensure appropriate medical care. Do not stop using any prescription medication without first consulting with your doctor. Due to the unique nature of each individual person’s health, specific results cannot be guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Please read ingredients and dosages carefully.


This medicine has not been evaluated by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA). This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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