Calcium exists in greater quantities than any other mineral in the human body. 99% of bodily calcium is located in the bones and teeth, where it provides structural stability and strength. Additionally, calcium plays a role in various cellular processes, including energy production, blood clotting, signal transmission between nerve cells, and excitation of muscles and nerves.
Plant-Based Calcium Carbonate with High Bioavailability
The calcium carbonate found in calcified lithothamnium red algae has an organic structure that is fundamentally different from inorganic calcium carbonate sources such as limestone. In contrast to limestone, algal calcium is finely porous, which increases its surface area and the solubility and bioavailability of the calcium carbonate. It has been shown that algal calcium can therefore be better absorbed by the body, at rates of up to 200% of those of inorganic calcium.
Mineral Complex with 63+ Minerals and Trace Elements
In addition to highly bioavailable calcium, lithothamnium red algae also contains a range of mineral and trace elements absorbed from sea water. Magnesium, iodine, and iron are among the minerals naturally occurring in the largest quantities, and are necessary for numerous enzymatic functions. As a result, Calcified Atlantic Seaweed® is a multimineral complex with benefits that exceed those of isolated calcium supplements such as calcium citrate.
Health Benefits of Calcium According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
- Contributes to normal blood clotting
- Contributes to normal energy metabolism
- Contributes to normal muscle function
- Contributes to normal neurotransmission
- Contributes to normal function of digestive enzymes
- Plays a role in cell division and specialisation
- Is needed for the maintenance of bones
- Is needed for the maintenance of teeth
- Helps reduce the risk of bone mineral density decline in postmenopausal women (low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic fractures)
- Is needed for normal growth and bone development in children