Fossilized Coral Calcium
(aka Above Sea Coral Calcium)...
Trustworthy information on fossilized coral calcium and how it compares to marine coral calcium from the Editors of Internet ScamBusters
This page describes
fossilized coral calcium
(also known as above sea coral calcium) -- which
we recommend as the preferred type of coral calcium.
If you missed the information on marine coral calcium (aka sea coral calcium), click here first to see
how marine coral calcium differs from fossilized coral calcium.
Fossilized coral calcium comes from
coral reefs, like marine coral calcium. But it's many, many
thousands of years old. Back then, as the coral reefs grew, they pushed upwards, and eventually the coral reefs broke the surface. The above sea coral calcium dried and became fossilized coral calcium.
The Fossilized Coral Calcium Collection Process
Instead of dredging up the ocean,
companies harvesting fossilized coral calcium simply mine it above the surface. There's
no sand or other debris
to get mixed in with the fossilized coral calcium, and
it remains pure.
As we said,
fossilized coral calcium tends to have 37% calcium content, while marine coral calcium is only 20-24%.
Pollutants and Heat Treatment
Thousands of years ago was the pre-industrial age, so the extensive
pollution in the water that we have today did not exist. The coral reefs that pushed their way above the water were
pristine and pure
of any heavy metals or other contaminants.
Since they remained above the water to this day,
they're more pure than marine coral calcium, and they don't require the same harsh treatment.
Fossilized coral calcium is usually treated with ozone to kill off any bacteria, but
subjected to the 1,000+ degree heat treatment
that destroys the 70+ beneficial trace elements and minerals which make coral calcium so unique.
Because fossilized coral calcium isn't heat-treated, it also remains in its
aragonite crystal form
-- which means
it's much more easily absorbed and usable by your body
than marine coral calcium. If you haven't already seen this, click here for more information on
why calcium absorption is so important.
Coral calcium is extracted by mining the above surface fossilized coral calcium.
The process doesn't harm any marine life. Whereas it is still unclear whether harvesting marine coral calcium is environmentally unfriendly, we have heard of
no environmental problems
caused by harvesting fossilized coral calcium.
Inaccurate Information About Fossilized Coral Calcium
Proponents of marine coral calcium usually make
two inaccurate arguments
about why it is superior to above sea coral calcium:
our conclusion from our research is that fossilized coral calcium is a much better alternative than marine coral calcium.
They claim that fossilized coral calcium has been "washed up on to beaches" and "has lost some of its mineral content by weathering." We have seen
absolutely no proof whatsoever that this is true
-- it is made as a completely unsubstantiated claim.
However, even if this claim is true (and again, we have found no evidence for it), our feeling is that we'd rather take coral calcium that was a little weaker but didn't have all of the
contaminants, lead and heat treatment problems we found with marine coral calcium.
The second claim is about
and the supposedly perfect 2:1 calcium magnesium ratio. We've devoted an entire page to debunking this
myth about calcium magnesium supplements
(which we'll describe shortly).
Nonetheless, we have included product reviews of both types of coral calcium products. If you want to skip ahead, you can click here to check out our
coral calcium reviews
Now that you know the fundamental differences between fossilized coral calcium and marine coral calcium, we invite you to continue the Coral Calcium for Newbies Tour and discover the
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