Three groups of post-menopausal women each took different AlgaeCal formulations with all groups increasing bone density at one year. The smallest average increase among the 3 groups was 1.3% – an extraordinary result since traditional calcium supplements do not increase bone density.
This comparative effectiveness study measured bone density via DEXA scan at baseline and then again at 6 months and one year. AlgaeCal’s results were compared to published data on traditional calcium supplements BMD scores. Post menopausal women are expected to lose approximately 1% of bone density per year with traditional calcium supplements only slowing that rate of loss slightly.