I have been getting lots of emails regarding algaecal..anyone heard of it or used it for osteoporosis?
Hi , YES I use it as it is the only source of calcium that is compatable with your body not made from rocks etc so it will not block your arteries like the others and I use it with my weight program of weight walking in my nykweightvest.com and it has helped me tremendously so I love it!!
these two things are so important to build up your bone - weight bearing exercise with the nyk vest , a good source of calcium, exercise and of course healthy diet all for healthy strong bone and it works.
I wonder how many others on here used one or both of these?
BTW, How long were you using both the algaecal & the weighted vest before noticible results? My dr keeps calling to have me come in for the shots, but I am not truly convinced that is the way to go... of course, I don't want to have any more injury to my bones, but I don't want to ruin my overall good health either!
Hi 2019 I used them both for about a yr actually it was under a yr but I am rounding it off - for me it worked like a charm - strength workout algecal and healthy diet , all are important and you should get results . Of course all bodies are a bit different but this is a sure fire way to get strong bone
hope it helps
I was initially trained as a geologist (before changing career paths), so I'm a bit skeptical about claims of calcium from algae vs "calcium from rocks". I doubt that your body can tell the difference between the two unless there was significantly different about what the calcium is combined with.
Calcium is by definition an inorganic element -- an alkaline earth metal. To be an organic compound, the calcium would have to be paired with hydrogen and carbon.
I think there is more marketing hype than science in the Algacal marketing. (And as 2019pro pointed out, Algacal does a lot of marketing.) You can see by web search results that they are often in the top position in a web search. That is a paid ad.
Coral calcium or almost all calcium that you buy at drug store is made from rocks! My feeling is if it is created in a lab beware, natural is best.
There have been millions of articles published in medical magazines and on the News saying that taking the rock form of calcium which they alllll are made from except algaecal will give HEARTATTACK OR STROKE
they block your arteries as they are not compatable with your body and most calciums that they sell on market are from the earth from rocks..... who wants to eat rocks ?? algae is a plant so its more easily assimilated by the body. I had great results from algaecal so I like it and so many others use it as its harmless and it does help bone
Hi yogalibrarian I also want to mention, almost all the cal supplements are made out of dolomite (rock) oyster shells and bone meal or coral , not smart to ingest these items as this blocks arteries and prob wont even be absorbed by your body . now that this info is out there as most doctors will tell women this up front these things are outdated and dangerous
Hello, 2019pro. We at American Bone Health preach that you should get as much of your daily calcium needs as possible from actual food.
If you need to bridge the gap between your dietary intake and your daily needs, a calcium supplement might be appropriate along with vitamin D to help you body absorb the calcium. americanbonehealth.org/nutr...
Brand-name supplements like Algaecal can be pricey and often don't have much solid research to back up their claims. (What exactly is wrong with calcium "made from from rocks"? A calcium molecule is a calcium molecule no matter where it comes from.)
Algaecal contains strontium, which our advisory board of leading academic physicians and scientists advises against. americanbonehealth.org/medi...
A basic generic calcium supplement that costs pennies a day might be all you need. What's important is that you take it as needed. Here's more information about calcium supplements and how to take them. americanbonehealth.org/nutr...
I agree with mark get your vitamins from foods not a pill there is no magic bullet you have to eat properly to be strong
applehead7, your response that I deleted was so incorrect that I had no choice -- I tried to edit it but there wasn't much I could keep. There are studies that find taking calcium supplements (WITHOUT VITAMIN D) associated with increased risk of heart attacks. americanbonehealth.org/nutr... However, it could well be that factors associated with heart disease are the same factors associated with osteoporosis (smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, etc.). The idea is that the excess calcium taken in supplement form is not absorbed in your intestines and might collect in your arteries. So remember to take vitamin D along with calcium, and don't overdo it with the supplements, whichever ones you take.
the article I would read Mark , if I were you is the one from study by Hopkins university - it clearly said its better to not take the pill form of calcium as it can cause problems heart attacks etc.
so you find fault with Hopkins University Mark?
Is this the one you mean? hub.jhu.edu/2016/10/13/calc...
It says *calcium supplements* might be bad for the heart. It doesn't say which form of calcium supplements. This is the same advice American Bone Health gives in the link above: Get your calcium from food except where you need to make up the difference through supplements.
Thank you for the response.. I really hate taking any kind of pills at all - but do take calcium lactate & D3. I have previously posted results from blood tests and DEXA scans. I feel that I am pretty healthy except for anxiety and this osteoporosis diagnosis... I just am torn about the Prolia and don't wish to do any more harm that necessary..
Taking Vitamin K2 (as well as D3 of course) and making sure your diet (or supplement) contains adequate magnesium will help prevent adverse results from taking too much calcium. Vitamin K2 directs the calcium into the bones so it doesn't settle onto the walls of blood vessels or into organs where it can do harm.
I take calcium citrate and calcium hydroxyapatite, both in capsule not hard tablet form. I also take a K2 supplement. I probably get enough calcium between the supplements and my diet, don't eat much dairy, mostly cheese, and do eat lots of leafy greens.
I have seen the AlgaeCal in a lot of internet ads, so was naturally curious. I do eat yogurt every day... along with nuts / avocado / cheeses. I walk, don't smoke (for almost 40 years) I also drink a lot of water, not so much milk tho. Where do you find the Vitamin K? I take D3 / calcium lactate / B vitamins... It was also suggested to take ostrophin PMG & Ostarplex to help with bone issues?
any concerns about the weighted vests?
I get my Vitamin K2 from a health store - not available in the pharmacy. But calcium citrate was impossible to find in a pharmacy years ago, but now they carry it. Makes you wonder just how health oriented pharmacies really are. It is vitamin K2, not K1, you need. K1 is in our leafy greens.
I have a weighted vest, and should remember to wear it! i think it is a really good one. Not fashionable, but perfectly designed.
has anyone ever heard of Dexa Body Composition Analysis? Does it also do the bone density like a regular bone scan with Dexa?
I never heard of it before but it sounds like your whole body is done, including bones. This from one place which provides service: