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AlgaeCal Bone Study Wins Prestigious Research Award

Imagine if you could naturally increase your bone density, at a steady rate, every year? That would be pretty exciting, right? 

A panel of experts in the field of nutrition certainly thought so!

That’s why AlgaeCal’s seven-year clinical study is taking home the Charles A. Ragus Award for best original research paper this year.

The Ragus Award goes to the most innovative study published in the prestigious Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN). In fact, the criteria for the award is: “manuscripts that present innovative research of nutritional importance with useful application for researchers, physicians, and healthcare specialists and professionals.”

Ragus Award Certificate

You can imagine how excited I was when I heard that AlgaeCal’s seven-year study was receiving this award!

After all, the findings of our seven-year study are so important for everyone suffering from low bone density. They showed that by taking an AlgaeCal formulation and strontium citrate (Strontium Boost), you can safely increase your bone density at a steady 1% rate every year, for seven years.

(Note that seven years was just the length of our study. But we’re confident these increases can continue past seven years. That’s why our guarantee is automatically renewed at the end of seven years!) 

And now, the medical community was recognizing the importance of these findings too. 

The Ragus Award was presented to the principal investigator of the study, Dr. Gilbert Kaats. Dr. Kaats accepted the award at the Annual Conference of the American College of Nutrition last Friday, November 10th. 

Dr. Kaats accepting the Ragus Award

This was a big moment for AlgaeCal! And for all of you looking to reclaim your bone health… I hope this award gives you confidence in the science behind our products. To take a look at the study in straightforward language, please click here

You’ll also find our two other clinical studies — that support AlgaeCal’s effectiveness for bone health — at that link. 

Here’s to better science and bone health!

Author: Dean Neuls, AlgaeCal CEO and Co-Founder

Dean Neuls is AlgaeCal’s Co-Founder and CEO. He has been operating the company since its beginning, and is passionate about creating an excellent product that helps people. Neuls is also a natural health author and student of bone health science.  As the discoverer of plant calcium and sponsor of calcium clinical research, he is uniquely qualified in this field. He also leads the rest of the AlgaeCal staff by example with his healthy diet and active lifestyle. Dean was born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan and raised all over Canada.


  1. Carol Tufts
    Carol Tufts

    I have bone density below 2.7 I think.
    Will the bone density be increased for the elder? How? What kind of the pill is good?

    1. Jenna AlgaeCal
      Jenna AlgaeCal

      We’re glad you reached out, Carol.

      AlgaeCal is clinically supported to increase bone density safely and naturally, no matter your age or the severity of bone loss. This is supported by 3 human clinical studies you can see here. Carol, if you’re interested in learning more about our multi-nutrient approach to stronger bones click here.

      Please feel free email [email protected] or call our Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184 if you have any questions!

      – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  2. carole larson
    carole larson

    Whst about jaw necrosis?

    1. Jenna AlgaeCal
      Jenna AlgaeCal

      Hi Carole,

      AlgaeCal is a natural product that doesn’t have any side effects! You can learn more about the studies supporting the safety of AlgaeCal here.

      – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  3. Anne Jarrett
    Anne Jarrett

    If this is so effective, why don’t you get it approved by the FDA?

    1. Jenna AlgaeCal
      Jenna AlgaeCal

      Hi Anne,

      Great question! The USFDA only approves medications and because AlgaeCal is a completely natural supplement, it is simply not possible for AlgaeCal to have FDA approval. In saying that, we are registered with the FDA under GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe) which is applicable to food ingredients.

      If you have any other questions let us know!

      – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  4. Ev

    I’ve take algaecal and atronium boost for almost 6 months now. How long should I keep taking it? Last bone density test revealed I am / was in early stage of bone loss. Thx

    1. Jenna AlgaeCal
      Jenna AlgaeCal

      Hi Ev,

      We recommend taking both AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost until you’ve reached a healthy bone mineral density! The amount of time it takes to reach a healthy bone density is dependant on the severity of bone loss and other factors including prescription medication use, lifestyle, etc.

      So it’s best to continue with both products until your next DEXA scan at least. From there you can determine if you need to continue with both products or a maintenance dosage of AlgaeCal Plus. Feel free to call us at 1-800-820-0184 if you have any questions 🙂

      – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  5. DON BOX

    Is a prescription required for this product?

    1. Jenna AlgaeCal
      Jenna AlgaeCal

      Good question, Don. Because AlgaeCal is a completely natural product it does not require a prescription!

      You can learn about how to take AlgaeCal here and see pricing here. If you have any questions feel free to call our Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184!

      – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  6. Cris Bacon
    Cris Bacon

    What to expect – I have been taking AlgaCal for about 2.5 weeks now – I fell over the weekend and broke the outside bone on by right foot!
    I have bone loss and am doing a bone density test in Sept.
    My question will AlgaCal help my foot heal faster than it would have w/o the AlgaCal and how much quicker? If you know.

    1. Blaire AlgaeCal
      Blaire AlgaeCal

      We’re so sorry to hear about your recent injury, Cris.

      Our human clinical studies focused specifically on bone density increase, and not fracture healing; however, bones are living tissues and the calcium, magnesium, boron, vanadium, vitamins, and minerals in AlgaeCal will help strengthen your bones! You may find this article helpful on other ways to speed up healing.

      Wishing you the best in your recovery ❤️

      – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  7. Saly

    Why just 7 years

    why the increase in bone density lasts just 7 years what happens next can there be a reverse effect after
    thanks for the answer

    1. Blaire AlgaeCal
      Blaire AlgaeCal

      That’s a great question, Saly!

      The seven years referred to is simply the length of the most recently published human clinical study. The AlgaeCal program provided these study members with a measured increase in bone density, year after year, with no negative side effects reported in the blood work of any participant. Rest assured, AlgaeCal will continue to work indefinitely – as long as it takes to get back to a healthy bone density.

      Once you have a DEXA scan which shows healthy bone density, Strontium Boost can be discontinued as AlgaeCal Plus alone will be sufficient for maintenance. Therefore, many people are only taking the Strontium Boost for a year or two before they can discontinue it. For those with severe bone loss, it can take a little longer. High quality, plant-based calcium is a recommendation indefinitely for any adult, and therefore continuing to take AlgaeCal Plus as a protective measure is the best way of ensuring your bones remain healthy. ❤️

      – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

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