Frequently Asked Questions about AlgaeCal
- What is AlgaeCal, and where is it from?
- Is Algaecal just another Calcium Carbonate?
- Where can I buy AlgaeCal products?
- Does AlgaeCal ship world wide?
- Is AlgaeCal clinically proven to grow bone?
- How many AlgaeCal capsules should I take and when to take them?
- What ingredients are in AlgaeCal Plus?
- How much elemental calcium is there in each capsule of AlgaeCal Plus?
- Do you have to take both AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost?
- How many bottles of AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost do I need for a 3 or 6 month supply?
- Has anyone had a reaction or side effect from taking AlgaeCal?
- What is the iodine level in algaeCal? I take a thyroide supplement and cannot take kelp?
- Does AlgaeCal offer a guarantee?
- Are there any exceptions to the AlgaeCal guarantee?
- Is AlgaeCal a scam?
*If you still have questions about AlgaeCal products please see the Contact AlgaeCal Page
What is AlgaeCal, and where is it from?
AlgaeCal is a unique plant source calcium and mineral complex derived from a South American marine algae called Algas Calcareas™. AlgaeCal is a natural occurring mixture of bone building nutrients, containing calcium, magnesium and several other proven bone supporting ingredients such as boron, silicon. We also offer strontium supplements which is a clinically proven bone builder. AlgaeCal is hand harvested from the beaches of South America without harming the environment in any way at all. Watch the AlgaeCal Harvesting Video
Is AlgaeCal just another Calcium Carbonate?
Competitors often suggest that AlgaeCal is nothing more than calcium carbonate like limestone, oyster shell calcium and coral calcium are. Look at these facts and judge for yourself. Composition Calcium carbonate is a calcium ion attached to a carbonate molecule, and represented by the symbol CaCO3. Nothing more and nothing less. It is always 40% elemental calcium and 60% carbonate. AlgaeCal has calcium ions that are attached to carbonate molecules, chloride molecules, sulphate molecules, and more. AlgaeCal also contains 13 other minerals known to support bone health, plus an unquantified number of organic phytonutrients. AlgaeCal is 30% elemental calcium and 70% other nutrients. The indisputable fact is AlgaeCal contains much more than calcium carbonate. Performance Because it is believed that all calcium is the same, companies have been reluctant to pit their calcium against another calcium in head to head studies. Not so with AlgaeCal. We have a human osteoblast study comparing AlgaeCal to calcium carbonate, plus two human studies doing same. The osteoblast study shows AlgaeCal with 200 – 400% greater mineralization and proliferation of these bone building cells. In published human bone density studies, AlgaeCal performed much better than calcium carbonate. In the human bio-availability study, AlgaeCal was found to be much more readily absorbed than calcium carbonate. In all three studies, AlgaeCal far outperforms calcium carbonate, so how can it be the same? See our clinical study page for details.
Where can I buy AlgaeCal products?
AlgaeCal is not available in stores.
Order by Phone:
USA and Canadian Customers: 1-800-820-0184
For all other Countries: +1 604-899-2002
Order by Mail/Fax:
Please complete the Mail/Fax Order Form
Does AlgaeCal ship world wide?
Yes AlgaeCal ships world wide. To place an order through our web site please visit our secure order page. To place an order by phone please call 1-800-820-0184 (North America) and for international calls +1 604-899-2002.
Is AlgaeCal clinically proven to grow bone?
Yes, AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost are clinically proven to increase bone mineral density. You can see all of the clinical evidence by reviewing the AlgaeCal Bone Health Study.
How many AlgaeCal Plus capsules should I take and when to take them?
If you are actively trying to increase bone mineral density because you have been diagnosed with osteopenia, osteoporosis, at risk of developing osteoporosis or if you are over the age of 35 then it is recommended to take 4 capsules a day (2 capsules with either breakfast or lunch, another 2 capsules with dinner).
What ingredients are in AlgaeCal Plus?
|AlgaeCal Plus Supplement Facts Serving Size: 4 Capsules
* Percent Daily Value Based on a 2,000 Calorie Diet ** Percent Daily Value Not Established Other Ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule *This product does not contain: sugar; yeast; wheat; gluten; corn; soy; dairy; artificial color, sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives
How much elemental calcium is there in each capsule of AlgaeCal Plus?
Each capsule of AlgaeCal Plus contains 180 mg of elemental calcium, so if you are taking the recommended daily serving you would be getting 720 mg of elemental calcium per day. Research shows that the average American gets 600 mg of calcium per day from their diet, if an individual’s recommended daily intake for calcium is 1000 mg then they would only need to 3 capsules of AlgaeCal Plus per day. To determine how much calcium you are getting from your diet, try using our Bone Health Calculator Software
Do you have to take both AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost?
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 AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost. Make sure to take AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost at separate times of the day as the two compete for absorption.
How many bottles of AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost do I need for a 3 or 6 month supply?
For bone health maintenance you would only need 1 bottle per month of AlgaeCal Plus. If you are actively trying to grow bone you would need 4 bottles of AlgaeCal Plus and 3 bottles of Strontium Boost for a 3 month supply. For a 6 month supply you would need 8 bottles of AlgaeCal Plus and 6 bottles of Strontium Boost.
Has anyone had a reaction or side effect from taking AlgaeCal?
We have had no reported side effects from customers taking AlgaeCal products and we have not seen any reported side effects from our clinical study participants.
What is the iodine level in algaeCal? I take a thyroide supplement and cannot take kelp?
AlgaeCal is a marine algae, not a seaweed or kelp. Our most recent lot of AlgaeCal contained 7.33 parts per million of iodine, which translates to a total of 17.5 micrograms in the recommended daily dose of 4 capsules ( 4.4 micrograms per capsule). For comparison sake, see the chart below that lists the iodine content of various foods per 100 grams. AlgaeCal has only slightly more iodine than dairy products and Kelp has more iodine than iodized salt.
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Does AlgaeCal offer a guarantee?
Yes, AlgaeCal comes with a 180 day double your money back guarantee. If you get your self a DEXA scan to assess your bone mineral density, then take AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost as directed for 180 days, then have another DEXA scan done to measure the results of the AlgaeCal Bone Health Program. If the results of your DEXA scan do not show an improvement of your bone mineral density then we will refund double all 6 months of your AlgaeCal purchase. We want you to feel the confidence we have in these products, confidence provided by clinical evidence. No other company offers any guarantee even close to this because no other company is as certain of their product’s efficacy!
Are there any exceptions to the AlgaeCal guarantee?
Guarantee Exceptions: Our guarantee does not apply to the following situations. 1. Prescription Drugs - Any prescription drugs can lead to increased bone loss. 2. Bisphosphonate Drug use (such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, etc…) for a period of several months and then stopping results in poor quality bone which needs to be replaced requiring additional time. If you start the AlgaeCal Bone Health Program, the first six months may be dedicated to replacing the poor bone before building regular bone mass. 3. Early Post-menopause – The first five years after the onset of menopause results in rapidly falling bone density. *In each of the above situations the AlgaeCal program is still highly recommended as it may reduce the losses, or increase bone density. Your bones need each of the building blocks in AlgaeCal Plus, perhaps even more than individuals who’s bones have not been affected by medications.4. DEXA Scan – The first DEXA scan (‘baseline’) must be done no more than 30 days prior to purchasing 6 months worth of AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost. The second, follow up DEXA scan must be done no later than 30 days after finishing taking 6 months worth of AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost.
Is AlgaeCal a scam?
When a scientific advancement such as AlgaeCal comes to market, competitors often label it a scam because their products are no longer able to compete. Internet detractors say AlgaeCal is “just calcium carbonate” and therefore a scam. AlgaeCal is a matrix of minerals and organic matter which is partially composed of calcium carbonate, but as you see in the electron microscope photos, it is a very different material in texture and composition than calcium carbonate. AlgaeCal is compared to calcium carbonate in the CEVA Calcium Absorption Report with a different result. There is also growing reaearch that show AlgaeCal to be superior to calcium carbonate, for example the human osteoblast study shows algaecal outperforming calcium carbonate and calcium citrate on mineralization and replication of these bone building cells. For a full review of AlgaeCal clinical research please visit http://www.algaecal.com/algaecal-clinical-study.html
*If you still have questions about AlgaeCal products please see the Contact AlgaeCal Page