Our Coral Calcium comes from the Sango Reefs around Okinawa, Japan. We do not disturb the delicate reef environment but instead only harvest coral that has broken off from the natural action of the tides and waves. These granules are then carefully mined, pulverized and processed into capsules.
The Sango Coral Reefs are unique and aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Of the 2,500 species of coral, Sango Reef coral is the only coral with unique life-giving benefits. Scientific analysis of this particular coral has shown that it is composed of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, essential marine trace minerals and many other microscopic elements essential to human life. Sango Reef coral contains the perfect biological 2:1 calcium/magnesium ratio in its natural state. The composition of the Sango Reef Coral is identical to that of the human skeleton and is widely used for bone grafts throughout the world.
The Coral Calcium story began when a journalist with the Guinness Book of Records was dispatched to interview a man named Shigechiyo Izumi who lived on a small island off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. Guinness was looking to verify and document that Mr. Izumi was the world’s oldest living human at age 115. During the interview, the journalist noticed that most of the islanders enjoyed the same good health as Mr. Izumi and that these islanders seldom died before age 95. Mr. Izumi submitted to a full medical check-up and at 115, doctors were amazed to find that he was still a very healthy man. This prompted a team of researchers to try to determine what was keeping these people in such incredible health. They found the water the islanders drank was different from water found anywhere else in the world. These islands were built up from coral reefs and when rain falls, it percolates coral deposits and picks up minerals and other elements that make it truly unique. This water contained many essential minerals that are chemically similar to the elements found in the human skeleton, body fluids and blood. It was also very alkaline, with a pH of 8.6. Scientists concluded that maintaining an alkaline pH appears to be essential for life, health and vitality.
Coral Calcium has a natural pH range of 10 –11 and has an alkalizing effect on the body, which can be of great support to those who need to offset acidity levels. The pH range is from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline, anything below 7.0 is considered acidic. Body acidity is quickly becoming a focus of research in the prevention of many illnesses that result from an increased acidity within the body. Scientists have found that healthy people have systems that are alkaline. In fact, it's felt that an imbalanced pH can negatively affect the physical health of almost all body systems and lead to diseases including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, kidney stones and many more. Because the modern diet is so high in acid-forming foods, most people are exposed to higher levels of acid on a daily basis. Coral Calcium doesn't cure disease. It simply keeps the pH level of our body fluids in sync so the body fights disease naturally and effectively.
Our bodies are truly remarkable. The trillions of cells that make up the human body are slightly acidic and must exist in the slightly alkaline environment of body fluid. As each cell performs its’ special function, it secretes metabolic wastes which are acidic. These are the end products of cellular metabolism and must not be allowed to build up. The body then works to neutralize and detoxify these acids before they can build up to a level where they change the environment of the cell, overwhelm our system and lead to disease. Optimum alkalinity at the cellular level equates to optimum health. A healthy person’s pH level of their body fluids should be between 7.1 and 7.5.