Source Naturals - Coral Calcium Powder - 4 oz. (113.4 g.)
Source Naturals Coral Calcium contains the alkaline minerals calcium and magnesium, as well as other essential trace minerals. An initial study on an alkaline mineral blend demonstrated an increase in blood alkalinity (pH) and buffering capacity. Proper alkalinity (pH) of the blood is critical for the overall health of the body. Source Naturals Coral Calcium is eco-friendly: it is harvested in Okinawa, Japan from fossilized (dead) coral and is not harmful to living coral.
Buffers Excess Body Acids
Small invertebrate sea animals build their habitat by producing the beautiful coral reefs that surround tropical islands. They convert inorganic minerals dissolved in the ocean into the organic minerals of the coral reef. There are more than 70 trace minerals in the human body; all are present in coral. And when these minerals hit an aqueous environment like the human digestive tract, they become ionic (charged), which increases their assimilation into the bloodstream. Once there, they buffer excess body acids, promoting equilibrium and the proper alkalinity (pH). This sets coral calcium apart from other calcium and mineral supplements.
Source Naturals Is Eco-Friendly
As important as coral calcium is for our health, people are justifiably concerned about taking a coral supplement. Coral reefs are dying all over the world. This is a grave environmental crisis, since reefs are the breeding grounds for many fish and other sea creatures. Although no supplement brand harvests living coral reefs, the method of collection from under the sea can be invasive and may disturb the delicate balance of the reef ecosystem.
For this reason, the coral is harvested for Source Naturals in Okinawa, a coral island south of Japan. Since the island is formed from fossilized (dead) coral, it does not need to be harvested from under the sea. No living reefs are disturbed. In addition, our coral is purified with ozone instead of the high heat method used by other brands.
Growing Popularity in the U.S.
As early as 1957, Professor Jun Kobayashi of the Okayama University in Japan noted a correlation between the water that the Okinawan inhabitants drink and their longevity. Most of the drinking water in Okinawa is filtered through a coral substrate as it comes out of the ground and picks up a high coral mineral content.
Every Body Needs Calcium
Calcium, essential for life and the single most abundant mineral in our bodies, provides us with strong, healthy bones and teeth. In fact, fully 99 percent of a person’s calcium is stored in the bones and teeth, with the remaining 1 percent in our blood and soft tissues. But without this tiny 1 percent of calcium, our muscles won’t contract correctly, our blood won’t clot and our nerves won’t carry messages. Calcium is so important for survival that when dietary calcium is too low, our bodies will extract calcium out of our bones and use it for these critical biological functions.
Our soils have become depleted of trace minerals; so much of the nation’s food supply lacks what’s needed for our body and mind to
function optimally. Coral calcium provides magnesium, manganese, zinc and some 70 other trace minerals involved in hundreds of enzymatic reactions that form the basis of human metabolism. Without an adequate supply of trace minerals, we could not survive.
Leaders of the Wellness Revolution
Source Naturals was created in 1982 by C.E.O Ira Goldberg to support each individual’s potential to enjoy optimal health. At that time, the kind of nutritional formulations he envisioned – for the maintenance of well-being and the enhancement of life – simply didn’t exist. The idea of combining many nutrients, herbs and nutraceuticals in one formulation, though common today, was then a rarity. Source Naturals pioneered the concept with Wellness Formula, now the industry’s #1 immune support product. Source Naturals subsequently introduced numerous award-winning formulas, recognized for their excellence in independent surveys and nutritional analyses. In addition to Wellness, these award-winners include Life Force Multiple, Mega-Kid Multiple, Inflama-Rest, the Skin Eternal line, Higher Mind, Essential Enzymes, Male Response, and more.
Source Naturals’ comprehensive Bio-Aligned Formulas help bring the power of alignment to your body. When formulating, Source Naturals evaluates the underlying causes of system imbalances, and then provides targeted nutrition to interdependent body systems. Source Naturals' line of more than 600 products also includes well-researched, single entity nutrients in their highest quality and most bioavailable forms. Source Naturals nutritional supplements are at the leading edge of today’s Wellness Revolution. This transformation in health consciousness also includes new perspectives in diet, lifestyle, emotional and spiritual development, and complementary health care. Source Naturals Strategy for Wellness is to provide education that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their health, rather than relying solely on outside medical authority. The result is people who are more productive and fulfilled, and a world that is stronger and healthier.