Dynamite. Bulldozers. Dump trucks. Conveyor belts. Limestone rock mined from the earth. Tankers. Vacuum nozzles. Bleaching agents. High heat. Calcified algae sucked from the ocean floor.
And you thought all calcium was created equally?
Consider the Source:
In the world of vitamin and mineral supplementation there exists a certain mystery when it comes to the origins of these vital nutrients. You may think that as long as the label shows 1000mg of calcium—that is all you need to see. Think again.
Buyer Beware! It’s the “dirty little secret” of
calcium supplements. Most manufacturers of calcium supplements don’t
want you to know this secret. Search their labels and surf their
Thankfully, there is an alternative that seeks to both
support human bone health and protect
Pure Plant Calcium:
AlgaeCal (Algas calcareas. sp) is a fascinating organism that grows wild in the warm, tropical waters of South America. The algae naturally assimilates oceanic minerals and trace elements into a “complex.” This living complex is washed onto shore by tidal surges.
Because the algae is live harvested by hand from such a pristine ocean environment, it is very clean. This means no chemical bleaching agents or high heat treatment is required. The algae is rinsed with fresh water and dried in the sun before it is gently milled. This allows for the calcium to be presented as RAW—the ultimate standard for quality in supplementation.
The process is so simple, yet the result is revolutionary—raw, organic, pure plant calcium. And with minimal impact to the oceanic and shoreline ecosystems—AlgaeCal RAW is simply pure and is sustainable as well as best health choice for calcium:
Consider the Science:
For most, certified organic and environmentally sustainable would provide enough reason to make Vitamin Code Raw Calcium or Vitamin Code Grow Bone made with AlgaeCal RAW their calcium of choice. But in case you need more convincing, consider the best-in-class scientific support behind this breakthrough source of one of the most important nutrients in human health.
Dean Neuls, the founder and CEO of AlgaeCal, Inc., has a vision of not only the purest and most environmentally sustainable calcium on the planet, but also one of the most clinically validated as well. He has invested significantly into clinical studies around bone density, osteoblast growth, tolerance and bioavailability, as well as safety studies.
“Investing in science takes time and money. Most in the natural health arena don’t have the patience or vision to make the investment. Our company is dedicated to revolutionizing bone health through topnotch science and clinical studies,” states Mr. Neuls.
And the investment has paid off. The most recent AlgaeCal sponsored study compared the effect of three forms of calcium on the growth of human osteoblast cells—the cells in the body responsible for the synthesis and formation of bone, both in bone formation (early years) and bone remodeling (throughout life).
The research was directed by Gautam Maulik of Harvard Medical School working in conjunction with the University of Connecticut and compared AlgaeCal with calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. The results are soon-to-be published in the esteemed peer-reviewed journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.
Summary of the Research:
In direct head-to-head tests, the scientists compared the effects of AlgaeCal with the two top sellers: calcium carbonate (from rocks) and calcium citrate (rock calcium chemically reacted with acid).
Focused on the proliferation, mineralization and oxidative stress in cultured human osteoblast cells, the in-vitro study results showed that the plant-based calcium, commercially known as AlgaeCal®, increased alkaline phosphatase activity 200 percent more effectively than calcium carbonate and 250 percent better than calcium citrate.
In addition, AlgaeCal outperformed calcium carbonate and calcium citrate by 300 and 400 percent, respectively, on DNA synthesis, which is the ability of these osteoblasts to produce new bone building cells.
In laymen’s terms, the in-vitro test shows AlgaeCal to be dramatically more effective in building the osteoblast cells responsible for building bone than other commonly used calcium sources. AlgaeCal Raw is available in Garden of Life’s Vitamin Code Raw Calcium and in the Vitamin Code Grow Bone kit.
According to Jordan Rubin, Founder and CEO of Garden of Life, “AlgaeCal Raw is the most exciting calcium source I’ve found; not only because it’s well-studied, but also because it’s uniquely sustainable. It may be the most important ingredient of the next decade.”
Vitamin Code Raw Calcium (also contained in the Vitamin Code Grow Bone kit) contains 756 mg of raw, organic whole food, plant calcium from AlgaeCal. It also contains 1,600 IU of raw, vitamin D3 and 100 mcg of vitamin K2, as raw MK-7 from Natto. The Vitamin Code Raw Calcium is gluten free, dairy free; contains no soy allergens, no binders or fillers and contains live probiotics and enzymes.
Regardless of the standard you choose—organic, purity, sustainability, or scientific support—Vitamin Code Raw Calcium made from AlgaeCal RAW, is the smart and sustainable choice for your bone health.
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