Vibrant Health - Super Natural Calcium 4.56 oz. (129.21 g.)
Vibrant Health Super Natural Calcium provides completely natural calcium from a single plant. It is a vegan-approved alternative to synthetic forms of calcium ubiquitous in the dietary supplement industry today. The calcium in Vibrant Health Super Natural Calcium is supplied by hydrilla verticillata, a rooted, freshwater plant that contains 15% elemental calcium on a dry weight basis.
The material provides calcium as it is found in nature, bound to carbohydrates, proteins and polyphenols in natural molecular complexes. Calcium in this form is more compatible with human digestion and metabolism than mineral compounds synthesized in the laboratory (ex: calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, calcium malate, calcium gluconate, etc.). The body’s digestion and metabolism recognize calcium-containing molecular structures delivered by food as a result of adaptating to the food supply over millions of years.
- Rich Source of Highly Bioavailable, Natural, Whole Food, Plant Source Calcium
- Plant Calcium Comes From Hydrilla Verticillata & Marine Algae
- Clinically Formulated to Support Nerve & Skeletal Health
- No Proprietary Blends
- Chai Spice Flavor
- Gluten & Soy Free
Vibrant Health Super Natural Calcium FAQ
Is it ok to take the Phyto-Boron and Super Natural Calcium together to help osteoporosis?
Yes, absolutely. Taking them together is fine, although the boron can be taken whenever it is convenient.
Why is Super Natural Calcium in tablet form rather than capsules? What about the use of dicalcium phosphate and magnesium stearate as excipients?
The raw materials in Maximized Curcuminoids (turmeric root extract) and Green Calcium (hydrilla verticillata) have low bulk densities. Encapsulation would result in the need for multiple large capsules in order to provide a meaningful dose.
I am concerned that absorbing high amounts of calcium may cause constipation.
Absorbed calcium plays far less a role in constipation than calcium compounds in transit through the bowels do, and since calcium is required for muscle contraction, absorbed calcium actually normalizes peristaltic action (the waves of muscle contractions that move things through the bowel) thus helping to ensure efficient transit of contents through the intestinal tract. Calcium from a food such as the hydrilla verticillata in Green Calcium is the least constipating of all forms of calcium.
Normal bowel function can be expected from a diet short on grains and refined carbohydrates, but containing plenty of fiber from fruits and vegetables and an adequate supply of probiotics, magnesium and vitamin C.
How much vitamin D should be taken with Super Natural Calcium?
A good daily intake of vitamin D is now considered to be 2,000 i.u. Some researchers are advising daily intake of 5,000 i.u., similar to the recommended daily vitamin A dosage, for optimal health.
D3 is the ideal form of vitamin D to take as a supplement. The human body has control mechanisms in place that regulate conversion of D3 to its hormonal form, whereas D2 is foreign to the body, lacks controls and can actually be too aggressive, causing deposition of calcium into soft tissues such as the arteries and muscles, a side effect not shared with D3.
What is the suggested daily intake of Super Natural Calcium (hydrilla verticillata) for teenagers, adults and pregnant women?
Teenagers’ metabolism is at its lifetime peak, building most tissues at a fearsome rate. Calcium is needed at high levels. Depending on the quality of the diet, 1,000 to 2,000 mg of calcium should support growth well. However, soft drink consumption (especially those containing phosphoric acid), processed foods, snack items and other less-than-wholesome foods that often invade a youth’s diet, can compromise the dietary calcium contribution and utilization.
Dietary habits play such an important role in calcium bioavailability and utilization that it is impossible to accurately predict what intake of calcium will work best for any given person without knowing their customary eating habits and lifestyle choices. Nevertheless, most experts claim that 1,000 to 1,200 mg calcium is adequate for adults, and 1,500 to 2,000 mg for pregnant and lactating women. For the latter, Green Calcium (hydrilla verticillata) is certainly safe for use during pregnancy. It is recommended to use it in combination with Phyto-Boron and Green Vibrance.
About Vibrant Health
Vibrant Health Mission: Optimum Health
To assist through supplemental nutrition the healing of illness and the establishment of optimum health. To design and market the most efficacious nutritional food supplements for the benefit of all men, women and children.
Vibrant Health Position: Ahead of the Times
As a ground-breaking and modern company, there is always something new happening at Vibrant Health. When you aim to design evolutionary formulas, you need smart minds capable of independent thinking. There's no doubt that Vibrant Health thinks differently from the rest of the nutrition industry. They don't wish to be seen as a traditional nutraceutical brand. Their wish is to be seen as a brand built on science and by the efficacy of their formulations.
And that's why they must use these principles and practices as lamp posts to guide decisions and to keep them focused on their mission: To assist the healing of illness and the establishment of optimum health through supplemental nutrition. To design and market the most efficacious dietary supplements for the benefit of all men women and children.
Vibrant Health Practice: Formula Obsolescence
The relentless pursuit of knowledge results in new discoveries in biochemistry, clinical nutrition, agriculture and botanical medicine. It makes nutritional science a dynamic field. What you know today, or think you know, can become obsolete tomorrow. Plant science and organic chemistry have also brought a legion of new biologically active substances that can be put to work supporting optimal health. This ever-changing milieu of science and evolving raw materials feeds the formulation of dietary supplements.
Vibrant Health dare not presume that any dietary supplement designed today will remain the best into an endless future. For that reason, every Vibrant Health product is expected to change as new discoveries in science come to light, and as new raw materials become available. Vibrant Health products are dynamic, designed to stay at the forefront of nutritional science. They are dynamic by design.
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You are respected. You are the person they serve. You deserve to know precisely what is in each dietary supplement you buy. That is why you will find no misleading proprietary blends in any Vibrant Health product. They've used full disclosure labeling since 1976, and always will. It's your right to know.