Algas Calcareas – A Raw Plant Source Calcium
What is Algas calcareas?
The “secret” behind AlgaeCal’s proven bone-building properties is a unique strain of plant-based red algae found on the shores of South America: 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 is a red ocean algae– not a more popular species like freshwater green or brown algae (blue-green, spirulina, chlorella, etc).
Typically, red algae are found in tropical marine areas like reefs or even attached to other algae. Very few are found in freshwater (non-salt) bodies. Red algae is typically more complex than most other algaes, both at a cellular and structural level.
So how did this curious red algae ever become linked to bone health?
To understand that, let’s go back to the beginning of this saga from 1973– to a steel mill of all places!
It all started with an experiment using marine algae in steel manufacturing. Dr. Marcos Norman, a mechanical engineer at Morris Kwugsem International (MKI), recommended AlgaeCal be used in a novel way.
MKI engineers needed to reduce fusion temperatures in their steel manufacturing, and at the time were using oyster shell calcium, with some success. Dr. Norman, having grown up in South America, recommended they try a local marine algae which washed up on the shores right in front of his home (which of course was AlgaeCal).
Norman figured the algae might hold up better to the test than oyster shell calcium. Sure enough, to everyone’s amazement, this mineral-rich algae dropped fusion temperatures from 1,700 to 1,300 degrees! Dr. Norman became so fascinated with the versatility of this mineral source, he left MKI to begin studying AlgaeCal to see what other powers it held.
When Norman returned to his roots, he began experimenting with agricultural applications. At one point he found AlgaeCal’s nutrient-rich complex could restore minerals and microbes in soil. This was a boon for fertilizer companies, who purchased tons of fossilized marine algae sands each year. Because of the results, many fertilizer companies now prefer South American marine algae over traditional chemical fertilizers.
All this got Norman thinking, “what could AlgaeCal’s mineral-rich bounty do for other living organisms like animals and even humans?” At the same time, new evidence of marine algae’s health benefits started to pour in from around the world. And they helped pave the way for the bone-building program AlgaeCal customers enjoy today. Let’s take a look:
Back in the mid-’80s, the Japanese government banned the purchase of South American poultry due to high residual antibiotics and growth hormones in the meat. In response, researchers at Poznań University of Life Sciences in Poland conducted a two-year study to see the effect South American marine red algae might have in replacing the antibiotics and growth hormones in chickens.
Results showed the red algae produced similar growth to the growth hormone, except the chickens were very energetic, exercised more, and developed into a higher protein, lower fat bird. Additionally, the birds’ health was fortified by the algae in their feed, so antibiotics became unnecessary. This study was reviewed on South American National Television in 1986.
It’s not only humans and birds feeling the positive effects of AlgaeCal. Cows have even produced more and healthier milk! In one 2015 study, 6 Holstein cows were each given 3 different feed mixes. Each feed mix had its own dietary addition to see which had the greatest effect on milk production and composition.
The control feed had calcium from limestone, just like your typical calcium supplement. The second feed had sodium bicarbonate. And the third feed had a red marine algae in the same family as AlgaeCal, called Lithothamnium calcareum.
After 15 days of consuming each feed mix, the cows’ milk was tested. As it turned out, the red algae group showed the best results! Per the study, the red algae feed “… at a level of 90 grams/cow per day, had a greater effect on rumen pH, milk production and milk composition, and efficiency of feed conversion into milk than sodium bicarbonate at a level of 180 g/cow per day.”
It took half the amount of red algae to produce better results than the sodium bicarbonate-infused feed. And the limestone feed overall had the worst results.
By this time, human consumption of marine algae was well documented. It didn’t matter whether the benefits were from well-known algaes like spirulina and chlorella, or red algae like in AlgaeCal.
Studies showed the great antioxidant properties of marine algaes. But it wasn’t only that. Algae proved a well-rounded source of vitamins, minerals, an unconventional protein source, and more.
As algae’s multi-functional benefits became more well-known, even food companies were getting in on the act. Novel new lines of food products began including microalgae to appease more health-conscious consumers. Pastas, breads, milk products and more were all starting to get infused with some microalgae or another.
Of course, this all led to today’s focus on dietary supplements with different algaes. In fact, you’ve probably seen generous portions of health food stores’ shelves stocked with spirulina, chlorella and other algae-based powders and pills.
So what about humans and AlgaeCal?
Since 1977, Dr. Norman helped pioneer AlgaeCal use for those needing a calcium and mineral supplement in South America. He was already convinced of its many health benefits then– before the overwhelming scientific proof of its effectiveness we have today.
So one day in April 2004, Dr. Norman contacted AlgaeCal Inc. CEO Dean Neuls to tell him about his breakthrough discovery in his own backyard! At the time, Neuls was selling a coral calcium product online — when coral calcium was the most popular calcium form.
When Neuls heard of this new use for Lithothamnion superpositum, he got on a plane and flew down to South America as fast as he could! He needed to see these kiwi-sized balls of organic calcium for himself. Little did he know the effect those purpley-red orbs washed up on an eco-marine park’s shores would mean for folks with weak bones.
And the rest, as they say, is history. Since obtaining the worldwide exclusive rights to this superfood calcium source (the most “mineral-concentrated” plant on earth), there have been several studies done on AlgaeCal. And those taking it have also reported positive, surprising outcomes too.
For instance, AlgaeCal has now been linked to a variety of health benefits, including: denser bones, smoother joints; lessened pain; healthier circulatory system; and increased energy.
But most importantly (and probably why you’re here), is the proven bone density increases.
Human clinical studies show that the superfood plant calcium AlgaeCal- with added vitamins and minerals- increases bone density– it doesn’t merely slow down bone loss. And that’s the case whether you’re 50, 60, 70… even 85 years old or more!
The first study that proved we were on to something with AlgaeCal Plus was published in the Nutrition Journal.
Bone-Building Study #1
216 women and men found that AlgaeCal formulations increased bone density over 2% on average, annualized over one year. In this study, there were 2 different bone health regimens followed for 6 months. Group 1 took AlgaeCal Plus with vitamin D3. Group 2 took AlgaeCal Plus with Strontium Boost, together known as the
Bone Builder Pack.After the 6 months, both groups gained “significant” increases in bone mineral density (BMD) compared to the expected bone loss for each individual’s age. This bone growth was flat-out shocking, because as you may know, we lose about 1% of our bone each year after age 40.
So BMD increased, but were there any adverse effects from either regimen? To gauge safety, a panel of 43 blood tests and a quality of life questionnaire were used. Compared to pre-study baseline scores, there wasn’t a single adverse effect in either group after 6 months of treatment.
Bone-Building Study #2
Now, one promising study is great. But we wanted to confirm AlgaeCal’s effectiveness again, and only on postmenopausal women. So we had 414 women separated into 3 groups. Each group received AlgaeCal Plus with a supporting partner nutrient (differing amounts of vitamin D3, and Strontium Boost in one group).
After the 12 months, the lowest average BMD increase was 1.3%— from the AlgaeCal Plus and 1,000 IUs of vitamin D3 group.
And the highest average BMD increase group? Well, they enjoyed a stunning 4.10% increase in healthy, new bone. That group took AlgaeCal’s Bone Builder Pack of AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost, along with 600 IU more vitamin D3 than the lowest increase group.
So this study produced great news again. But the next question was: could these increases in BMD continue into the future, for longer than 12 months?
Bone-Building Study #3
Study #3- published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition– revealed the answer.172 women in their mid-60s took AlgaeCal Plus with Strontium Boost (our Bone Builder Pack) for 7 consecutive years.
When compared to their baseline BMD at study’s beginning, these women on average increased BMD a stunning 7.3% after 7 years! And that 7.3% was consistent– the women enjoyed an average 1.04% increase each year. (No prolonged waiting for BMD to increase, or getting it all at once and unnecessarily supplementing for years.)
These results were unheard of to this point (February 2016). Keep in mind, traditional, rock-based calcium supplements at best could only slow annual bone loss– never mind halt or even reverse it.
But here was AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost adding healthy, new bone to the 172 participants. And they added healthy, new bone without any adverse effects, as reported by a panel of 45 blood chemistries drawn at baseline and ending.
There is no other calcium supplement on earth that can accomplish the same feat. The calcium supplements you see on your pharmacy shelf don’t increase bone density at all..
AlgaeCal Plus – A Plant-Based Calcium
Now that you’ve discovered Lithothamnnion superpositum (AlgaeCal) and its proven bone-building science. This unique red algae is the key ingredient behind AlgaeCal Plus. And it’s the key ingredient behind the natural bone mineral density increases you just read about.
But if you’re looking for AlgaeCal Plus on store shelves, you’ll never find it there. Only AlgaeCal Inc. holds the exclusive worldwide rights to this superfood plant calcium. This way, it’s more cost-effective for you.
Nature knows best, and in this case, AlgaeCal is our planet’s “plant double” of your bones– with nearly the same mineral composition as strong, healthy bone.
So if you’d like to reverse bone loss and rebalance the delicate mineralization in your bones, you’re well-served to investigate AlgaeCal Plus.