NOW® Coral Calcium contains an alkaline form of Calcium that can help to support a healthy serum pH. In addition, Coral Calcium contains a number of trace minerals that are important for bone health, as well as for optimal enzymatic activity.* NOW® Coral Calcium is not harvested from living coral reefs or even from the ocean environment, but from above-ground sources in Okinawa in an ecologically friendly manner.
What are Coral Minerals?
A small sea animal creates coral by ingesting the ionic ocean minerals and secreting them into a coral formation. This natural balance of 74 organic coral minerals are harvested from above sea coral deposits, crushed into an ultra-fine powder and sterilized with ozone. The natural balance of all 74 minerals is important because each mineral requires other minerals to perform their numerous functions.
The organic nature (previously digested by an animal) of the coral minerals is also important. It is difficult to assimilate minerals, especially inorganic minerals. The organic minerals found in coral are more easily absorbed.
What makes the coral minerals so absorbable is the natural ability to become ionic upon contact with moisture. This natural ability to ionize, combined with the full spectrum organic formation, makes coral one of the most absorbable form of minerals.
How Do Coral Minerals Work?
Minerals are the basic foundation for health. From our bones to the multitude of enzymatic activities within and without our cells, minerals are the keys that open the door to optimum health. This is accomplished by supplying the body with the necessary minerals that have crucial roles to play in good health. The calcium and other naturally occurring minerals in coral support the delicate pH balance of body fluids and tissues. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body making up 1.5-2% of its total weight.
Most people in our society are mineral deficient because the soils have become depleted through unsustainable farming practices. When the minerals are supplied in an organic absorbable form, health can improve. Coral contains every mineral needed by the body and is known for it's synergistic relationship with the body. Did you know that orthopedic surgeons use pieces of coral for bone grafts because the bone and tendons readily accept the coral?
Is the Coral Calcium tested for heavy metals and radioactive elements?
Yes. Lead levels are less than .5ppm and well below the standards for safety set by Proposition 65. Independent analyses has proven this Fossilized Coral calcium to be free of dangerous radioactive elements.
How much elemental calcium is in each serving of the coral calcium plus?
Coral Calcium Plus contains 500mgs of elemental calcium per 2 capsule serving. The 1.43g figure listed on the bottom line of the supplement facts panel describes the total weight of the Fossilized Coral in the 2 capsule serving.
Where Does NOW® Coral come from?
All coral supplied to NOW FOODS by Coral Inc. is harvested from an above sea area in Okinawa, Japan. Thousands of years ago this coral was a thriving coral reef. Geologically, this coral was pushed up above sea level, free from the ocean pollution of the industrial era.
Only the pristine white coral heads are harvested. This harvesting process involves removal of the protective layer of soil that accumulated over the years and collecting the ancient coral. After the coral is collected it is ground into a 2 to 10 micron size powder (smaller than a red blood cell). After grinding the coral is purified in a vacuum ozone chamber and then packaged for distribution
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