Actually Is/ Often Used As
The rock known as limestone/ used to make paint, rubber, chalk, etc. .
Limestone processed w/ lactic & citric acids/ used to change properties of flour .
Limestone processed with gluconic acid/ used in sewage purification .
Processed bone meal high in bone marrow/ used in some animal products.
Limestone processed with lactic acid / used as a preservative .
Food Calcium Enzymatically processed plants/ only used as a food.
Calcium mineral salts are primarily industrial products--they are not natural foods intended for human consumption! Calcium carbonate (also called chalk) and calcium citrate have a very alkaline pH and can be used as an antacid (which makes them a compromised choice for calcium supplementation since calcium carbonate and calcium citrate need an acidic environment  in order to be ionized into a usable form). Calcium carbonate"s main uses are in the manufacture of paint, rubber, plastics, paper, dentrifices, and ceramics . One of the main uses of calcium citrate is changing the baking properties of flour . The main uses of calcium gluconate appear to be to prevent caking in coffee powders and to purify sewage . The main use of calcium lactate appears to be as a preservative .
Since humans do not absorb minerals in rock form such as plants do (this is one of the ways that plants and humans differ), should we swallow rocks processed with various acids for calcium, eat processed bones, or consume natural calcium as found in plants? Humans do not naturally eat rocks, egg shells, oyster shells, or coral (all of which contain calcium in the alkaline mineral salt form known as calcium carbonate; it should be noted that calcium needs an acidic, not alkaline environment for absorption ), so why would anyone wish to swallow them for long-term calcium needs?
Interestingly in 1999, the Nobel prize in medicine was awarded for the finding that humans need protein chaperones in order for minerals to be absorbed into the cell. Calcium mineral salts do not contain protein chaperones, yet 100% Food Calcium Complex naturally contains protein chaperones such as ceruloplasmin and ATX1 [12,13]. 100% Food Calcium Complex also naturally contains minerals such as phosphorus and magnesium which are needed for proper calcium absorption , plus potassium which is one of the body"s most important electrolytes .
Some calcium supplements claim to be "amino acid chelates". While these chelates generally are more recognizable to the body than calcium mineral salts, they are not natural Food. Calcium chelates are normally the result of synthesized amino-acids chemically combined with a rock-derived element (limestone or oyster shell)--they are not Food!
100% Food Calcium Complex naturally contains superoxide dismutase (S.O.D.). S.O.D. "is one of the most important enzymes that functions as a cellular antioxidant...The absence of this enzyme is lethal" . Studies show that S.O.D. is helpful for heart, lungs, joints, kidneys, liver, muscles, and skin . 100% Food Calcium Complex also contains a minimum of 255 mg of soluble and insoluble rice bran and vegetable fiber per serving. Dietary fiber helps regulate nutrient absorption, sterol metabolism, cecal fermentation, and stool weight . Shortages may lead to cholesterol problems, certain cancers, digestive problems, cardiovascular concerns, and nutrient problems [15,16].
Rice bran is also a food complex source of silicon and B vitamins [17,18], while dulse and kelp are excellent Food complex source of trace minerals --all are found in 100% Food Calcium Complex. Silicon and trace minerals are essential for strong and healthy bones (as well as skin, nails, and hair) .
Food researchers have concluded that 100% Food Calcium Complex is "the most suitable form of calcium for long-term supplementation" . It does not cause stomach upset as nightly alkaline calcium rock forms do. 100%Food Calcium Complex is the doctor"s choice for calcium supplementation .
Contains naturally occurring carbohydrates, lipids, proteins (including all ten essential amino acids), superoxide dismutase, and truly organic bioflavonoids as found in enzymatically processed Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Rice bran Oryza sativa, Mixed vegetable fiber Cellula vegetabalis, Kelp thallus Ascophyllum nodesum, Dulse plant Rhodymenia palmatta, and Buckwheat rutin Fagopyrum esculentum --all the nutrients shown above are contained in these foods. Unlike many so-called "natural" calcium formulas, Calcium Complex is a true food calcium (not a mineral salt) contains no synthetic USP nutrients or mineral salts, but only contains foods, food complexes, and food concentrates.
university studies have concluded that
supplements containing food nutrients are
better than USP isolates. Food nutrients are
better because they contain important
enzymes, peptides, and phytonutrients
CRITICAL to the UTILIZATION of vitamins and
minerals which are not present in isolated
USP nutrients. Published research has
concluded that food vitamins are superior
Suggested use: 1-9 tablets per day or as recommended by your health care professional. Adjust usage according to nutritional lifestyle requirements.
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