A Million Dollar Description of a Minimum Wage Product!
By Dr. Michael Ernest, Research Scientist
A lot of people have been asking about coral calcium
recently. I would like to begin with an example:
If I offered you a job and described the accompanying lifestyle
that would require $100,000 per month in income, that would be a
fantastic job, wouldn’t it?
But if the job only paid $2,000 per month, then you
would never be able to live the lifestyle that was portrayed.
This is what coral calcium is, which is why
I like to refer to it as “A Million Dollar Description of a Minimum
Our bodies require certain minerals in macro or large amounts,
Calcium (RDI =1,000mg/day)
Magnesium (RDI =400mg/day)
These minerals also require certain ratios to be efficiently
utilized by the body.
For example, the ratio for calcium to magnesium
approximately 2 to 1.
An analysis of one popular coral calcium product
revealed that its calcium to magnesium ratio was approximately
6 to 1, with the amounts of both being in micro amounts.
There may be some potential benefits derived from taking coral calcium
that could be attributed to the trace and ultra trace elements contained
in the coral calcium.
The diets of many people may not include these ultra
elements. But as for macro mineral support, there simply may not
be enough minerals or metabolically supportive ratios to begin to
address the body’s needs.
This is why some coral calcium products have other ingredients added
to the coral calcium.
OsteoProCare is a comprehensive combination of minerals in high
enough amounts, in appropriate ratios, and with the synergistic
support ingredients for optimum metabolic function and utilization.
OsteoProCare provides a full complement of baseline
nutritional support that only advocates of coral calcium claim,
but cannot produce.
Coral calcium is not a significant health-supporting source
for calcium because of its form (dry), amount, and relationship
(ratios) with other minerals.
It therefore is not able to effectively provide significant
macro mineral health benefits for the body.
OsteoProCare is in a liquid form, and as you are well aware,
there are distinct advantages to being in a liquid form.
The calcium in OsteoProCare, as well as other minerals,
is ionized and therefore more absorbable and bio available then
dry forms of minerals.
Dry forms require the body to liquefy and ionize the
minerals before the body can use them, which involves chelating
Certain population groups may experience more difficulty
in effectively liquefying and ionizing dry minerals.
OsteoProCare has a full complement of synergistic ingredients
that are required for calcium to be utilized by the body, which
includes other macro, trace, and ultra trace minerals that are in
biocompatible ratios, and vitamin D3, which enhances the amount
of calcium that the body can absorb.
The amount of vitamin D3 in the small intestines at
specific receptor sites constitutes the limiting factor for absorption
The source of calcium in OsteoProCare is calcium carbonate from
limestone, a combination of ionized calcium and calcium orotate
produced by the addition of orotic acid.
Calcium carbonate is used because the high percent
of calcium per molecular weight provides more calcium by weight
than most other forms of calcium sources.
The calcium carbonate is obtained from a government-inspected
facility insuring its purity and highest quality possible.
As mentioned above, minerals that are in a dry form must first
be liquefied, ionized and a carrier added to them (chelated) before
they can be absorbed by the body. This is why dry forms have a comparatively
lower percent of absorption and utilization.
OsteoProCare contains mineral orotates, which are
considered to be the most efficient carriers of minerals in the
body and assist
in transporting the minerals directly to internal structures within
Contrary to some misinformation about certain coral
calcium, bacteria do not carry minerals directly into cells; rather,
chelates are involved, such as orotates.
Bacteria may be involved in some of the digestion
or influx processes of calcium, such as activating voltage-gated
channels [Li WI, Berman FW, Okino T, Yokokawa et al, Proc Natl Acad
Sci U S A 2001 June 19, 1998 (13):7599-604], however, bacteria do
not normally enter and live in healthy functioning
Cells that bacteria enter into and live in are unhealthy
and pathogenic cells. The inaccuracy of this information may make
one wonder about the accuracy of other information that is also
Here is a side by side, serving per serving comparison of our
liquid OsteoProCare and one popular coral calcium product performed
(analysis on the ingredient coral calcium lot # B0574 performed
by Holmes Laboratory, Inc.)
( 4 capsules)
|Ultra Trace Elements
||2 to 1
||6 to 1
From the above comparison, it is plain to see that macro mineral
support from calcium and appropriate mineral ratios cannot be effectively
provided by coral calcium alone.
Some products have tried to address this need by adding
extra minerals and ingredients, but few have the full complement
that OsteoProCare does.
When coral calcium first came out, it did not have any other ingredients
added to it.
Interestingly enough, it touted many of the same claims
that are suggested now.
This in itself may make one wonder if all of the implications
that are being made about coral calcium are accurate.
It’s important to note that OsteoProCare has had
the same formulation since it was first produced and the results
experienced have been consistent.
The only thing significant to calcium in regards to coral calcium
is in the name, because the amount of calcium as well as its ratio
with other minerals is not significant to provide much support for
health or metabolic processes.
OsteoProCare, on the other hand, has and always has
had a full complement of the finest ingredients to nutritionally
support the body’s mineral needs.