Different Types of Coral Calcium
Coral Calcium Types – An Explanation
It is important to recognize that two broad, but distinct types of coral calcium, are used as health giving supplements by the Japanese and many people throughout the world.
The first type is fossilized coral calcium that has been deposited on the land mass, or washed up on the beaches. The second type is taken directly from the sea bed. The sea-bed coral calcium is the coral that has dropped from the reef or is processed by reef inhabitants. This type of “coral sand” has been washed to the ocean floor by wave actions. Marine coral calcium is closer in composition to the living forms of corals, because the marine microbes are still active and many minerals and organic elements are retained, in comparison to fossilized, land-based coral.
These are important differences in composition between fossilized (land-based) and marine (sea-bed) coral calcium. Marine coral calcium contains more magnesium, and the balance of calcium (24%) to magnesium (12%) content of this second type of marine coral is close to 2:1. This 2 to 1 ratio is the ideal ratio for calcium and magnesium intake in the human diet.
My research has led me to believe strongly that the natural, magnesium enriched, marine coral calcium is to be strongly preferred as a health giving supplement over land based (fossilized coral), which contains less than 1% magnesium. This superiority of the marine coral is due to its retained, ideal, ionic balance of calcium and magnesium in a 2:1 ratio, and the fact that for the fossilized type, a host of other nutrients were also washed out during weathering processes.
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Returning to “The Calcium Factor”
In my book entitled “The Calcium Factor,” I present viewpoints and statistics that may not be wholeheartedly embraced by conventional medicine. My clear focus in this book was to highlight the underestimated importance of calcium for health.
No healer would doubt the essential nature of calcium, which is the most abundant mineral in the human body, for health, especially related to its role in signaling biochemical processes in cells, controlling muscle contractions, initiating DNA synthesis, and building bones. However, the general level of calcium intake in the Western diet is much lower in many people than is required for optimal health.
Furthermore, there are many other ancillary actions of calcium, such as critical control of the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the body fluids. This is demonstrated by the fact that body fluids become more acidic with aging when calcium is lacking, in the diet. This results in the expulsion of oxygen which can lead to numerous diseases, such as cancer, according to two time Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg.
I have referred to calcium as the “King of the Bioelements,” where deficiency of this element is invariably associated with a whole host of diseases. Calcium, however, does not act alone in the body. It has to be present in abundance with other minerals and cofactors (especially magnesium and vitamin D), in order that it can play its pivotal role in health. The secrets of coral calcium for health become unwrapped as we begin to explore the role of coral minerals in supporting the chemistry of life.
More to come in my next post…
Author, Chemist, Lecturer
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