Does Algae Really have Calcium?
After I fractured my Shoulder, I had a Bone Density Test and results were a little low, probably because I hadn’t worked out at building Muscle & Bone with Weight Training. I researched Plant-Based Calcium, and although I do eat a lot of Calcium-Rich Plant-Based RAW Foods such as:
I found out Algae is one of the Highest Sources of Plant-Based Calcium, so I was on the search for a Great Algae Calcium Based Supplement. I came across a RAW, Whole Food Plant-Form Calcium by Garden of Life RAW Calcium for good Bone Health.
I am happy with this product and am very pleased it’s made from Marine Algae, which is Ecologically harvested off the shores of South America. Harvesting RAW Organic Algae Calcium. This Algae is a RAW, Organic Plant-Form of Calcium and Mineral Complex.
How does Algae Get Calcium?
Marine Algae (Algas Calcareas) draws Calcium and other Minerals from Sea Water by attaching itself to pieces of Seaweed and digesting the minerals from the water. As the tiny Algae attaches to the Seaweed and collects the Minerals, it slowly grows in size, eventually growing to about the size of a human hand. When fully-grown, the Algae naturally washes up on the beach, where it is collected into small, sustainable batches. After being picked and cleaned on shore, the Plant is Sun-Dried and Ground within 48 hours, thus making it RAW. Also, this minimal processing technique allows for a high level of Nutrients to be retained.
One of the things I’m not crazy about is swallowing pills. So when the Package suggested take 4-5 a day, I kind of cringed. I continued to read the package and was surprised to see it suggested that you can take the Powder out of the Vegetable Cellulose Caps made from Birch Tree Fiber, and add to your smoothie. Relax – Birch Tree Fibre is OK! Although these Capsules are fast dissolving in the stomach and easily digestible, I just prefer not to add any more Caps to my Body than I really have to. I’ve taken to opening caps and just adding the Powder into my Smoothies. But fair warning, there are some Powders that need to be left in the Cap – like Garlic! Best Garlic Supplement Allimax
RAW Vegans and Vegetarians – Please make sure you are not taking Gelatin Capsules as they are made from Animal By-Products (and we all know what that is!)