Frequently Asked Questions - AlgaeCal

Frequently Asked Questions
AlgaeCal sells the world’s only calcium supplement that increases bone density.

Since 2002, AlgaeCal has the worldwide exclusive rights to lithothamnion superpositum, an organic South American sea algae. This sea algae is milled into an organic powder called AlgaeCal Plus – AlgaeCal’s flagship product.

AlgaeCal Plus contains plant calcium, magnesium, boron, manganese, silica, selenium, copper, nickel, strontium, phosphorus, potassium, vanadium and zinc. These naturally-occurring minerals are milled into an organic powder and combined with vitamins C, D, and K2.
AlgaeCal Plus is the only supplement shown to increase bone mineral density in human clinical trials.

In addition to AlgaeCal Plus, AlgaeCal also sells Strontium Boost, AlgaeCal, and Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil.

AlgaeCal Plus

  • What is AlgaeCal Plus?

    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 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.

  • How many AlgaeCal Plus capsules should I take and when should I take them?

    To maximize your bone-building, take 4 capsules of AlgaeCal Plus a day. (This was the dosage that led to the most significant bone density increases in clinical trials).

    We recommend splitting the daily 4 capsule dose into 2 servings of 2 capsules throughout the day. Your body can only absorb 500mg of calcium at a time, so taking more than 2 AlgaeCal capsules in one serving would lead to unabsorbed calcium.

    And finally, it’s best to take your AlgaeCal Plus with food. That’s because taking calcium with food increases how well you absorb it. When you eat, your stomach produces acid that dissolves the minerals in AlgaeCal Plus so they can be properly absorbed when they reach your intestinal tract. 

    For more information on scheduling your AlgaeCal supplements with meals –– and any prescription medication or supplements you’re currently taking –– click here.

  • What ingredients are in AlgaeCal Plus?

    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 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.

  • Do I have to take both AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost?

    If you are suffering from bone loss, it is best to take both AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost. Together they are clinically supported 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 bone loss 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 DEXA scans here.

  • How much elemental calcium is in AlgaeCal Plus?

    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, 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).

  • I have trouble swallowing pills. How big are the capsules? Is it OK to open the capsules and mix it with food/beverages?

    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.

  • Does AlgaeCal Plus cause side effects such as deposits in kidneys or arteries?

    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.

  • Does AlgaeCal Plus cause constipation, gas or bloating?

    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.

  • I am petite, so do I need a full dose?

    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.

  • Is AlgaeCal Plus tested for contaminants? Does AlgaeCal contain Lead and other Heavy Metals?

    Great question! Actually, lead is a natural mineral like calcium or magnesium which is found in the earth, air and water. So every vegetable that grows in the soil or water has normal amounts of lead in it – the marine algae in AlgaeCal is no exception. Luckily, our bodies easily clear normal amounts of lead daily through urine, feces, and sweat.

    Every batch of AlgaeCal powder is tested by a third party laboratory for microbial activity, heavy metals, mineral content and more. The final product is made in an FDA-inspected GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) plant where the highest standards are kept.

    AlgaeCal has FDA registration and Health Canada approvals. It has been on the market for 20 years and has 3 clinical studies and a toxicology study showing extraordinary safety!

  • Can I take AlgaeCal Plus if I am on bone medications?

    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.

  • Can I take AlgaeCal Plus with my prescription medication?

    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), 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 the older ones are detrimental to your bone health – as they completely block the usage of vitamin K2 (the older anticoagulants use the same pathway of absorption as vitamin K2 so they cancel each other out). The newer types of anticoagulant don’t interact with vitamin K2 as they use different pathways for absorption in your body. As an extra precaution, please confirm any supplement or medication interaction with your doctor or physician before use.

  • If AlgaeCal Plus is so good why doesn’t my doctor know about it?

    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.

  • Should I be concerned with the iodine level if I have a thyroid issue?

    AlgaeCal does contain a minute amount of iodine – but only 160 mcg of iodine per daily serving of AlgaeCal Plus. 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. For best results, we recommend that you separate your thyroid medication by at least 4 hours from when you take AlgaeCal or Strontium Boost.

  • Can I take AlgaeCal Plus if I have a shellfish allergy?

    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.

  • Is AlgaeCal FDA approved?

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only approves medications. Since AlgaeCal is a completely natural supplement, it’s simply not possible for AlgaeCal to have FDA approval. In saying that, AlgaeCal is registered with the FDA under GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe). GRAS status means a food ingredient is deemed safe by a qualified panel of experts.

  • Is AlgaeCal Plus Vegan?

    While AlgaeCal Plus and AlgaeCal are vegetarian, they aren't considered vegan because the vitamin D3 is sourced from lanolin, which is sheep's wool wax, so they are still considered an animal by product

  • Is AlgaeCal Plus gluten-free / soy-free?

    AlgaeCal Plus is soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO.

  • Is AlgaeCal Heat Sensitive?

    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.

  • Why does AlgaeCal Plus use magnesium oxide?

    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 supported 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.

  • Will AlgaeCal Plus help with osteoarthritis?

    Anecdotal evidence suggests AlgaeCal Plus may help reduce pain and stiffness, while improving range of motion. Boron, one of AlgaeCal Plus’s key ingredients, has also been shown to decrease inflammation in osteoarthritis. Although many people suffering from osteoarthritis have reported relief with the AlgaeCal program, our published and peer-reviewed studies found here have been conducted to measure increases in bone density, specifically. There have not been any peer-reviewed studies conducted on AlgaeCal Plus and osteoarthritis. We recommend targeting arthritic inflammation through exercise, sleep, an anti-inflammatory diet, and our very own natural anti-inflammatory Triple Power Fish Oil! Triple Power’s formulation provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients, shown to help manage joint pain and stiffness. Learn more about osteoarthritis and 5 natural remedies you can count on here.

  • Will AlgaeCal Plus help with rheumatoid arthritis?

    AlgaeCal Plus may help reduce pain and stiffness, while improving range of motion. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are commonly deficient in vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and selenium — all of which are found in our AlgaeCal Plus formulation. Although many people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis have reported relief with the AlgaeCal program, our published and peer-reviewed studies found here have been conducted to measure increases in bone density, specifically. There have not been any peer-reviewed studies conducted on AlgaeCal Plus and rheumatoid arthritis. 1 in 4 people with rheumatoid arthritis will also develop bone loss, and for them, Strontium Boost is recommended to complement AlgaeCal Plus for preventing excessive bone loss. Together the pair have been shown to triple the rate of bone building in a single year. Learn more by checking out the Bone Builder Pack here. We recommend targeting arthritic inflammation through exercise, sleep, an anti-inflammatory diet, and our very own natural anti-inflammatory Triple Power Fish Oil! Triple Power’s formulation provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients, shown to help manage the pain and stiffness associated with arthritic conditions. Learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and 5 natural remedies you can count on here.

Strontium Boost

  • What is Strontium Boost?

    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.

  • How many Strontium Boost capsules should I take and when should I take them?

    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.

  • Does Strontium cause brittle bones? Does Strontium cause side effects?

    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.

  • Why doesn’t my doctor recommend Strontium Boost?

    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 they 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.

  • Can I take Strontium Boost if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Due to limited research, women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding should not take supplemental strontium.


  • Is AlgaeCal right for me?

    We recommend AlgaeCal for those who can’t take AlgaeCal Plus. If you’re taking an older anticoagulant prescription medication (blood thinner), you may not be able to take AlgaeCal Plus because it contains vitamin K2. And some older anticoagulants interact with vitamin K2.

    But it’s worth noting there are two newer types of anticoagulant drugs on the market; XA Inhibitors and Direct Thrombin Inhibitors. These newer types of anticoagulants don’t interact with vitamin K2, making them safe to take alongside AlgaeCal Plus. But if it’s not possible to switch to a newer anticoagulant, AlgaeCal will be the best option for you.

  • How many AlgaeCal capsules should I take and when should I take them?

    To gain the greatest bone-health benefits, take 3 AlgaeCal capsules a day. That’s the dose the clinical study participants who saw small increases in their bone density after one year taking AlgaeCal took. (See bone health “plan 1” at the link above).

    We recommend splitting the daily 3 capsule dose into 3 servings throughout the day. And it’s best to take your AlgaeCal with food. That’s because taking calcium with food increases how well you absorb it. When you eat, your stomach produces acid that dissolves the minerals in AlgaeCal so they can be properly absorbed when they reach your intestinal tract.

    For more information on scheduling your AlgaeCal supplements with meals –– and any prescription medication or supplements you’re currently taking –– click here.

Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil

  • Does Triple Power come in a capsule?

    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.

  • How many tablespoons of Triple Power should I take and when should I take them?

    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.

  • Does it taste fishy?

    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.

  • Is one bottle of Triple Power a 1-month supply?

    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.

  • What types of fish are used in Triple Power? And what about heavy metals and other contaminants?

    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 virtually 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.

  • What are the side effects of Triple Power?

    Triple Power has not been shown to cause any side effects or adverse reactions. While standard fish oils may cause burping, bad breath, and fishy aftertaste, Triple Power is backed by its Triple Guarantee.

  • What is Triple Power’s “Triple Guarantee”?

    Our Triple Guarantee means you can try Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil risk-free. And you are guaranteed to improve your health or get your money back!

    Guarantee No 1 - Improve your omega 3 levels*:
    Triple power will improve your omega 3 levels in 90 days, or we'll refund you immediately! Click the button below for more details.

    Guarantee No 2 - Best-tasting fish oil:
    Triple Power will be the best-tasting fish oil you have ever tried, or we'll refund you immediately.

    Guarantee No 3 - Burp-free:
    Triple Power will be fresh and burp-free, or we'll refund you immediately.


    *Take our “90-Day Oil Change” Challenge!

    What results can you expect? You’re likely to see an increase of 2 percentage points or more. For instance, if you’re starting at 3%, you can expect to achieve omega 3 blood levels of 5% after three months. And increasing your omega 3 blood levels by 2 percentage points translates to about a 20% increase of omega 3 in your cells!

    How can you take part in the 90-Day Oil Change Challenge? Be sure to order 2 OmegaQuant tests along with 6 bottles of Triple Power. Test your blood with a small finger prick on day 1, and again 90 days later.

    If your second score doesn’t show improvement, send us your test results. And we’ll promptly refund the cost of your entire 6 bottle purchase. The “90-Day Oil Change Challenge” is open to individuals whose omega 3 levels are below 8% on your day 1 test. (That is almost everyone!)

    While you’ll most likely see an increase of 2%, depending upon where you started you may need more time to achieve the desired 8%. If that’s the case, continue two daily doses for an extra 2 or 3 months. Once you reach 8%, maintain your status easily with 1 tablespoon of Triple Power per day.

  • Is Triple Power gluten-free and soy-free?

    Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil is gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO. The mixed tocopherols are derived from soy, and a very small amount is used as an antioxidant to prevent the delicate oil from oxidization. Due to a highly refined process, there is no soy protein in the product. This is common in many fish oils for quality assurance. However, it’s always best to discuss with your doctor for any allergy concerns.

  • Why is the Triple Power sweetened?

    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.

  • Do I need fish oil?

    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 shown 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 of 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.

  • Can I take Triple Power if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

    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.

  • What is the OmegaQuant Omega-3 Blood Test Kit?

    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.


  • Where does my order ship from? And will I be charged customs charges?

    US and International orders ship from Wisconsin. Canadian orders ship from Ontario.

    Some international shipments may incur customs fees depending on the destination country.

    The fee may vary depending on your order value and country limits.

  • When will I receive my order? What about Express Shipping? What shipping methods are used?

    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 3-7 business days. Canadian orders are delivered within 2-7 business days.

    International orders are delivered within a few days to 3 business weeks depending on the method.

    If you would like to expedite your package please contact us by phone.

  • Where can I find the price on the packing slip?

    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.

  • Does AlgaeCal charge shipping and tax?

    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.

Contact and My Account

  • How can I contact Customer Service?

    You can email us at: [email protected] or call us USA and Canada toll free at: 1-800-820-0184 from Monday–Sunday: 6:00am to 4:00pm (PST). For additional inquiries please check out our Contact Us page for more information.

  • I am having trouble logging into my account

    If you are having trouble logging into your account please email us at: [email protected] or call our Customer Care Team USA and Canada toll free at: 1-800-820-0184 from Monday-Sunday: 6:00am to 4:00pm (PST).

  • How do I cancel or edit my order?

    To cancel or edit your order, please contact us by email: [email protected] or call 1-800-820-0184 to speak to a Bone Health Specialist, who can update it for you.

Currency, Payment and Purchasing

  • Why was my credit card declined? Why won’t my payment go through?

    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–Sunday: 6:00am to 4:00pm (PST).

  • Can I pay with Canadian Currency or other currencies?

    We’re currently able to accept U.S. dollars (USD), Canadian dollars (CAD), and British pounds sterling (GBP).

    How is the conversion rate calculated?

    The conversion rate for Canadian dollars and British pounds sterling is calculated against US dollars using the Bloomberg currency exchange. It’s updated once daily to make sure you’re getting the latest exchange rate.

    My preferred currency wasn’t automatically selected. Can I choose a different one?

    Yes. To manually select your preferred currency from the three options we currently offer, scroll to the bottom of any page of the website, click the three-letter currency code (“USD”, “CAD”, or “GBP”) next to the flag, then choose a currency from the pop-up menu.

    You can also change currencies on the checkout page by clicking the same three-letter currency code mentioned above.

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    We accept the following methods of payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, 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.

  • Where can I buy AlgaeCal Products?

    You can email us at: [email protected] or call us USA and Canada toll free at: 1-800-820-0184 from Monday–Sunday: 6:00am to 4:00pm (PST). For additional inquiries please check out our Contact Us page for more information.

  • Can I buy AlgaeCal on Amazon?

    Some AlgaeCal products are available for purchase through Amazon. Currently, you can purchase AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost. Triple Power and AlgaeCal aren’t available through Amazon at this time, but may be in the future. If you purchase AlgaeCal products on Amazon, please ensure the description states the item is sold by AlgaeCal. We can’t guarantee the quality of any AlgaeCal products sold on Amazon by any seller other than ourselves.

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  • Do you have a subscription or autoship program?

    Yes! U.S. customers can take advantage of our Subscribe & Save program. With Subscribe & Save, we’ll automatically ship your monthly supply of AlgaeCal for as long as you want — and you can save up to 18% on every monthly order as well.

  • What are your subscription program Terms and Conditions?

    Please see the Terms and Conditions for our Subscribe and Save Program here.

  • Does AlgaeCal offer samples?

    Sorry, we do not have sample sizes of our products to send out at this time.  Because of our One Year Money Back Guarantee, you have one year to try a full size bottle of any product with zero risk.  Details of this guarantee are available here.

Guarantees, Returns and Refunds

  • What if I have sensitivities to AlgaeCal/decide it's not right for me?

    You’re not “stuck” with AlgaeCal if you don’t like it. That’s because you get 1 full year to try any of our products. If for whatever reason you’re not satisfied, we’ll refund all unopened and even partially used bottles. All you need to do is contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number and send back the unopened bottles within 1 year of purchase. Please see “How do I return my order?” for further details. If you need anything at all please contact our customer care team USA and Canada toll free at: 1-800-820-0184 from Monday–Sunday: 6:00am to 4:00pm (PST). You can also email us at: [email protected].

  • How do I return my order?

    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].

  • What is the Stronger Bones for Life Guarantee?

    You need strong bones for the rest of your life to enjoy rather than endure your golden years. With our guarantee, you can continue enjoying your favorite activities for the rest of your days.

    Measurable improvements will appear at 6 months from when you start your AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost program. So if your next DEXA scan is scheduled half a year or more from now, we guarantee you will see a bone density increase.

    You may choose to wait for your next scheduled scan so that it is paid for by your insurance, or you may choose to pay out of pocket to check your results earlier. Either way is fine.

    Just allow at least 6 consecutive months of taking the products as directed before your follow-up scan. We encourage you to take a scan every year to make sure you’re still building new bone.

    IMPORTANT: Ensure you get your DEXA scan at the same clinic every time. Ideally, you’d get your scan on the same machine, too. That way, every scan is directly comparable to the last. If any DEXA does not show an improvement in either hip or spine bone density you will be refunded for all products purchased since your previous scan.

    Your 3 Steps to Guaranteed Bone Density Increases

    1. Have a DEXA scan that is not more than 30 days old to establish a baseline measurement. (If you had a DEXA scan more than 30 days ago, your guaranteed period will launch from your next scan onward. So don’t wait! Get started building healthy new bone right now before your guarantee begins.)
    2. Take AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost at full dose as directed for at least six months.
    3. Get your follow up DEXA scan from the same clinic as your first scan. It doesn’t matter when… six, twelve, even 24 months after you start – as long as you have continued to use your products between scans.

    If your follow up scan does not show an increase in your hip or spine bone density, we refund every penny you paid us between those two scans.