The most important aspect of any dietary supplement is not necessarily what's in it, but how well is it absorbed into the body.
Calcium from the Sea represents a clear alternative to other forms of hard to absorb calcium preparations. All of the calcium in Calcium from the Sea is naturally occurring from select seaweeds and therefore it is in an easy to digest and easy to absorb, organic state. The calcium provided in most dietary supplements is inorganic, and it goes through a process called mineral chelation that bonds it to an acid which allows the body to absorb a mineral form that it ordinarily would not absorb very well.
Whenever a nutrient is in its whole food matrix, the body utilizes it at much greater proficiency because all the other associated nutrients required for use in the body are present. This theme is expanded upon in Calcium from the Sea because the base contains the most nutritious sea vegetation available anywhere; Spirulina, Chlorella, Irish Moss, Bladderwrack, and two rare forms of kelp; Phosphatyda green and Rhodophyta red kelp.
To further assure maximum assimilation, an enzyme blend, specifically formulated to break down cellulose and plant fiber to release all the vital trace minerals locked in plant tissue for absorption into the blood system. Extra magnesium is then added to assure calcium's absorption and re-absorption into the bone matrix.
Recent nutritional research shows that Vitamin D plays a much more expansive role in the body than what was previously thought. Receptor sites for vitamin D is found in virtually every cell of the body. Besides its role in regulating the amount of calcium in the blood, vitamin D is now associated with enhanced immune function, hormone regulation, and the biosynthesis of insulin. Vitamin D deficiencies are now associated in multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and depression.
WARNINGS: Keep out of the reach of children.
NOTES: The following drugs interfere with the calcium metabolism, either depleting calcium, or limiting its absorption into the system. If you are on any of these drugs, it may be necessary to increase your calcium supplementation by a capsule or two.
EDTA; Tetracycline; Aminoglycosides; Amphotericin B; Anticonvulsants; Salicylates (ASA etc); Bile Sequestran(cholestyramine); Colchicine; Corticosterold drugs; Cimetidine; Isoniazid; Loop diuretics; Magnesium and Aluminum Antacids; Potassium-Sparing Diuretics and Digoxin-(animal studies only).