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The calcium in Super Natural Calcium is supplied by hydrilla verticillata, a rooted, freshwater plant that contains 15% elemental calcium on a dry weight basis, and by calecareous algae from the ocean, lithothamnium sp. Both ingredients provide calcium (Ca) as it is found in nature, bound to carbohydrates, proteins and polyphenols in natural molecular complexes. Calcium in this form is more compatible with human digestion and metabolism than mineral compounds synthesized in the laboratory, e.g. calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, calcium malate, calcium gluconate, etc. The body’s digestion and metabolism recognize calcium-containing molecular structures delivered by food as a result of adaptation to our food supply over millions of years.

Familiarity yields greater bioavailability. Although digestive and absorptive capabilities vary widely among individuals, especially in regard to calcium, plant based calcium can be expected, in general, to be approximately twice as bioavailable as commercial forms of calcium. Calcium carbonate, however, remains a special case. Calcium carbonate, whether synthesized (as in TUMS®) or from eggshell, coral, oyster shell or other source, is renowned for poor bioavailability in all but the youngest and most healthy members of the human population. By age 50, absorption of Ca from calcium carbonate shrinks to nil for most individuals.

Super Natural Calcium is available in both powder and tablet forms, Super Natural Calcium powder’s nutrient density and great Chai crème spice flavor make it a dietary supplement of value to everyone – especially vegans and other vegetarians. Try it in your smoothie or homemade vegetable juices as a way of naturally increasing dietary calcium.

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