Coral Calcium Vitamin Mineral Complex Powder
Over the centuries coral has been used medicinally to bring about relief from a variety of body problems. Ailments such as arthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, heart palpitations, cancer, high cholesterol, eczema, menstrual cramps, headaches, insomnia, diabetes, kidney stones, and many others. Coral naturally contains a highly absorbable form of all the minerals the body needs. As the coral minerals replenish the overall mineral content of the body, the pH of the body returns to its innate alkaline (high pH) state, thus enhancing the immune system and overall wellness of the individual. Almost all diseases thrive in an acidic (low pH) environment and are inhibited in an alkaline (high pH) environment.
Coral is often thought of as just a great calcium source but in fact it possesses a natural synergy of every mineral the human body needs to thrive. Coral s legendary power is due in large part to it s abundance of trace minerals. Don t get me wrong, the calcium component is very important, but the coral s trace minerals deserve some recognition too. Trace minerals are the catalysts the body uses to initiate complex reactions and it's these reactions that allow the body to stay healthy and fight disease.
Throughout the last century the level of trace minerals in our topsoil has been reduced. This disturbing fact has lead to a worldwide deficiency of these trace minerals in our food and our body. I and many others attribute the ongoing decline in health that our society is experiencing, in large part, to deficiencies of trace minerals. Coral Calcium & Nutrient Complex with its synergy of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals may truly hold the key to health and wellbeing. "Every ailment, every sickness and every disease can be traced back to an organic trace mineral deficiency" Linus Pauling, PhD; two time Nobel Prize winner.
One of Coral Calcium & Nutrient Complex's benefits is as an acid-alkaline balancer (pH). pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity; the higher the number, the greater degree of alkalinity and the lower the number, the greater degree of acidity. We begin life with most of our body fluids and tissues in a slightly alkaline (high pH) state. The small percentage of us who follow a natural diet and lifestyle are able to maintain an alkaline state and thus stay healthy. The majority of us, though, succumb to the vices of modern society: fast food, alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs, not to mention being exposed to pollution and chronic stress. All of these things lead to an overly acidic system and the predisposition to disease.
The concept of aberrations in the acid-alkaline balance of the body being the prime cause of cancer was validated in 1931 by Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Otto Warburg. Dr. Warburg proved that cancer thrives in an environment that lacks sufficient oxygen. If an acidic system is allowed to persist, the body can become starved of oxygen, and diseases such as cancer can occur. Only minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium can raise and maintain an alkaline (high pH) system. These minerals play a crucial role in alkalinizing the body fluids and tissues but only when they are in a form that can be easily absorbed. Coral is a very effective alkalizing agent because the coral minerals are easily absorbed into the body bio-available.Traditional Uses:
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Heart Palpitations
- High Cholesterol
- Menstrual Cramps
- And Many Others
Calcium has also been used in alternative treatments for these conditions: Diabetes, Cancer and Kidney Stones
The following are unbiased facts about coral calcium with regard to Marine (Sea) Coral Calcium vs. Fossilized (Land) Coral Calcium and various claims made about the product. We believe the informed customer is the best customer. The basic truth about either type is that they both will provide benefits for the user if a calcium deficiency exists. Note: We sell the marine version because we like its naturally balanced 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium.
There is a confusing array of Coral Calcium products on the market with a wide range of prices and/or strings attached such as MLM membership and claims like, "Most Absorbable Coral on the Market", "Clinical Grade Coral", "Fossilized Coral", "Sango Coral", "Ionized Coral", "Robert Barefoot's Formula", and so on. Some argue over who was first to bring it to America and who has the "exclusive rights". Some suggest Coral Calcium is a "scam" while others profess it is the "fountain of youth". What is the truth?
"Fountain of Youth" or "Scam":Coral is neither a fountain of youth, nor a scam. Coral Calcium is just an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and trace minerals in an exceptionally bio-available form. When people lacking calcium and trace minerals finally obtain and absorb them, some exciting benefits will be noticed thus creating this fountain of youth effect. Coral calcium is also far from being a scam. The natural synergy of the calcium, magnesium, and trace minerals allow this product to be utilized throughout the body with minimal effort used for its absorption. Coral Calcium & Nutrient Complex is our version of this product. We've also added a synergistic combination of potent antioxidants, like vitamin C and E and minerals like zinc and potassium to increase its benefit and utilization by the body.
Method of Action:Most agree that Coral is a good bio-available source of calcium and works very well, but why it works better than some other forms of calcium is up for debate. Some hypothesize it is due to its ease at regulating body pH; others claim it possesses a homeopathic action while others point to the Biochemical or Cell Salt Theory . I am of the viewpoint that it is because of the synergy between the 70 or so minerals found in Coral Calcium and the fact that they are in a natural balance, makes it a form that is easy for the body to assimilate. Coral Calcium & Nutrient Complex with its synergistic combination of nutrients allows our product to target every tissue in the body.
Magnesium Content:There are several schools of thought on how much magnesium should be in calcium supplements. An article in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) indicated there should be absolutely no magnesium in calcium supplements. Other experts claim a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium is ideal. What we know for sure is that only the medical community is undecided. I am of the view point that since the magnesium in this product is in a natural balance with all the other minerals present, it makes it easier to absorb, plus the average American is magnesium deficient.
Marine Coral Minerals:Coral reefs form over thousands of years with all the minerals and elements in the ocean accumulating in the Coral, that s 72 trace minerals plus major minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Marine Coral Calcium has the major and minor trace minerals in naturally occurring proportions. The ocean's minerals, and therefore Coral Calcium, have many similarities to the human body's mineral content. Minerals contained in Marine Coral Calcium are: Aluminum, Antimony, Barium, Boron, Bismuth, Bromine, Cadmium, Cobalt, Chromium, Cesium, Copper, Deuterium, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Holmium, Indium, Iodine, Iridium, Iron, Hafnium, Lanthanum, Lithium, Lutetium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Niobium, Nickel, Osmium, Palladium, Phosphorus, Platinum, Potassium, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Ruthenium, Rubidium, Samarium, Scandium, Selenium, Silver, Strontium, Sulfur, Tantalum, Tellurium, Tin, Tungsten, Vanadium, Yttrium, Zinc and Zirconium.
Okinawan Coral or Sango Coral: Almost all Coral Calcium products available on the North American market are from the Japanese island of Okinawa, with the collection process being overseen by the Japanese government. This oversight allows for the continued protection and ecological safety of Okinawa s coral reefs and surrounding marine environment. There still are unethical and unlicensed harvesters who are destroying this natural resource for pure profit. Luckily 99.9% of the Coral products sold in the USA come from licensed, ethical contractors.
Sango Coral Calcium is basically another name or alias for marine coral calcium - so all Okinawan Marine Coral is Sango. Some say Sango is the best, that s just pure marketing.
Robert Barefoot:Mr. Barefoot is often mistaken for a Doctor; he is not an MD or other type of medical practitioner. Mr. Barefoot is a biochemist who has specialized in the study of minerals, an author, a dynamic lecturer, and businessman. Like other charismatic promoters, Mr. Barefoot has been known to oversimplify certain key issues and overstate certain benefits of the type of Coral product he is getting paid to promote. We think his overstatements have ultimately brought undue criticism to an excellent nutritional supplement. It should be noted that there are other less-visible experts on coral calcium that offer more unbiased perspectives.
Robert Barefoot Formula:Several companies, each with a different formula, either have Robert Barefoot's name on their formula or advertise that they represent him in one way or another. Robert Barefoot has licensed his name to a company which has developed several brands and markets them through several distributors. Confusing matters further, Mr. Barefoot has represented most of the Coral companies at one time or another, from Multi-Level Marketing companies to private enterprise. It has even been reported that Mr. Barefoot no longer owns the rights to the name Barefoot Coral Calcium.
Coral Microbes:Claims have been made, primarily by Mr. Bearfoot, bestowing numerous health benefiting qualities to these microbes. I don t believe that they can exist in commercially available Coral Calcium products. Marine coral is heat treated and fossilized coral is ozonated, both processes will kill any living microbe.
Ionized Coral: All Okinawan Coral is ionized - that just means it takes on a positive charge. So don't be fooled by companies claiming to have a superior product because it is "Ionized" Coral Calcium. The important thing is that this ionization makes it far more useable for humans compared to regular calcium supplements.
Clinical Grade: Some brands claim to have a "clinical grade" product but no explanation is offered as to how this is different from any other Coral Calcium product. Coral is a natural source of calcium and minerals and there is no standard grading system including "clinical grade".
Physician Formulated: The majority of Coral Calcium products on the market are very simple formulations based on original research done by Dr. Carl Reich. Dr. Reich was the first to combine Calcium with Vitamin D in the treatment of disease and believed that a deficiency of these nutrients along with magnesium was a contributor to certain disease states. Basically, a physician's involvement doesn't really add any extra intrinsic benefit to the product.
Exclusive Rights: If any company owned the exclusive rights to Coral Calcium they would first, be multi-billionaires and second, there wouldn't be so many competing companies creating such confusion in the market place. Coral Calcium was first introduced to America about 9 years ago through a Multi-level Marketing company selling it in tea bag form. Later the capsules became more popular because of ease and taste. Over time, about 7 or 8 other MLM companies started to exclusively market Coral products and several existing MLM's have recently joined in. Coral Calcium & Nutrient Complex is a superior quality product that offers the consumer an alternative to the high priced MLM s. (The coral calcium page was created by California Academy of Health - Marcus Ettinger BSc, DC and posted on the internet on 24 August 2006)