The first thing you need to know about any coral calcium supplement is that there is nothing exclusive about it. And, Japan coral calcium is probably the most sought after form of coral calcium.
Manufacturers can source the raw marine grade coral calcium from a number of different sources, so if a promoter claims that they have exclusive rights to coral calcium you can discount that claim.
The supplement processors are only interested in selling raw product and they do not have exclusive marketing arrangements.
Now, studies have shown that the vast majority of people take some form of supplements, including coral calcium every day.
Even if you are one of the rare people who do not take a coral calcium supplement or you probably have a loved one who does and could benefit from the following information.
A good marine grade coral calcium should contain 1.5 grams of above sea japan coral calcium per serving, complete with a certificate of analysis on display confirming its potency.
In addition, and just as important, marine grade coral calcium should be fortified with a red and green phytonutrient mix.
However when talking about Japan coral calcium in general it's extremely important to note that...
Some of the benefits of a pure coral calcium supplement include:
The problem, however, is that both government and private organizations have shown that you, as a consumer, only have a 1 in 5 chance of actually buying a coral calcium supplement that has the amount of ingredients stated on the label, or that doesn't contain contaminants.
Shocking, isn't it?
In this day and age, with the proven decline in the nutritional value of mass commercialized foods, including even fruits and vegetables, proper supplementation with coral calcium mineral supplements is vital for maintaining a healthy, vibrant, and energetic lifestyle.
One of the mistakes people tend to make with coral calcium (and it's an understandable one) is that if it's a "brand name" then it must be very high quality and must be japan coral calcium.
Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to coral calcium supplements.
If you've heard of coral calcium you've probably heard of Robert Barefoot. Many suppliers of coral calcium use his image, name, and all claim to sell his "special," "approved" formula.
This is nonsense because all of them use different formulas for their coral calcium supplement and often use different grades.
One of the best known and biggest brand name sellers is "Coral Calcium Supreme," which many people seem to take since a lot send us questions concerning this one.
Again, people assume that because some supplements are brand names (and therefore cost a lot) it must be the best that is available.
When it comes to brand name products you need to be cautious and just because Barefoot's name is on a certain coral calcium supplement, in itself doesn't amount to much of anything, except a higher price tag and it certainly doesn't speak to the quality.
Based on this you won't be surprised to learn that consumerlabs.com, a private company whose mission is to independently test various supplements to see if they have what they contain, came back with this shocking conclusion the coral calcium product "Supreme", and to quote:
Lead is a well-known toxin that can lead to neurological dysfunction and damage. And wouldn't you, as a consumer, be angry to find out, even if the you are taking are not contaminated, it didn't have the amount of ingredients that you PAID for?
So, why do many companies do this? The "Supreme" brand is certainly not the exception, but the rule.
Well, for one thing, it's much cheaper for manufacturers if they don't have to subject their supplements to a rigorous manufacturing process that ensures there are no contaminants.
They also do not adhere to a certificate of analysis that shows their supplements actually contain the amount of ingredients stated on the label. They're hoping that, you, the consumer, are never the wiser. In short, cheaper manufacturing of some supplements means more money in the pocket for them.
This sort of shoddy ethics really gets us mad, and is one of the reasons we research high and low before recommending a manufacturer of marine grade coral calcium.
After all, marine grade coral calcium is supposed to enhance your health, NOT impair it.
This is an interesting issue concerning coral calcium. One major supplier produces coral calcium that contain a suggested 'ideal' ratio of 2 parts calcium to 1 part magnesium.
Note: There has never been any scientific validation of the 'idealness' and in some ways it's a little strange given that calcium and magnesium are antagonists. In other words they oppose each other. The suppliers adamantly deny they add magnesium to obtain this 2:1 ratio. But they cannot supply evidence that they don't.
Rather interesting in that no independent scientists have ever found that ratio of calcium to magnesium in any samples of japan coral calcium or for that matter anywhere else in nature.
So, if you are buying marine grade coral calcium with a 2:1 calcium / magnesium ratio you can be certain the magnesium has been added. That may be OK, no one really knows... just disconcerting that all is not 'up front'.
If you have looked into buying marine grade coral calcium you will have found that there can be some big variations in price. This is where you need to exercise some good common sense judgment before buying.
Quality marine grade coral calcium is not cheap, but then it should not be as expensive as some of the products on the market. The above sea coral calcium is definitely best, providing it has been ozone treated.
Avoid the really cheap coral calcium as some may be of questionable purity.
There is no doubt that the Okinawan people of Japan do enjoy longer lives and keep better health than the average westerner, but it is far too simplistic to suggest that it is solely due to the ingestion of Japan coral calcium.
The water that they drink which has been filtered through the coral on their islands (not from the bottom of the ocean) has played a measurable part in their good health... but only a part.
A major factor in their good health and longevity is their lifestyle and diet.
Whatever coral calcium supplement or other nutritional supplements you take, you should investigate very carefully the company that manufactures them.
However, with that being said, it is indeed desirable for you to take supplemental above sea coral calcium, as it is your best choice.
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