AlgaeCal Basic

(Previously AlgaeCal Plant Calcium + D3)

This basic formulation contains AlgaeCal, a South American marine algae which contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and trace minerals, together with vitamin D3. A single bottle of AlgaeCal Basic is $24.95 USD. Order six bottles or more and the price drops to $19.95 USD each. [Learn More] .

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AlgaeCal marine algae supplies a full spectrum of calcium, magnesium, and over 70 trace minerals. Full clinical doses of vitamin D3, vitamin K2, boron, and additional magnesium have been added to the algae powder to make AlgaeCal Plus the key piece of your bone building arsenal.

AlgaeCal wild-harvested, plant-sourced calcium 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.

Pre-Digested Calcium is Body-friendly

The AlgaeCal 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 useable form your body recognizes as food. Most traditional calcium supplements are made from pulverized limestone or marble.

AlgaeCal plant-digested calcium 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.

Algas Calcareas is Certified Organic and Kosher

Organic certification attests to both the purity, and to the sustainability of this algae. A third party organization called IBD Certificacoes has certified that the harvest area is free of pollutants and that the harvest levels are allowing this resource to regenerate. IBD is held responsible by the USDA and IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) ensuring that AlgaeCal is the highest quality, wild-harvested ingredient. See Organic Certification for Algas Calcareas.

Algas Calcareas is kosher certified through Natural Food Certifiers. See Kosher Certification.

Minerals are the Key

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 phyto-nutrients. You get a full spectrum of minerals and plant nutrients working for you instead of one or two elements like most calcium supplements provide.

AlgaeCal Plant Calcium has 1000 IU per day of vitamin D3 added.

Supplement Facts

AlgaeCal Basic contains 60 capsules. If you are maintaining your current healthy bone density, 2 capsules per day may be sufficient, making this a one month supply. The clinical study showing a small increase in bone density at one year with 3 capsules per day.

AlgaeCal Basic Label


Take AlgaeCal Basic with your meals to optimize absorption. Ideally split the dose taking one or two caps with breakfast and one or two caps with your evening meal.

How Much Calcium Do You Really Need Each Day?

The daily target is 1200 mg per day of calcium intake from food and supplements for low bone density. An average person who consumes dairy products gets 500 – 700 mg of calcium from daily diet, so you would need to supplement 500 – 700 mg of calcium. Each AlgaeCal Plant Calcium capsule contains 250 mg of calcium. So 2 to 3 capsules of AlgaeCal Basic = 500 to 750 mg calcium. The clinical studies resulting in modest bone density increases were based on participants taking 3 capsules per day.

Drug Interactions

Calcium supplements, including AlgaeCal, should not be taken at the same time throughout the day as(at least 3 hours apart):

  • quinolone antibiotics
  • tetracycline antibiotics
  • bisphosphonate bone drugs
  • some heart medications
  • thyroid medications such as levothyroxine
  • water pills
  • Iron supplements
  • Strontium supplements

This drug interaction information is just a brief overview. Always check with your doctor for details about possible interactions between AlgaeCal products and your medications. In some cases calcium reduces the effectiveness or required dose for certain medications. Often the solution is to take calcium and the medication at a different time of the day. Your doctor should be consulted if you have any questions whatsoever.

Medical Studies

Examines the Effect of 3 AlgaeCal Formulations including AlgaeCal Plus on Post-Menopausal Women Bone Density at One Year


Do yourself the favor of getting a DEXA scan to assess your bone mineral density, then take AlgaeCal Basic as directed for one full year, then have another DEXA scan done to measure the results. If your DEXA scan results do not show that your bone density has stopped in either your hip and or spine, we will refund not one month, not two, but double all 12 months of your AlgaeCal purchase. We want you to feel the confidence we have in our 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!

Guarantee Exceptions:

  1. Prescription Drugs – Almost every class of prescription drug has been shown to increase bone loss. Please see Prevention
  2. Bisphosphonate Drug use (such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, etc…) results in poor quality bone which may affect your ability to build bone for at least 6 months after stopping. Therefore, if you are currently taking or have taken bisphosphonate drugs within the last six months, your result cannot be guaranteed.
  3. Early Post-menopause. The first five years after the onset of menopause results in rapidly falling bone density due to hormone shifts which are sometimes more powerful than the positive bone building effects of AlgaeCal nutrients.

DEXA Scan – The first DEXA scan (‘baseline’) must be done no more than 30 days prior to purchasing 12 months worth of AlgaeCal Basic. The second, follow up DEXA scan must be done no later than 30 days after finishing taking 12 months worth of AlgaeCal Basic.

Even if you fall into one of the guarantee exceptions, 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 or hormones.