Healthy pH Balance
Important for Bone Health
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.
A small sea animal creates coral by ingesting ionic ocean minerals and secreting them into a coral formation, eventually producing a coral reef. This natural balance of 74 organic coral minerals are harvested from above sea coral deposits and crushed into an ultra-fine powder. The natural balance of all 74 minerals is important because each mineral requires other minerals to perform their numerous functions.
What makes coral minerals so absorbable is their natural ability to become ionic upon contact with moisture. This natural ability to ionize, combined with the full spectrum of trace minerals present, makes coral a desirable form of calcium.
Minerals are the basic foundation for health. From our bones to the multitude of enzymatic activities within and outside 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. Coral Calcium contains mostly calcium carbonate, though the presence of other trace minerals is important to the action of this mineral supplement.
Coral Calcium is often used to increase the alkalinity of the blood and fluids when it gets too low. Low blood pH, often called chronic acidosis, is implicated in bone thinning and other nutritionally-related disfunctions.
Many people in our society are mineral deficient because the soils have become depleted through unsustainable farming practices. When the minerals are supplied in an absorbable form, health can improve. Coral contains trace amounts of every mineral needed by the body and is known for their synergism. Orthopedic surgeons use pieces of coral for bone grafts because the bone and tendons readily accept the coral.
Yes. Coral Calcium is tested for lead at a level below the standards for safety set by California's Proposition 65. Independent analyses has proven this Fossilized Coral calcium to be free of dangerous radioactive elements.
All coral supplied to NOW 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 fine powder The ground coral is purified in a vacuum ozone chamber and then shipped to us. This protects the living coral reefs and ocean environment from the effects of vacuuming the shallow ocean floor, which is another method of harvesting coral calcium.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcaps® 2 to 3 times daily, preferably before meals with water. Consider taking this product in combination with these NOW® products: Magnesium, OsteoBoron™, Vitamin D and Zinc.
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