There is a lot of conflicting information about
coral calcium. I recently asked my health food specialist
for coral calcium and he responded, "why did
I want coral calcium?" He then went on to explain
to me that coral calcium does not digest or assimilate
well especially in older people such as myself.
He explained that calcium citrate assimilates better
in the human body than coral calcium.
A few months ago my search engine found almost
no negative sites about coral calcium. Now there
are many on both sides of the isle. Those who are
against almost all natural health such as quack
watch and those who favor nutritional are both reporting
against coral calcium.
Here are some items to consider about coral calcium.
- It is often mined by sucking sand from sea beds,
destroying coral reefs and the natural environment
of the sea
- Because it comes from the sea it is subject
to various pollution and environments of the sea
that may not always be in our best interest especially
with the high concentrations of mercury found
in some areas of the sea.
- Often costs more than other calcium suppliments.
- A big mistake in calcium supplements is the
fact that many people have plenty of calcium but
it is not assimilated due to other problems of
which Selenium is reported to resolve. See
our Selenium page