Bone Strength Take Care™
Evidence suggests that calcium from whole food sources may produce more favorable effects in bone health than isolated calcium supplements.* Similar to most nutrients, the body can utilize calcium more effectively when it is paired with its natural co-factors such as magnesium and other trace minerals. New Chapter® is proud to deliver a calcium complex derived from whole food that delivers these key essential nutrients in their safest, most active form within the infinite complexity of whole food. The most common form of calcium supplement today is calcium carbonate, also known as limestone. You don’t eat rocks as part of your balanced diet, so why would you choose to supplement your bone health nutritional needs with limestone? Our bodies understand and seek whole food sources of nutrition. That’s why New Chapter formulated this product with a whole-food plant source of this important nutrient complex.
Plant Sourced Whole-Food Calcium
Buy New Chapter’s Bone Strength Take Care, calcium supplements, on sale at ProHealth.com. The calcium complex in New Chapter’s Bone Strength Take Care is derived from a special form of plant, called Algas Calcareas (AlgaeCal®), that is harvested from the pristine shores of a protected national reserve park in South America. Learn more.. Much like the vegetables from an organic garden, the algae is harvested live and then cold processed to retain its nutritional value. The porous nature of the calcium found in Bone Strength Take Care dramatically increases the surface area where stomach acid can contact the calcium, making it easy to dissolve. In addition to the whole-food source of calcium and magnesium, we have also added other bone-nourishing nutrients to complete the food complex. Vitamin K is an essential co-factor in calcium absorption and retention.* Human cell proteins that don’t get enough Vitamin K can’t hold onto calcium, causing this critical nutrient to drift away from the bone. Vitamin K2 (MK-7), sourced from fermented whole food, gently redirects “lost” calcium back into the bone bank. Vitamin D3 completes the complex, which has been found to aid in bone support and function in several studies.*
Bone Strength Take Care™
Calcium must be completely dissolved in order to be absorbed. The porous nature of the calcium found in Bone Strength Take Care dramatically increases the surface area where stomach acid can contact the calcium making it easy to dissolve. A close-up view of Algas calcareas, compared to limestone, provides a revealing comparison between the two calcium sources. Compare the porous, living surface of Algas calcareas to the jagged edges of the rock-derived inorganic calcium carbonate. This makes Algas calcareas even more bioavailable than dairy calcium. Dairy products are whole-food sources of calcium and can be incorporated into a healthy diet to help meet the level of calcium the body needs. But while this food source is readily available and a good source of calcium, the bioavailability of the calcium contained in dairy products is a fraction of the absorbable calcium available in Bone Strength Take Care. The plant-source of calcium in Bone Strength Take Care is 75% bioavailable, even more accessible than the calcium in dairy yogurt – which is 43% bioavailable (the most among dairy products).
Harvesting Live Marine Calcium – An Environmentally-Friendly Process
The plant source of the calcium mineral complex in Bone Strength Take Care is live marine algae. This distinct species of algae, Algas calcareas, grows in a protected area off the coast of South America. It is harvested carefully to ensure quality and protect the delicate ecology of the ocean. Algas calcareas does not grow in endangered coral reefs. Coral is an animal while Algas calcareas is a plant and it grows in a different environment. The algae is live-harvested by hand in waist-deep water, at low tide. It is critical to harvest the plants live to keep their mineral and nutrient content intact. The crop is rotated periodically to ensure that the natural cycle of marine algae is not interrupted. Once live-harvested, the plants are washed with fresh, ionized water and sun dried. To ensure quality and safety, all yields from the marine algae are tested for microbial activity and mineral content.
Read more about Bone Strength Take Care in “Vitamin K-2 – A Key Player in Cardiovascular and Bone Health”
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.