What is marine calcium?
Marine calcium is a plant-based calcium derived from red ocean algae. Typically found marine areas such as reefs or attached to other algae. Unlike traditional rock calcium often used in supplements today which are made of inorganic compounds such as limestone, marine calcium is naturally sourced from Lithothamnion (calcareous marine algae), making it highly bioactive and easily absorbed.
Marine calcium helps to stop annual bone loss as well as build new bone, whereas although traditional calcium carbonate and calcium citrate have been shown to reduce bone loss to 0.5% from an average of 1% annually, it cannot build new bone.
Supports bone health
Bones and teeth contain around 99% of all the calcium in the human body. It is essential for the development, growth and maintenance of bone. It is particularly important for women to maintain good amounts of calcium in their bodies as after menopause women lose bone mass due to a decline in oestrogen. Studies suggest that postmenopausal women that take calcium supplements may see a reduction in bone loss by 1-2%. Women with low calcium intakes seemed to see the greatest effects of the supplements.
Calcium is released when a nerve stimulates a muscle, which helps the proteins in muscle carry out the work of contraction. This includes maintaining the function of the heart muscle, it relaxes the smooth muscle that surrounds the blood vessels and a number of studies have shown a possible link between consuming a high amount of calcium and lower blood pressure. Calcium is also key for normal blood clotting, a complex process that involves a range of chemicals as well as calcium.
We suggest taking 500mg to 2000mg of our Marine Calcium Powder per day, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.