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Mineral of the Week: Coral Calcium

Filed Under: Vitamins and Minerals at 5:54 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak
CoralCalcium is a very important essential mineral in the human body.

The most abundant mineral in our system is needed to form bones and teeth, but also required for blood clotting, transmission of signals in nerve cells, and muscle contraction.

People are always wondering one thing about calcium: which form is best?

Several forms are good enough to be taken as a supplement but studies have reported that one type may be better absorbed than ordinary calcium carbonate: coral calcium.

Coral calcium is a salt of calcium derived from fossilized coral reefs, containing alkaline minerals as well as other essential trace minerals helpful to the human body.

Most of the coral calcium supplements come from the crystal clear waters of Okinawa, Japan, without causing significant damage to the ecosystem, since it is harvested from fossilized (dead) coral and is not harmful to living coral.

Calcium from coral sources need to be refined to remove pollutants of the source environment. It’s important to purchase it from top quality companies, preventing potential impure ingredients.

Coral calcium is composed primarily of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), with small amounts of magnesium and other trace minerals. Calcium carbonate from coral is similar to calcium carbonate from other sources, but some studies claim it is a vastly superior form of the mineral.

Check out coral calcium if you are looking for a different type of calcium for better absorption and faster results.

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2 Responses to “Mineral of the Week: Coral Calcium”

  1. denise says:

    When you buy a multi vitamin-minerals, do they use Calcium carbonate in the ingredients or do you need to purchase that separetly to get the quality product you are looking for.

  2. Duropan says:

    thanks! just what I was looking for 🙂

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