Coral Calcium is unusual. It scores high in the category of "Chemistry and numbers don't account for results." What do we mean?
We know that it is comprised of calcium and magnesium carbonates plus dozens of sea-borne trace elements assembled in a unique way by the life processes of living coral plants. We know that tiny grains of it seem to catalytically alkalize the water it contacts. It seems to do more when we drink the water in which it has been submerged than when we are ingesting it directly. Having it present in the Superfood smoothies brings benefits that go far beyond the expected chemistry. What is not fully understood is why people who have access to even minuscule amounts of it, dissolved into their drinking water, seem to live longer, calmer, happier and healthier lives. They claim that all sorts of aches, pains and complaints alleviate or disappear. They soon look younger, and they say they feel younger too. Calcium from other sources, even in far greater amounts, just can't approach these amazing all-systems benefits.
Why Coral Minerals?
When coral calcium from Okinawa and surrounding domains in Japan is used as a food supplement, it touches many lives in a highly positive manner. Okinawans have the best health and longest lives in the world. Some people may dismiss this phenomenon as a chance observation, there are new scientific basis for the use of coral calcium for health. One key constituent of coral calcium is readily absorbable calcium and magnesium, but other factors within coral, including its highly balanced mineral content and the occurrence of byproducts or the activity of certain microorganisms, may account for observed benefits.
Why Vitamins and Trace Minerals?
Several minerals and vitamins play a major role in metabolic processes that product and the matrix of bone and cartilage. Benefit is apparent in bone integrity when trace minerals such as manganese and zinc are added to calcium supplementation of the diet. Vitamin D has unequivocal importance in bone health and levels of 25 hydroxy-vitamin D fall with age.
Different Types of Coral Calcium
The first type of coral is fossilized calcium that has been deposited on the landmass, or washed up on to beaches. The second type is taken directly from the seabed. It is marine bed coral. This seabed coral is the coral that has dropped from the reef or is processed by reef inhabitants. Marine coral is closer in composition to the living forms of corals, because many mineral and organic elements are retained, in comparison to fossilized, land based coral. Marine coral contains more magnesium, and the balance of calcium (24%) to magnesium (12%) content of this second type of marine coral is close to 2:1. This 2:1 ratio is the ideal ratio for calcium and magnesium intake in the human diet.
Marine coral is to be strongly preferred as a health giving supplement over fossilized coral. This superiority is due to its retained, ideal, ionic balance of calcium and magnesium in a 2:1 ratio, and the fact that a host of other nutrients were also washed out of fossilized coral during weathering processes. Some commercial types of coral calcium are less than 10% coral calcium? This practice has emerged in the manufacture of some types of coral calcium capsules. We provide you with pure Marine Grade Okinawa Coral Calcium. Some people have not been honest about the production processes for coral calcium, largely as a consequence of their desire to maximize economic opportunities. These people are usually using the inexpensive, low grade coral calcium.
Benefits of Calcium
Calcium is required for almost every major body function
- Better Bones
- Lesser Bone Loss
- Lower counts of Colon Cancer
- Lower counts of Hypertension
- Lower counts of Pre-eclampsia of Pregnancy
- Improved Cardiovascular status
- Healthier Teeth
- Stronger Connective Tissue
- Better nutrient transport
- Normal DNA function
- Essential for nerve impulse conduction
- Required for skeletal muscle contraction
- Essential for cell division, immune function, enzyme activity and hormone production
How Does Coral Calcium Work?
Chemical analyses of many types of coral calcium show that it contains up to 74 different elements derived from the earth's crust and elaborated originally by live coral polyps from sea water. If one examines the mineral content of the human body, one finds that all minerals that occur in nature are present to variable degrees. Calcium is a dominant element in the body of many living organisms, but it is not the only important nutrient mineral. Evidence has emerged that our immediate environment may be considered to be "depleted" of minerals and certain key minerals.
What Calcium Does
Mention calcium and everyone thinks immediately of healthy bones and teeth. While skeletal health is absolutely dependent on calcium in the diet, thousands of scientific publications point to the role of calcium in many fundamental body functions that sustain life. The element calcium has chemical actions that are powerful, flexible and life sustaining to the degree that it rightfully claims the title "The King of Bio-elements".
Osteoporosis and Arthritis Go Hand in Hand
Osteoporosis and Arthritis are major public health concerns that remain difficult to treat. Osteoporosis is a disease of bone that is characterized by a diminution in bone tissue mass per unit volume. This bone thinning results in weakness of the skeleton and a predisposition to bone fractures. Osteoarthritis is primarily a disease affecting hyaline cartilage and adjacent bones. In more advanced cases of osteoarthritis the tissue in and around the joints becomes hypertrophic. Osteoarthritis seems to occur invariably with advancing age.
Importance of Vitamin D
The biochemistry of Vitamin D is very complex. Calcium works together with Vitamin D (especially Vitamin D3) and neither nutrient can be effective without each other. A substantial proportion of calcium absorption into the body is under the control of vitamin D3. This vitamin exerts major influences on the handling of calcium by the body. When levels of Vitamin D fall in the body, the blood levels of calcium will tend to fall and calcium cannot be laid down in bone. Vitamin D is synthesized in the body as a consequence of exposure to sunshine (an ultimate "nutrient"). Deficiency of vitamin D will cause bone to lose calcium because as blood levels of calcium fall then calcium is taken from the "calcium bank" in bones.
Importance of Sunlight
Vitamin D is synthesized in the body as a consequence of exposure to sunshine. A lack of exposure to sunshine made the disease of rockets a particular problem in several groups of people (e.g. coal miners, housebound elderly). Vitamin D is active in its D3 form which is synthesized in the skin as a consequence of sunlight. Sunlight is important for healthy Vitamin D synthesis, but on the other hand, modern science has clearly defined the health risks of overexposure to the sun. Healthy sun exposure should be controlled exposure and this casual type of exposure will meet most of the body's Vitamin D requirement, in most climates, in most people.
Which Coral Calcium Do We Use?
100% Derived from Non-Living Marine Bed Coral with extraction supervised by Regulatory Agencies for the Protection of Okinawa's Coral Reefs
All Natural Calcium and Magnesium Carbonate
Your body needs so much calcium for its many different functions that it is incredibly difficult to take in enough calcium through diet alone. Taking calcium alone is not enough. When calcium falls below its desired levels, it is essential that magnesium accompanies the calcium for absorption. Without the magnesium, the calcium cannot enter the epithelial cells of the intestinal tract. The absorption mechanisms that follow are complex, and completely dependent on the presence of magnesium and vitamin D3.
Coral Calcium offers exactly what is needed - 2 to 1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. Which Coral Calcium to choose? Marine Bio of Japan, our exclusive Coral Calcium supplier, discovered the benefits of Coral Calcium four decades ago. When Marine Bio was invited in 1993 by the Okinawa Prefectural Government to open offices in their city, it was known that the company would have to work under the strictest harvesting guidelines. Marine Bio have joined forces with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and the Coral Defense League to actively enforce the protection of the Okinawan coral reefs.
The non-living coral sand is collected at a depth greater than 60 meters and further than 1000 meters from the shore. Living coral can survive up to 30 meters deep and so the collection process leaves the living coral unharmed. Through years of research, they found that harvesting the non-living coral sand found on the floor of the seas surrounding the coral reefs off of Okinawa, provided the purest and most beneficial Coral Calcium available. It is only this coral that provides what Mother Nature intended, a 2 to 1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. An abundance of other trace and macro-minerals are naturally present in the coral. Due to the advances in the harvesting and processing methods, these essential minerals can be found in our Coral Calcium.