AlgaeCal is a South American marine algae species, Lithothamnium superpositum (or Algas calcareas as the locals call it). This kiwi-fruit sized algae is sustainably hand harvested in the atlantic ocean, sun dried, then milled into a powder. There is no extraction process or additives used – just pure whole food calcium and minerals coming from a living plant. Watch the AlgaeCal Harvesting video here. AlgaeCal powder is the foundational ingredient in our products, AlgaeCal Basic and AlgaeCal Plus.
AlgaeCal powder has significant advantages over traditional calcium supplements that are pure calcium because AlgaeCal contains all 13 known essential bone supporting minerals: calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, nickel, silica, copper, vanadium, potassium, zinc, boron, selenium and strontium. Traditional calcium carbonate and calcium citrate supplements are made from limestone and marble – and your body does not absorb rocks very well – so plant-sourced AlgaeCal has the benefit of being body-friendly and better absorbed into your bones.
In fact the superfood mineral combination naturally found in AlgaeCal has been clinically supported to increase bone density in adults – but traditional calcium supplements only slow annual bone loss a little. In other words, after age 40, we typically lose 1% of our bone density every year until death – so most will become osteoporotic if they live long enough. Traditional calcium supplements slow this annual bone loss from 1% to ¾% – so it only helps a little. But AlgaeCal Plus actually increases bone density – and if taken with Strontium Boost, the combination is even more effective at increasing bone density.
For prevention or maintenance, take 3 capsules per day (1 capsule with each meal). For bone growth, take 4 capsules per day (2 capsules with your morning meal and 2 capsules with your evening meal). Studies show taking calcium with meals increases absorption. To put it simply, eating produces stomach acid that dissolves the minerals in AlgaeCal Plus to be properly absorbed and utilized by your body.
AlgaeCal Plus contains calcium from a marine, plant-based algae source called Lithothamnion superpositum. This algae belongs to the family of algaes known as Algas calcareas. So to make it easier to say, we just named it “AlgaeCal”! AlgaeCal has worldwide exclusive rights to this particular type of algae – and it is the only clinically backed calcium supplement in the world with human studies showing increases in bone mineral density. All other calcium has only ever been shown to slow down bone loss.
In addition to this unique calcium, AlgaeCal Plus also contains magnesium, vitamin D3, vitamin K2 (in the form MK-7), vitamin C, boron and over 70 naturally-occurring trace minerals. In particular, AlgaeCal Plus contains all 13 bone-building minerals in their proper proportions that make up your bone matrix.
AlgaeCal Plus is also dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO! For an in-depth explanation of each ingredient go to AlgaeCal Ingredients.
If you are suffering from bone loss and have osteopenia or osteoporosis, it is best to take both AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost. Together they have been clinically proven to increase bone density in as little as 6 months – at any age! They also increase your bone density at a faster rate than AlgaeCal Plus alone.
For example, studies prove AlgaeCal Plus alone can increase bone density by an average of 1.3% per year, compared with an average bone density increase of about 4% per year with AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost together. This is significant for those suffering from osteoporosis or osteopenia who may be experiencing more than 1% bone density loss per year. Taking the two together also gives the bone-building process a “kick start” to increase bone density safely and naturally, ensuring you have covered any potential losses. Want to hear success stories from real customers? Watch their videos and see before and after DXA scans here.
AlgaeCal lists the minerals in the elemental form on the supplement facts label. Therefore, AlgaeCal Plus contains 360 mg of elemental calcium in two capsules (that’s 720 mg of elemental calcium in a daily dose, 4 capsules).
Unlike traditional, rock-derived calcium supplements, AlgaeCal does not cause side effects such as kidney stones or arterial calcification. AlgaeCal is a natural, plant-sourced calcium that is easy for your body to absorb. It’s similar to calcium you get from eating vegetables such as broccoli, kale and peas.
Some studies have shown that calcium from food sources does not increase soft tissue calcification because foods that naturally contain calcium also supply other minerals, which helps transfer the calcium directly into your bones rather than soft tissues like arteries, kidneys and eyes. Additional magnesium, boron, vitamin K2 and vitamin D3 are added into AlgaeCal Plus to optimize absorption and transport to the bone rather than soft tissues. All these factors translate to efficient absorption and placement into bone tissue.
AlgaeCal is also much safer for you because it is more effective at a lower dose. At 720 mg per day of calcium, AlgaeCal Plus is increasing bone density in adults. Compare that to regular calcium supplements that have been studied at 1200 mg per day – and only slow bone loss.
The vast majority of people who experience gastrointestinal side effects from regular calcium supplements have no issue with AlgaeCal. These stomach troubles usually derive from consuming rock-source calcium, which our bodies are not designed to digest. Plant calcium contains a variety of balancing minerals including magnesium, which make it more easily digested.
We recommend that you split your daily dose into breakfast and dinner time. Taking AlgaeCal with food increases absorption and reduces chances of any gastrointestinal issues.
AlgaeCal Plus, AlgaeCal Basic, and Strontium Boost all use soft capsules which are ¾” long and easy to swallow. If you do have trouble swallowing them, the two-part capsules can be pulled apart. You can then sprinkle the tasteless powder into your favorite drinks and food. We recommend semi-solid foods such as smoothies, applesauce or yogurt and avoiding hot drinks as temperatures above 120 degrees Fahrenheit as it may reduce the potency of the vitamins C, D, and K2.
Please note that the AlgaeCal powder is only partially water soluble due to the many natural minerals and therefore does not dissolve completely in liquid.
The recommended daily dose is the same for each individual no matter their size because it is based on age, not weight. In fact, if you are petite, you are at a higher risk for bone density loss because you have less skeletal mass to begin with, so a full dose is recommended.
Yes, AlgaeCal powder is USDA Certified Organic which means the harvest area and surrounds are inspected regularly for possible pollutants. Also, each lot of AlgaeCal is tested for heavy metal contamination, bacteria, molds and more. AlgaeCal Plus is made in an FDA inspected GMP plant where the highest standards are maintained.
One of the 70+ naturally occurring AlgaeCal minerals is lead and there is 1.4 mcg of lead in 4 capsules of AlgaeCal. This amount falls well within the safety standards of the US FDA, EPA, Health Canada and World Health Organization. The range of allowable daily safe lead intake levels ranges in these organizations from 20 – 250 mcg per day. So AlgaeCal’s lead content is an insignificant fraction of the allowable limits.
Every vegetable that grows in the soil or water has normal, safe amounts of lead in it – and the marine algae in AlgaeCal is no exception. For example, a daily serving of AlgaeCal contains less lead than a serving of broccoli, almonds or your other favorite healthy foods.
Your body clears normal amounts of lead daily, through urine, feces and sweat, unless there is a sudden spike which surpasses your body’s capacity to clear.
The results of a recently completed 7 year study shows extraordinary safety via a panel of 45 blood chemistries. Click HERE to read the study.
Absolutely. All bone drugs require calcium supplementation to supply the needed calcium for bone building – and AlgaeCal Plus is the highest quality calcium available. We recommend separating your prescription medication from your AlgaeCal.
As a general rule of thumb, it is best to separate any prescription medication by at least 2-3 hours from when you take AlgaeCal Plus or Strontium Boost. This will help limit any potential interactions and ensure you receive maximum absorption from both your medications and supplements. However, some medications are recommended 3-4 hours apart. Please confirm with your doctor for your unique case.
If you happen to be on an older anticoagulant prescription drug (blood thinner) such as Coumadin or Warfarin, vitamin K2 is not recommended. However, there are two newer types of anticoagulant drugs on the market called the XA Inhibitors and the Direct Thrombin Inhibitors.
Ask your doctor about switching to one of these newer anticoagulants as Coumadin and Warfarin are detrimental to your bone health – as they completely block the usage of vitamin K2 (Coumadin and Warfarin use the same pathway of absorption as vitamin K2 so they cancel each other out). The newer type of anticoagulants do not interact with vitamin K2 as they use different pathways for absorption in your body. You can learn more about the relationship between vitamin K2 and Coumadin and Warfarin by reading this article.
As an extra precaution, please confirm any supplement or medication interaction with your doctor or physician before use.
An increasing number of doctors are aware of the significant science supporting AlgaeCal products and are referring their patients to them. It is extremely difficult for doctors to keep up with the flood of new studies being reported in the journals.
If you would like to provide your doctor with the science backed information on AlgaeCal, please refer to our Research Page. In addition, we also offer a convenient, one-page printout that you can take to your doctor: Take It To Your Doctor PDF.
AlgaeCal does contain a minute amount of iodine – but only 1.23 mcg of iodine per daily serving of AlgaeCal Plus. For comparison, one large hard boiled egg has 12 mcg of iodine and one medium baked potato has 60 mcg of iodine. For a further list of foods and their iodine content click here.
If in doubt, please discuss with your doctor whether the amounts in AlgaeCal are appropriate for you. Additionally, we have customers taking thyroid-specific medication who see increases in their bone density with the AlgaeCal program. You can view some of these success stories here.
AlgaeCal Plus does not contain any shellfish – only calcium, minerals from organic algae and added vitamins. Many of our customers have shellfish allergies and take AlgaeCal safely with no adverse reactions. That being said, for any severe allergies we do advise consulting with your doctor/allergist for their best recommendation.
We understand that more people are adopting a vegan lifestyle and take this into consideration when formulating and sourcing our products. However, we have not found a high-quality, vegan vitamin D source at this time. So while AlgaeCal Basic and AlgaeCal Plus are vegetarian, they are not considered vegan. The source for our vitamin D3 is from lanolin (wool wax). Although no animals are harmed during this process, it is considered an animal product.
AlgaeCal Plus is soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO.
All AlgaeCal products undergo stability testing where they are exposed to a variety of environmental factors such as light, humidity and extreme temperatures to establish its shelf life. In other words, there is no cause for concern when it comes to temperatures found in our product warehouse, during shipping to you, or in your home.
Please note: stability testing is used to determine storage shelf life. We do not recommend you put AlgaeCal powder in hot drinks above 120 degrees Fahrenheit, as it may reduce the potency of vitamins D, C and K. Instead, pull apart the AlgaeCal Plus capsules and add the powder to cold or room temperature drinks or foods like smoothies and yogurt for best results.
AlgaeCal Plus contains naturally-occurring magnesium from the algae, plus additional magnesium oxide for an optimal 2:1 calcium to magnesium ratio. This ratio is the same ratio that is found in your body and has been clinically proven in human studies. Research shows magnesium oxide is as effective, if not more, than other forms of magnesium at maintaining and restoring magnesium in your bones and cells. For an in-depth explanation of why we chose this superior form, go here.
Yes, AlgaeCal Plus provides excellent foundational support for both you and your child during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Calcium not only helps your baby develop a healthy heart, muscles, nerves and normal heart rhythm, it has also been shown to prevent preterm birth and hypertensive disorders in the mother.
Strontium is a mineral that is naturally found in the earth, in your food, and in your bones. Our product, Strontium Boost, contains the mineral strontium bound to citrate (think citric acid from fruit) to form (natural) strontium citrate.
Strontium Boost helps with your bone remodelling process by increasing the rate of your bone building cells so that you build bone faster and at the same time, it slows down your bone deterioration. Strontium Boost is the only strontium citrate product backed by human clinical studies showing its safety and efficacy when it comes to low bone density. In fact, Strontium Boost, together with AlgaeCal Plus, is guaranteed to increase your bone density in as little as 6 months.
If you have osteopenia or osteoporosis you should take two capsules daily on an empty stomach. For ease and convenience, most people take their Strontium Boost at night right before bed.
Yes, one bottle contains 60 easy-to-swallow veggie capsules. When taking two capsules per day, which is the recommended dose, this equals a 1-month supply.
Due to misinformation and confusion about the different forms of Strontium, this is a common misconception about strontium citrate (the strontium in Strontium Boost). Strontium ranelate is the prescription drug version that has been shown to cause severe adverse side effects, while strontium citrate is completely natural, with no side effects. To put it simply, strontium citrate does not cause brittle bones and the claim that it does is completely unfounded. Independent of any increase in bone density, strontium citrate strengthens your bones safely and naturally with no side effects.
In fact, these concerns are so common that Lara Pizzorno, the author of Your Bones and medical writer specializing in bone health for over 24 years, wrote about it in the following blog post: Strontium Side Effects Are Overblown – Get the Facts.
An increasing number of doctors are recommending Strontium Boost to their patients after looking at the safety and efficacy data. Your doctor may be hesitant to recommend strontium as she may be unfamiliar with the multiple strontium compounds– and how each affects your bone health. For instance, natural strontium citrate has been shown to be completely safe with no adverse side effects, while strontium ranelate, the prescription drug alternative, is not approved in North America because of the side effects seen in Europe.
We offer a convenient, one-page printout that you can take to your doctor and discuss: Take It To Your Doctor PDF. It clearly explains the different strontium forms and why the natural form of strontium- strontium citrate- is beneficial (and safe) for your bones.
If you are interested in a further, in-depth explanation of strontium from Bone Health Expert, Lara Pizzorno author of “Your Bones” read her popular blog post here. It is consistently being updated with the latest and most up to date science so you can make an informed decision about strontium.
Due to limited research, women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding should not take supplemental strontium.
AlgaeCal Basic is for young adults (under 18 years old) and is used to maintain healthy bone density.
If you are taking older anticoagulant prescription medication (blood thinners) such as Coumadin or Warfarin then AlgaeCal Basic may also be right for you as vitamin K2, which is in AlgaeCal Plus but not in AlgaeCal Basic, interacts with this medication.
However, there are two new types of anticoagulant drugs on the market called the XA Inhibitors and the Direct Thrombin Inhibitors. Ask your doctor about switching to one of these newer anticoagulants as Coumadin and Warfarin are detrimental to your bone health because they completely block the usage of vitamin K2 (Coumadin and Warfarin use the same pathway of absorption as vitamin K2 so they cancel each other out). The newer type of anticoagulants do not interact with vitamin K2 as they use a different pathway for absorption in your body. You can learn more about the relationship between vitamin K2 and Coumadin and Warfarin by reading this article.
As an extra precaution, please confirm any supplement or medication interaction with your doctor or physician before use.
If you are looking to maintain your current healthy bone density, 2 capsules per day is sufficient. You can take one capsule at breakfast and dinner. The clinical study showing a small increase in bone density at one year happened with 3 capsules per day. If taking 3 capsules per day, you can take one capsule at each meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
One bottle of AlgaeCal Basic is a 1-month supply at a maintenance dose of two capsules, daily. However, if you take the full clinical dose of 3 capsules daily, it is a 20-day supply. The clinical dose is based off of the clinical study showing a small increase in bone density after one year.
Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil
Triple Power is in a liquid emulsion so it is taken by tablespoon. It is unlikely that we will offer Triple Power in capsules because emulsions have been shown to be 300% better absorbed than standard fish oil capsules. This form is also less prone to oxidation and is digested and metabolized more quickly and completely than standard fish oil capsules. For these reasons, we believe that a liquid emulsion form is superior to capsules.
Adults with healthy blood omega 3 levels should take 1 tablespoon daily with food for maintenance. Adults with blood omega 3 levels that fall below healthy levels should take a double dose or 2 tablespoons daily with food. A double dose should be taken for 90 days to increase blood omega 3 levels, which is part of our Triple Guarantee. For more on our guarantee, the “90 day Oil Change” challenge – and how to test if your omega 3 levels are healthy – go here.
For a suggested dose for children, consult your pediatrician.
No, Triple Power is guaranteed to have no fish taste and be fresh and burp-free! It’s naturally flavored with mango and sweetened with xylitol, a natural fruit sugar, so you will actually crave your fish oil. Not convinced? Watch the Triple Power taste test video here, judged by true experts – kids!
One bottle is a 29-day supply if you take 1 tablespoon per day. If you are looking to increase your blood omega 3 levels with a double dose, one bottle will last approximately 14 days.
Triple Power uses only fresh, wild anchovies, sardines and mackerel from local, small fisheries in the cold Pacific waters near Peru. Each of these fish has significant amounts of omega 3 fatty acids and lower heavy metals and toxins compared to larger fish that are higher up on the food chain.
Without distillation, even wild fish will naturally have some contaminants. So to purify Triple Power, we molecularly distill the fresh fish, which produces an ultra-pure, refined oil with NO contaminants.
Many women are justifiably concerned about mercury and toxins in fish, especially during pregnancy. For this reason, molecularly distilled and purified fish oil like Triple Power is the safest source of the omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These omega 3 fatty acids are highly beneficial and even suggested during pregnancy for the health of the mother and baby.
Our Triple Guarantee means you can try Triple Power Omega 3 Fish oil risk-free! In fact, it’s guaranteed 3 different ways:
Guarantee #1: This will be the best tasting fish oil you’ve ever tried, or we’ll refund your purchase price immediately.
Guarantee #2: We guarantee it will be fresh and burp-free, or we’ll refund your purchase price immediately.
Guarantee #3: If you don’t improve your blood omega 3 levels in 90 days, we’ll give you your money back! That’s our promise when you take the “90 Day Oil Change” challenge.
For more on the “90 Day Oil Change” challenge, go here.
Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil is gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO, however, there are small amounts of soy. The mixed tocopherols are from soy and a very small amount is used as an antioxidant to prevent the oil from oxidation.
Fish oil isn’t that palatable on its own, so we decided to naturally sweeten it with xylitol (a natural fruit sugar). If you find it is too sweet, you can mix Triple Power with food or liquids like natural greek yogurt or smoothies. We just don’t recommend hot liquids, as they may alter or denature the product. For more on xylitol, our natural sweetener, read our post on Xylitol Benefits.
The better question is, do you want to reap the benefits of improved heart, brain and joint health?
Fish oil has been one of the most well-researched supplements over the last few decades and proven to support your overall health in a variety of ways: by lowering risk of dementia, inflammation and triglycerides, to name a few. Triple Power has gone above and beyond industry standards and gives you clinical doses omega 3 fatty acids, plus has added two of the world’s most potent antioxidants: turmeric curcumin and astaxanthin. Together, this triple inflammation fighter will combat inflammation at its source and allow you to live the life you want to live– naturally and pain-free, so you can do more of the things you love to do. Click here for more on Triple Power.
Yes, omega 3 fatty acids are highly beneficial during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In fact, omega 3s have been shown to support fetal growth, particularly for the eyes and brain of the child.
While omega 3s are essential, they must be obtained through dietary means either from seafood or fish oil. Research shows pregnant women should consume no more than 2, 6 oz servings of fish and seafood per week. Consuming more may pose a risk as fish can contain environmental toxins like mercury. However, Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil uses a process called molecular distillation, which produces an ultra-pure, refined oil with virtually no contaminants. Providing you the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids, safely.
OmegaQuant is a simple, at-home blood test kit that allows you to test your blood omega 3 levels in seconds! Red blood cell levels of omega 3s are representative of the levels found in your brain and heart, and low levels are linked to disease and early death. By testing your levels you will be able to supplement accordingly with the amount of omega 3 fatty acids optimal for YOU. Go here for more on the leader in omega 3 testing.
US and Canadian orders ship from South Dakota and British Columbia, respectively. International orders are shipped from either fulfillment center. Some international shipments may incur customs fees depending on the destination country. The fee may vary depending on your order value and country limits.
Orders are shipped within 24 hours. If you have placed your order on the weekend or a public holiday, your shipment will be processed the next business day.
US orders are delivered within 2-5 business days. Canadian orders are delivered within 2-8 business days. International orders are delivered within a few days to 3 business weeks depending on method.
If you would like to expedite your package please contact us by phone.
US orders are shipped with USPS or UPS Ground. Canadian orders are shipped with Canada Post and International orders are shipped with DHL or USPS.
You will not find a price on the packing slip as it only contains a list of goods contained in the package. Your invoice is delivered by e-mail and will show the order price and total.
AlgaeCal provides FREE shipping on all orders – and there are no additional taxes or fees. Some International orders may incur customs duty taxes or VAT charges as your shipment crosses border. The fee may vary depending on your order value and country limits.
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Currency, Payment and Purchasing
Your credit card payment may be declined for a number of common reasons. When purchases are submitted to your bank account, banks have automated systems in place to determine whether or not to accept the charge. Factors may include card information like expiration date, account balance, or spending habits (such as you rarely purchase online). Unfortunately, we don’t receive information as to why your card may have been declined.
Regardless of the reason, we recommend calling your bank or credit card company to resolve this. Explain that you are making a purchase with AlgaeCal and then try to place your order again.
If you follow these steps and your payment is still declined, we suggest you use a different credit card to place your order, or call our friendly customer care team USA and Canada toll free at: 1-800-820-0184 from Monday–Friday: 7:00am to 4:00pm (PST), Saturday: 8:00am to 4:00pm (PST), Sunday: 8:00am to 2:00pm (PST).
All AlgaeCal products are sold in US dollars, only. While our products are not available in other currencies at this time, we are hoping to provide additional currency options in the future. We appreciate your patience.
We accept the following methods of payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discovery Card, Debit Visa, Debit Mastercard, money orders, checks, and Paypal. If you are interested in paying with Paypal, money orders or by check please call our Toll Free 1-800-820-0184.
You may also buy through Amazon if that is more convenient.
AlgaeCal products are not available in retail stores. Instead we offer our products direct-to-customer cutting out the middlemen and delivering superior quality with lower prices.
Also, our annual quota of algae is limited so entering retail stores would exceed our supply capabilities. AlgaeCal offers free shipping globally. Please email or phone us directly for orders to South Africa.
While we are not currently offering a subscription or autoship program at this time, that’s not to say we won’t consider it in the future! We value customer feedback and are always looking to improve our service and commitment to you. However for the time being, orders still need to be placed by you either over the phone with one of our Bone Health Specialists, or through our website.
Introduce a friend to AlgaeCal products, and get a free bottle of any AlgaeCal product for EACH friend who places an order. Just ask the friend you referred to mention your name either on the “Order notes” in the shopping cart. Or, if she phones her order in, have her mention your name to one of our friendly customer care advisors to receive your “thank you” gift. Thank you so much for spreading awareness and taking part in our mission to to help more people discover natural, safe solutions to reclaiming their bone health. Your referrals are most appreciated!
AlgaeCal’s business model offers “everyday low pricing” rather than encouraging customers to wait for sales events to get best pricing. On our product pages, discounted product bundles is always on offer with savings of 30 – 38% off of single bottle pricing.
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Guarantees, Returns and Refunds
AlgaeCal offers a 1 Year Money Back Guarantee on all our products. We either leave you 100% satisfied, or you get your money back. Period. That’s why we give you a full year to test drive our products and superior service! If you need anything at all please contact our customer care team USA and Canada toll free at: 1-800-820-0184 from Monday–Friday: 7:00am to 4:00pm (PST), Saturday: 8:00am to 4:00pm (PST), Sunday: 8:00am to 2:00pm (PST). You can also email us at: [email protected].
AlgaeCal wants you to be completely satisfied with your experience so we have made returning or exchanging products, easy. Simply contact us to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number, and return your unused bottles of AlgaeCal products for a 100% refund within 1 year from your purchase date. You can reach us by phone: 1-800-820-0184 or by email: [email protected].