AlgaeCal Plus Overview
AlgaeCal marine algae supplies a full spectrum of calcium, magnesium, and over 70 trace minerals. Full clinical doses of vitamin D3, vitamin K2, boron, and additional magnesium have been added to the algae powder to make AlgaeCal Plus the key piece of your bone building arsenal.
AlgaeCal wild-harvested, plant-sourced calcium is derived from a South American marine algae called algas calcareas. The entire kiwi-fruit size algae ball is hand harvested, sun dried, then milled into a powder. There is no extraction process or additives used – just pure whole food.
Pre-Digested Calcium is Body-friendly
The AlgaeCal plant draws calcium and 70 other minerals from sea water and pre-digests it for you much like a carrot or potato root breaks down the in-edible rock minerals in soil converting them into a useable form your body recognizes as food. Most traditional calcium supplements are made from pulverized limestone or marble.
AlgaeCal plant-digested calcium is so body-friendly that 97% of AlgaeCal’s calcium goes into solution in 30 minutes using USP standard tests simulating stomach conditions – proving it is very bio-accessible.
Algas Calcareas is Certified Organic and Kosher
Organic certification attests to both the purity, and to the sustainability of this algae. A third party organization called IBD Certificacoes has certified that the harvest area is free of pollutants and that the harvest levels are allowing this resource to regenerate. IBD is held responsible by the USDA and IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) ensuring that AlgaeCal is the highest quality, wild-harvested ingredient. See Organic Certification for Algas Calcareas.
Algas Calcareas is kosher certified through Natural Food Certifiers. See Kosher Certification.
Minerals are the Key
Did you know that clinical studies demonstrate trace minerals are important for bone growth in addition to calcium and magnesium? Patent pending AlgaeCal is more than a plant-source, whole-food calcium supplement. AlgaeCal also contains high levels of natural magnesium, plus more than 70 trace minerals, and phyto-nutrients. You get a full spectrum of minerals and plant nutrients working for you instead of one or two elements like most calcium supplements provide.
The “Plus” in AlgaeCal Plus
Added to the calcium and mineral algae foundation are key bone building vitamins D3 and K2 in full clinically supported doses. These two fat soluble vitamins work synergistically to support calcium absorption and distribution to your bones.
Also, as magnesium is usually deficient in the Western diet, and as we have increased need for it in presence of stress, additional magnesium has been added to the naturally occurring algae magnesium.
Several studies show Boron playing a role in bone health at 3 mg per day so this important mineral has also been topped up in the AlgaeCal Plus formula.
With vitamin D3, vitamin K2, additional magnesium and boron added to the algae superfood foundation makes AlgaeCal Plus the most complete calcium supplement on the planet.
Strontium Boost Overview
Strontium Boost is composed of strontium citrate. The earth element strontium (naturally found in small amounts in your food) is combined with citrate (common in fruit) to bond the two into strontium citrate. Strontium Boost taken together with AlgaeCal Plus is guaranteed to increase your bone density in six months.
Strontium, a similar mineral to calcium in many respects, is naturally found in your bones. Strontium is naturally present in trace amounts with around 100 micrograms in every gram of your bone, and one Finnish study estimated you eat about 2 mg per day in your daily diet.
Various forms of strontium have been tested on bone strength since the 1950`s with positive bone building effect, so strontium citrate was added to AlgaeCal in some of the clinical research groups with excellent additive results. Depending on formulation, study participants increased bone density by 3 to 4%.
Research shows that strontium may overstate DXA scan bone results anywhere from 8.5%- 11.2%, maximum. However, the positive results in the strontium studies (including AlgaeCal studies) are still outright increases in bone density in older adults who should be losing bone. To put it in perspective, if you gained a modest 1% after taking strontium and you reduce that score by 10%, you still gained .9% of bone density.
Strontium drug studies have also shown reduced fracture risk independent of bone density readings. In other words, while strontium may affect your DXA results some, the important thing is that it improves your bones’ quality and lowers risk of fractures. And that’s the goal, isn’t it – healthier bones that are more resistant to fracture!