Linda S Smith
Linda S. Smith
Kenner, LA
May 11th, 2014

A Bone Density Increase of 10%… Despite Being on Thyroid Medication!

“Approximately 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with osteopenia, thanks to the effects of menopause. At that time, I could not open a jar or anything without wincing in pain. My yearly DEXA scan consistently reflected a decline in bone mass, even though I faithfully took calcium supplements, I exercised, and I tried to follow a pretty good diet. Last year’s DEXA scan revealed osteoporosis of the lower spine a -3, which wasn’t good at all, as well as in my hip. Wanting to find an alternative to pharmaceutical medication, I came across the AlgaeCal website – actually guaranteeing an increase bone density, or double my money back.

When I placed my order I found out that I would not be eligible for getting a refund if my bone mass didn’t increase simply because I was on thyroid medication. Well I’ve been on thyroid [medication] for 20 plus years, but I thought you know what, why not give it a try. I was on all these other supplements for a number of years, calcium supplements, really, when I thought they were best money could buy. But my bone mass continued to decline. So I said why not give AlgaeCal a chance. I didn’t get a refund from other calcium supplements that I purchased, so why not give AlgaeCal a chance. And I am so glad that I did.

I recently had another bone scan, and I am thrilled to say it reflected:

  • An 8.1% increase in my spine
  • A 10% increase in my hip

My doctor was overjoyed. He was amazed, and I just thank God for leading me to the AlgaeCal website. By the way, I have no pain or weakness in my hands, and my nails are stronger than ever, and I look forward to getting even better a result on next year’s DEXA scan. Thank you AlgaeCal!”

*With the help of AlgaeCal, Linda increased her spine by 8.1% and her hip by 10% – all while on a thyroid medication.

While we are unable to guarantee your bone density will improve while on medication, Linda’s experience shows that when you take a natural approach to your health, there’s no limit to what your body can do.

And in Linda’s case, not only did AlgaeCal work, but it did wonders.

AlgaeCal Plus is the world’s only USDA certified organic calcium, has no side effects and is a safe, natural and EFFECTIVE way to get the calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K you need as well as 73 other trace minerals.

When it comes to your health, you deserve the best.

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** Increased bone density results are consistent with 3 published studies. Typical bone density increases ranged from 1-4% within 6 months to one year. See studies here. Individual results may vary.
Cindy Casey
Cindy Casey
Mariposa, CA
December 9th, 2015

The Lifestyle of 40-Year-Old Vegetarian, Cindy, Will Amaze You – Yet She Still Got Osteoporosis

My background:

  • I’ve been a vegetarian for 40 years and stopped eating refined sugar and flour at that time.
  •  I exercise and am outside a LOT.
  • I meditate and am retired so have a low stress level.

Even so, after I turned 60 health issues appeared.  First was osteoarthritis in my hands.  After much searching and trial I have found a great product that works wonderfully.  It is called CM Response.  Cetyl-M is a main ingredient.  I learned of Cetyl-M from a top notch equine hospital and saw it work on horses.  CM Response is the human product.  It took a couple bottles before it started to really work but work it did.  After a couple years my dosage is now 3/day but I believe I started with 6.  My hands are still lumpy and fingers crooked but there is zero pain.

The next year the osteoporosis issue popped up.  I was very surprised by this because I have always been very healthy. About 10 years earlier I had a drugstore test where they check your heel and I was above average at that point. Well 10 years had made a difference and part of what happened in that 10 years a friend of mine had melanoma and I started using a lot of sunscreen and sunblock clothing. I think I had a problem with not getting enough vitamin D.

Anyways in September 2012, I had osteoporosis in both hips and in my spine. The spine being the worst. It was minus -3.1. So I was in a panic as most of us do and did a lot of research and didn’t like what I read. As far as medications are concerned and the side effects. I went on forums where people were really having those side effects happen. I’ve been a vegetarian since 1975 and I don’t eat sugar and medications don’t really suit my temperament. So I decided to see what else was out there and found AlgaeCal.

Well, I’ve tried it for a year and just went back for my follow up DEXA scan with very good results. My left hip has improved 3.9%, right hip 6.4% and best of all spine 7.5%. So I’m very happy. I don’t have osteoporosis in either hip anymore. It is now osteopenia and I’m borderline on spine. So maybe next year this time, I won’t have osteoporosis at all. So this had made me very happy.

I also tried to keep my diet on the alkaline side and and bought a 10 lb vest to wear when walking.  However, I believe the AlgaeCal is what has made the big differences.  Both hips are now osteopenia and I hope this year the spine will be too.  It was borderline last year thanks to AlgaeCal.

Last year my latest challenge was being diagnosed pre-diabetic.  I am skinny, have low cholesterol, low BP and I exercise.  But I do have family history.  After tons of research and adjusting my diet, which was already very good, I started trying various supplements to help.

I was losing weight due to restricting carbs and being vegetarian (1 piece of whole grain pizza instead of 3, no potatoes, etc) and was hungry all the time.  I have found the magic supplement.  It is called berberine.  The product I am using is called Glyco-X 500 and is sold on Amazon.  The 500 stands for mg and I have now ordered a 250 mg bottle as there are times my sugar is dropping lower than I’d like.

I have learned what foods I can eat a lot of, learned that you can exercise to drop the sugar 40 points in about 10 minutes and many other helpful things.  But the berberine has changed my life.  I’m back to 3 pieces of pizza.  And the other day I actually had 1/2 a twice baked potato with sugar only going to 111 afterward.  I am now taking 500 mg/day (starting is 1500) and I might be able to go lower.

Some people have gastrointestinal issues with berberine but I have had no side effects.  I will never be eating chocolate cake and pastries but I don’t want to.  I make homemade honey vanilla ice cream and that works.  One other resource that is useful is a snack bar called The Simply Bar.  I get the cinnamon/pecan and because it is made with puffed soy instead of rice the glycemic index on it is low.  The ingredients are basic too.

My two cents to others is if you are leaning toward a natural approach to a health issue don’t let a doctor scare you into something you don’t really want to do, like [medications].  Try the natural approach first and see if you can’t be healed in that way first.

I hope this helps other people.  Sorry this is so long but I have a lot to say on this subject.

*You can see that Cindy has given her health a lot of thought which is what prompted us to give her a call after she sent her story in.

On the call she told us that in addition to the points above she rides her horse 6 times a week and tries to walk 2 miles 5 times a week.  She also mentioned that she consumes dairy, eggs, beans, grains, tofu and soy. She doesn’t keep track of what she eats daily but she’s been eating more eggs and dairy this year and her cholesterol has actually gone down 9 points.

She also mentioned that the DEXA scans she had in 2013 were from the same machine and same technician so her bone density increase is accurate.

Sometimes it helps to hear from others experiencing the same things so hopefully this story served as a positive reminder that you can in fact overcome osteoporosis and other health issues, naturally.

Yes, it’s challenging, and yes, there is a lot to learn and do. But the message is clear: just like Cindy, you can tackle one thing at a time, and there are natural solutions out there you can count on.

2015 Update:

Good morning. My name is Cindy Casey and I live in Mariposa, California, and I wanted to share with you how I’m doing with the AlgaeCal products. I made a video after I’d been on them one year because I had good results, and now I’ve been on them three years and, again, I’m having real good results.

So my last DEXA scan, which was recently, showed that I don’t have any readings in osteoporosis at this time. They’re all osteopenia, which is really great. So I’ll give you my readings.

  • My left hip was, three years ago, -2.6, now it is -2.2. That’s a 7.4% improvement.
  • Right hip was -2.7, it’s now -2.4. That’s a 4.5% improvement.
  • And spine, which did the best, was -3.1, now is -2.2. That’s a 14.5% improvement.

So I’m real happy with this and I wanted to share that with other people who are considering these supplements. I also wanted to mention that I do wear a weighted vest when I walk, not in the summer so much because it’s rather hot in the summer, but other times of year. Because I’m a small person and that probably has some benefit.

And the last thing I wanted to mention is that my doctor wrote a prescription for Strontium, and I found out that I can use that with my husband’s flex plan. And what they told me is that I can use it one time. If it’s ongoing, I need to get a letter of medical necessity, and I’m sure she’ll write that. So that’s a way to save a little bit of money if you happen to have a flex plan.

So again, I wanted to say I recommend this product, and I hope it will work as well for you as it has for me. Thanks.

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** Increased bone density results are consistent with 3 published studies. Typical bone density increases ranged from 1-4% within 6 months to one year. See studies here. Individual results may vary.
Jacqueline Smith
Jacqueline Smith
Cape Coral, Florida
November 5th, 2015

Jacqueline Tried Many Osteoporosis Treatments Before Finding AlgaeCal

Hi, my name is Jacqueline Smith. I’m from Cape Coral, Florida, and I’m coming onto my 78th birthday.

I have had bone density issues for 20 years now, and I have tried a variety of things from the usual medications that the doctors give you that caused me to be ill.

And also, I’ve had a little bit of success with a dynamic motion machine that I’ve used for quite some time now and continue to use it.

Two years ago, I saw AlgaeCal being talked about on television. And the results sounded really good, and I felt that I wanted to try it. I would have liked to have had a DEXA within a year of taking AlgaeCal, but my insurance claim wouldn’t allow that. And I just did get it after two years using AlgaeCal, and I’m really happy to report that there are some positive results here.

As it’s been in the 20 years until I used Juven, it was on a downhill slide. So then gradually, it got a little better, but it was so slow. And this actually in two years has had a better gain than I’ve shown in all of the 20 years.

So I just wanted to report the findings on this. My femoral neck went from 3.6 to 3.1. That’s a minus, by the way, unfortunately. And the lumbar spine really worked out really good, because I had minus 2.4, and it went to minus 1.5. These are really much lower than I was 20 years ago too, but there’s no sense getting into those numbers. You’re mostly interested in since I’ve taken the AlgaeCal.

The left hip did not turn out quite as positive. Actually, there was a loss in it for the first time in a long time. And it went from minus 2.0 to minus 2.7. I’m not really sure why, and I’m gonna question this, talk to the doctor about it. But I just really felt that it was time to give a testimonial, since I’m excited on the gains, and I think people need to know this from real people, not the people they see on television who are, you know, they’re kind of pushing the product. So that’s my take on it. It was good for me, AlgaeCal, and it’s good for AlgaeCal as to these results that I got. And it’s good for everybody who uses it, I think, who has bone issues.

So thank you for allowing me to give this testimonial, because I hope it will be helpful. And thank you again. And AlgaeCal all the way for me. Thank you.

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** Increased bone density results are consistent with 3 published studies. Typical bone density increases ranged from 1-4% within 6 months to one year. See studies here. Individual results may vary.
Sandy Ham
Sandy Ham
Augusta, Georgia
October 4th, 2014

“I Already Had My Genes Working Against Me. I Was Determined Not To Be a Statistic.”

My name is Sandy Ham and I have an AlgaeCal success story to tell.

My mother had severe osteoporosis in her 40’s and currently both of my older sisters have it. Since I already had my genes working against me, I was determined not to be a statistic and in my mid-20s I made significant health changes:

  • I became a vegetarian
  • began taking calcium supplements
  • and exercising

Well unfortunately my first DEXA scan at the age of 50 revealed that I already had osteopenia so I was even more determined to prevent further bone loss. I began seeing some holistic health professionals and after 3 years, my bone density continued to decrease.

In July of 2013, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto Disease. I consulted a holistic professional but eventually it was determined that I needed to begin taking thyroid medication, T4 The medication significantly improved my symptoms but I was concerned about how it might affect my bone density.

I had a DEXA scan in February 2014, a little over a year since my last one, and unfortunately it now revealed that I had osteoporosis in my right femur and spine with significant osteoporosis in my left femur, a decrease in my T-score from -2.0 to a -4.0. I was familiar with the Algaecal program from their website but was hesitant to try it because of the cost. However, after trying so many other options, and not wanting to go on medication, I figured what have I got to lose except about $300 if it didn’t work, but I could gain back my bone health if it did work. So I decided to take the risk and ordered my first 6 month supply.

I began taking Algaecal Plus and Strontium Boost in February of 2014 and had a DEXA scan in August of 2014. My scan revealed that I no longer had osteoporosis in my femurs and was only border line in my spine, with the most significant change being in my left femur which had gone from a T-score of -4.0 to -2.2 in just 6 months on the Algaecal Program!!! And this happened during the same time that I was also taking thyroid medication!!! I am such a believer in the Algaecal Program and I plan to stay on it for the rest of my life!

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** Increased bone density results are consistent with 3 published studies. Typical bone density increases ranged from 1-4% within 6 months to one year. See studies here. Individual results may vary.
Bill Mesusan
Bill Mesusan
Tucson, Arizona
June 1st, 2014

Bill Increased His Bone Density In Just 6 Months! Even His Dr. Was Surprised

What attracted me to AlgaeCal is it’s organic and plant-based. So I decided I’d try it- the 6 month program with the Strontium Boost to see if I could improve my bone density.

After 6 months I had another DEXA scan done and the results were very interesting again. This time I had significant improvement in all my T scores!

What was most important to me was my left hip that went from a -1.70 to a -1.60. That was an increase in bone density of 2.6% which is very significant. It took me out of the range of osteoporosis and into what is considered just mild bone loss.

The technician who was giving the DEXA scan for a second time was also very interested also because she had been taking a calcium supplement with the Strontium Boost, a different product and she told me “I’ve never seen anybody improve their bone density in 6 months or less. She said “I’m going to be looking forward to seeing your results in the morning”. I think she was also probably pleasantly surprised.

The reason I’m sharing my experience with you is that I hope, if you suffer from bone loss, like myself, it’ll help you make a more informed decision and perhaps take a more natural approach to a challenge that appears to a part of the natural aging process. Thank you.

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** Increased bone density results are consistent with 3 published studies. Typical bone density increases ranged from 1-4% within 6 months to one year. See studies here. Individual results may vary.
lara pizzorno
Lara Pizzorno
Seattle, Washington
November 30th, 2015

Why Best-Selling Author & Medical Writer Chooses Natural Osteoporosis Treatment

Hi my name is Lara Pizzorno and I wanted to do a testimonial for AlgaeCal because it’s been such a big help to me.

I discovered AlgaeCal because I’m a medical writer and editor of a medical journal and I recently wrote a book on bone health called ‘Love Your Bones’, so I’m constantly looking at the research on bone health and I came across a number of studies that got me interested in AlgaeCal.

I saw 2 laboratory, in vitro, cell cultures studies in which AlgaeCal significantly outperformed the other forms of calcium: calcium carbonate and calcium citrate in bone cells; in osteoblasts.

And then I saw several new studies in which AlgaeCal was very effective in building bone. And so I contacted them and ended up going on AlgaeCal myself. I was real impressed with the research I read, so I started taking AlgaeCal.

Let’s see- it was the summer of 2011. And when I had my next DXA run, my bone density had gone up hugely. My T scores in my spine went from a -1.9 T score to -1.5. Actually it was -1.7 to -1.5 and my femur went from -1.9 to -1.5.

So it was a really huge positive change. And I had been doing everything right for my bones- I know a lot about bone health. And I had been doing all the other things that I know about eating properly; taking all the nutrients and getting lots of weight bearing exercise- and the only thing I changed in my bone building regimen was switching to AlgaeCal as my source of calcium. So I’m sure it’s made a big difference in me.

So after I finished doing this I was thinking about why this form of calcium was so effective for me; why was it doing so much better of a job on the osteoblast cells in the studies, and the women who were using it in the clinical trials? And what I believe is going on is AlgaeCal is not just calcium. It is calcium in the matrix of all the other trace minerals that the sea algae uses to form itself. And the interaction amongst the nutrients is synergistic. And I think there may be trace minerals in AlgaeCal that were missing from my diet- and are probably missing in a lot of peoples’ diets that are in just the right proportions to be effective.

I know it’s been a huge help to me and I will continue to be using it.

I’d also like to add that I had been writing some blogs for AlgaeCal about the scientific research and I’m not doing that anymore- so I’m definitely not being paid to provide this testimonial for AlgaeCal.
I want you to know I’m doing it because I think the product is effective and I hope you’ll give it a try.

2015 Update:

Hello, my name’s Lara Pizzorno. I’m the author of “Your Bones” and I’m here to share some information with you that I hope will help you and will encourage you to have healthier bones.

As I mentioned in the last video, I just had my latest DXA run last week. And I have to tell you I was nervous about it because of all that has happened to me since my last DXA was run in 2012 and I haven’t had one done since then.

In August of 2012, my smart car was rear-ended by a person who gunned it to get through a red light as it was changing and my little car was totally destroyed. I was hit so hard that I was thrown under the car in front of me and both the front and back ends were completely crushed. Besides lots of bruising, I broke a tooth, over the next year I had several jaw infections, I lost the tooth, I had to have a dental implant.

In over the next eight months, my back began to hurt and it began to hurt more and more. What was happening, which we didn’t understand yet, was that I was developing a fluid-filled cyst between two of my lumbar vertebrae and until we figured that out, which took more than a year, the pain kept getting worse and worse because the cyst was growing and pressing on nerves coming from my spine.

Finally, when I could no longer sit, or stand, or sleep because of the pain, my doctor referred me to an orthopedic specialist who ran an MRI. In a week later, this was in February of 2014, I had back surgery to remove the cyst and I began to heal. But, I had also suffered damage to my left elbow and my abdominal wall. So, eleven months after the back surgery, just this past January, I underwent more surgery to repair my arm and my abdominal wall.And then four days after that surgery, I caught the flu and I was really sick for more than two weeks.

Ten weeks after all of this, just this past week, I had my most recent DXA run and as I said, I was nervous about it because chronic inflammation triggers the activation of the specialized cells that remove bone; our osteoclasts. So, chronic inflammation promotes bone loss and let me tell you, I’ve had a lot of chronic inflammation these past couple of years.

As I’ve said before, I’m also at genetically very high risk for osteoporosis in great part because I have a vitamin D receptor polymorphism, that I inherited from my family that makes it very hard for me to absorb vitamin D.

Plus, I also have other, vitamin, what they’re called SNPs, single nucleotide polymorphisms. They’re genetic polymorphisms that increase my risk for bone loss. I have a parathyroid hormone polymorphism that translates to my having an overactive parathyroid. So, I’m more likely to produce too much parathyroid hormone and parathyroid hormone in excess promotes bone loss when it is chronically elevated. I have a polymorphism in my body’s production of immune cells. So, I tend to have a stronger and a longer lasting inflammatory response than most people, and thus I have a tendency to be chronically inflamed.

I knew that I was doing everything that I knew how to do to make up for this. I was eating the bone-building diet I talk about in “Your Bones.” I was getting extra weight-bearing exercise as often as I could and I was being very good about taking my Algaecal Plus and the extra vitamin D and extra vitamin K2 that I personally need because of my faulty genetics. But I didn’t know if it would be enough.

I was quite worried, but, in short, yes, my DXA results were just wonderful.

I am now well within the completely normal range. I am not even the tiniest bit osteopenic.

And given all that’s happened to me since my prior DXA, that’s just amazing. As you know, a T-score between 1, +1.0 and -1.0 is what is considered normal or healthy. Well, my T-score is now -0.2 which is well within the healthy range and a huge improvement despite all of the above from what it was in 2012. My Z-score is also better than healthy normal which is 0.

  • Mine is 0.6 and my overall age match score is better than perfect. Perfect is 100% and I’m now clocking in at 106%.
  • Plus, since 2012, my body fat dropped 3.4% from 26.5% to 23.1%.

I haven’t changed my already healthy diet, I just made a real effort to consume calcium-rich foods along with AlgaeCal Plus to make sure that I’m getting at least 1200 milligrams of calcium every day.

And if you saw the videos in which I explain that AlgaeCal Plus is not just calcium, but contains four different kinds of plant dried calcium plus at least 70 trace minerals that the sea algae use to build its bony structure. Plus vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 and magnesium and vitamin C and boron and if you’ve turned in for any of the videos on other really great things that boron does for our bones, you understand that it really takes a nutrient village to build healthy bones.

A whole team of nutrients that Algaecal Plus supplies for us.

So, that’s my story. Today, despite my unhappy genetics, despite car accidents, and surgeries and living in Seattle where the rain festival runs from September through August, I am the proud possessor of strong, healthy bones.

And my goal in this life is to end osteoporosis. I know it can be done, both from the science and from my personal experience.

I hope you will join together with me, because I know we can do it. And if I can beat osteoporosis, truly, so can you.

Thanks for tuning in and I hope this information was helpful to you.

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