Calcium form the Sea may very well be the best support your skeletal system has ever received! This dietary supplement is well suited for most vegetarians since all the mineral elements are plant based seaweeds and algae, or processed from the minerals of the sea.
The Importance of Vitamin D
Recent years have focused the importance of vitamin D, and the staggering deficiencies of vitamin D in most of the world’s populations. For years we thought that vitamin D was only to build strong bones. But today, researchers state that vitamin D is necessary from everything to a properly functioning immune system, cognitive function, cardio health, and proper eyesight. Interestingly, 26 different cancers all show a vitamin D deficiency.*
The liver converts vitamin D to 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and then the kidney converts that to 1,25(OH)D. The body makes these conversions much more efficaciously with cholecalciferol (D3) than with ergocalciferol (D2). While most vegetarians may prefer the plant based ergocalciferol, we had to make a choice, and our choice was to make the best dietary supplement we could and that meant we had to go with cholecalciferol. The reason we state that Calcium from the Sea is suitable for most vegetarians is because most vegetarians choose that for 2 reasons; 1.) They don’t believe in cruelty to animals, and/or 2.) They don’t want to consume animal proteins or fats. There is no mistreatment of animals in the production of cholecalciferol and there is no animal fat or proteins in the product.Calcium from the Sea is great for all vegetarians.
The Importance of Magnesium
For years heart attacks was considered a man’s disease. Heart attacks in men are reduced while heart attacks in women are on the rise. Today, one in three women will suffer a heart attack making it the number #1 killer. Why the sudden change?
We believe a contributing factor is the terrible calcium supplements women are taking, often prescribed by a doctor. In the early 80’s, Dr. Guy E. Abrams, MD; studied various cultures and he found that cultures with exceptionally low heart attack rates and no skeletal disease consumed diets where magnesium always dominated calcium by as much as 8 to 1. In the west, our diets are balanced almost the exact opposite with calcium dominating magnesium 8 to 1. The result; cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer throughout the Western world and degenerative bone disease affects 80% of all women over 65.* Thank you American Dairy Association for giving us the most perfect food; cow’s milk.
In the body, calcium needs magnesium to be absorbed into the bones. Without magnesium, calcium collects on the soft tissue; i.e.; arteries, heart muscle, and causes such things as heart attacks. There are 2 hormones that regulate where calcium goes in the body; calcitonin and parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH draws calcium from the bones and deposits it on soft tissue. Calcitonin increases calcium levels in the bones and keeps it from being deposited in the soft tissues. Magnesium suppresses PTH and stimulates calcitonin, therefore absolutely necessary in avoiding heart attacks and degenerative bone diseases. Calcium from the Sea provides the ideal balance of calcium to magnesium for optimal bone strength and the avoidance of soft tissue calcification.*
For further information and research please click here to read "The Calcium Controversy" by Dr. Guy E. Abraham MD.
The Importance of Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2 is another important nutrient that assures calcium ends up in the bones and not in the soft tissues of the body. Vitamin K belongs to the group of fat soluble vitamins. Vitamin K is an essential co-factor for the functioning of several proteins involved in blood clotting, bone metabolism, and inhibition of calcification of blood vessels. Vitamin K2 does two things. First, it activates a protein in cartilage called Matrix Gla Protein (MGP). This protein is a strong inhibitor of soft tissue calcification. Secondly, it activates osteocalcin, a protein located in bone marrow. This protein stimulates the absorption of calcium into the bone.* Calcium from the Sea is great for all, including vegetarians.
The Importance of Silica
Silica is the most essential non-essential nutrient. It is vital for strong bones, healthy skin and soft tissue. Silica works with all the other dietary components to build strong bones and avoid fractures. Much more detailed information on silica can be found on our SuperSilica Plus.
The Importance of Enzymes
Enzymes are the key to life. Every trillion chemical actions and reactions that take place in the body every day is dependent on an enzyme. In Calcium from the Sea, a special enzyme formula was made that is designed to breakdown plant fiber and release organic minerals into the body.
In analyzing all the information presented for Calcium from the Sea we hope you come to the same conclusion we came to, that this is one great calcium product!