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LifeStream Natural Calcium Capsules

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What is Lifestream Natural Calcium made from?

Lifestream Natural Calcium is produced from a certified organic sea vegetable called Lithothamnium calcareum and demonstrates advanced bioavailability. Lifestream Natural Calcium contains 32-34% elemental calcium and other important co-factor minerals including boron, magnesium, zinc, copper, iodine and sulphur. 

What are the benefits of taking Lifestream Natural Calcium?

  • Helps to build strong healthy bones and nails.
  • Supports bone density and strength as you age.
  • Helps support skeletal strength and posture of the spine.
  • Strengthens and builds strong healthy teeth.
  • The only calcium supplement that is Certified Organic and a genuine natural food.
  • 100% dairy-free, G.E. free, animal free, vegetarian and gluten free.
  • Lessens the physical and emotional symptoms of PMS.
  • Highly bioavailable, absorbed easily by the body.
  • Contains other necessary minerals including magnesium, zinc, boron, selenium.
  • Contains NO hydroxyapatite (crushed cow bone) and no animal products.
  • Contains NO preservatives or synthetic additives.
  • Available in easy-to-swallow vegecaps.
  • Not synthetically produced or made from chalk.
  • A complete and natural calcium food .

Lifestream Natural Calcium is a breakthrough in calcium supplements, providing a genuine source of highly bioavailable natural calcium.

What is Lifestream Natural Calcium made from?

Lifestream Natural Calcium is produced from a certified organic sea vegetable called Lithothamnium calcareum and demonstrates advanced bioavailability. Lifestream Natural Calcium contains 32-34% elemental calcium and other important co-factor minerals including boron, magnesium, zinc, copper, iodine and sulphur.

The Benefits of taking Lifestream Natural Calcium:

  • The only calcium supplement that is Certified Organic and a genuine natural food
  • Helps to build strong healthy bones and nails
  • Helps to support bone density and strength as you age
  • Supports skeletal strength and posture of the spine
  • Strengthens and builds strong healthy teeth
  • Lessens the physical and emotional experience of PMS
  • Good bioavailability and well absorbed by the body
  • 100% dairy-free, G.E. free, animal free, vegetarian and gluten free
  • Contains other necessary minerals including magnesium, zinc, boron, selenium
  • Contains NO hydroxyapatite (crushed cow bone) and no animal products.
  • Contains NO preservatives or synthetic additives
  • Available in easy-to-swallow capsules or powder
  • Not synthetically produced or made from chalk
  • A complete and natural calcium food

The most important aspect when taking calcium is the bioavailability of the calcium. Calcium digestibility, solubilisation, absorption and organ uptake and release are important metabolic events when considering calcium bioavailability.

Is Lifestream Natural Calcium well absorbed by the body?

Yes. This is due to 3 unique aspects:

  1. LifestreamNatural Calcium has a unique porous ‘honeycomb-like’ structure which reacts particularly well in the digestive system and gives it high absorption properties.

  2. A Lifestream Natural Calcium molecule has a very large surface area. This allows faster solubilisation and rapid ionisation of the calcium.

  3. Lifestream Natural Calcium also contains other important minerals necessary for the absorption of calcium including magnesium, boron, selenium, zinc, copper and iodine.

Bioavailability studies:

A study comparing the bioavailability of Lithothamnium calcareum (the ingredient in Lifestream Natural Calcium) versus calcium carbonate revealed a higher degree of bioavailability for Lithothamnium than calcium carbonate. The results indicated a significantly higher calciuric response for Lithothamnium than the calcium carbonate and therefore demonstrated greater bioavailability. Further to this, those women who had consumed Lithothamnium experienced a more prolonged decline in serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. Since PTH increases as calcium drops in the blood, the researchers concluded that Lithothamnium suppresses this response for longer and is a further indication of increased bioavailability1.

In a comparative study to evaluate the solubility of Lithothamnium calcareum (Lifestream Natural Calcium) against various other calcium sources at 3 different pH levels, Lifestream Natural Calcium proved to be the most soluble. The test method used a calcium ion selective electrode and specially designed buffer system for a more realistic digestive measure of solubility. The results showed better solubilisation of the calcium in Lithothamnium compared to two other calcium sources2.

Calcium, Vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise for strong bones

Not only is it important to ensure an adequate intake of calcium in the diet, but vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining calcium levels. Exercise, especially weight-bearing exercise is also very important to increase bone strength.

People who get plenty of sun exposure do not normally require supplemental vitamin D since sunlight induces vitamin D synthesis when it strikes bare skin. As Lifestream Natural Calcium is sourced from a pure, natural sea vegetable, it does not contain added Vitamin D. For those people who have limited outdoor sun exposure, they will find that cod liver oil is an excellent dietary source of vitamin D and traces of vitamin D are also found in egg yolks, butter and Lifestream Chlorella.

Weight-bearing exercise is any activity in which your bones and muscles work against gravity. This includes any movement in which your feet and legs bear your weight. Examples of weight-bearing exercise include walking, jogging, aerobics, tennis and dancing. It is generally recommended that we do 20-30 minutes of weight bearing exercise 3-4 times a week to help increase bone mass.

Do you have to take Calcium and Magnesium at the same time in a ratio of 2:1?

No. There are no natural calcium rich foods with a 2:1 calcium magnesium ratio and instead the ratio of calcium to magnesium varies considerably in all foods. Human breast milk contains calcium and magnesium in a ratio of 10:1 – just like cow’s milk and other natural foods. Many human cultures like the Chinese and Japanese have had strong bones for thousands of years without ever taking or relying on calcium and magnesium at a 2:1 ratio3,4.

How to take Lifestream Natural Calcium

Lifestream Natural Calcium is available in capsules and powder form. Each capsule contains 300mg of elemental calcium plus other important minerals. Each level teaspoon (2.8g) of Lifestream Natural Calcium powder provides 924mg of elemental calcium. Lifestream Natural Calcium is best taken with food at night time for optimum absorption. Lifestream Natural Calcium powder can be sprinkled onto food (just prior to serving) and can be mixed with juices. Capsules are not recommended for small children (due to the choking hazard) and therefore we advise that Lifestream Natural Calcium powder is used instead – it can be sprinkled onto young children’s food or drinks.

For more info please visit the Lifestream site.

References:

1. Zenk J.L, Leikam S.A, Kuskowski M.A. A single dose pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic comparison of two calcium supplements in pre-menopausal women. Minnesota Applied Research Center, Chanhassen, MN and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Administration Medical Centre, Minneapolis, MN. August 2004.

2. Assoumani M B. A natural calcium supplement derived from seaweed. Agro-Food Industry Hi-Tech – September/October 1997: 45-47.

3. Ling X, et al. Vertebral fractures in Beijing, China: the Beijing Osteoporosis Project. J Bone Miner Res. 2000 Oct;15 (10):2019-25

4. Dennison, E et al. Bone loss in Great Britain and Japan: a comparative longitudinal study. Bone 1998 Oct;23 (4):379-382.

Heaney RP. Calcium in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. J Intern Med. 1992 Feb;231(2):169-80

Power ML. The role of calcium in health and disease.Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Dec;181(6):1560-9.

Specker B. Evidence for an Interaction between Exercise and Nutrition for Improved Bone Health during Growth.Med Sport Sci. 2007;51:50-63.

 

Directions

Teenagers 12-15yrs: Take 1-3 capsules daily.

Adults 16+: Take 1-3 capsules daily.

Pregnancy/Breastfeeding: Take 2-4 capsules daily.

Take after food to improve absorption.

How to take Lifestream Natural Calcium

Lifestream Natural Calcium is available in capsules and powder form. Each capsule contains 300mg of elemental calcium plus other important minerals. Each level teaspoon (2.8g) of Lifestream Natural Calcium powder provides 924mg of elemental calcium. Lifestream Natural Calcium is best taken with food at night time for optimum absorption. Lifestream Natural Calcium powder can be sprinkled onto food (just prior to serving) and can be mixed with juices. Capsules are not recommended for small children (due to the choking hazard) and therefore we advise that Lifestream Natural Calcium powder is used instead – it can be sprinkled onto young children’s food or drinks.

Certified organic:

  • Lithothamnium calcareum sea-vegetable (83%)

Non-certified organic ingredients:

  • Vegetarian capsule (hypromellose and water), cornstarch, vegetable magnesium stearate made from palm fruit, silica.

Each capsule provides elemental amounts:

  • Calcium 300mg
  • Zinc 5.6mcg
  • Magnesium 28mg
  • Copper 11.8mcg
  • Phosphorus 525mcg
  • Sulphur 2.6mcg
  • Boron 22mcg
  • Iodine 5.9mcg
  • Selenium 0.9mcg

Contains no: animal products or by-products.

LifeStream

Being the first to bring Spirulina ‘down under’ in the 1980s, LifeStream launched their Aloe Vera products soon after. Along with the Spirulina product line (tablets, powder and capsules) Aloe Vera still remains one of their best selling product lines. LifeStream also offers Alkalising green powders, antioxidant supplements and a range of immune support products.

Not all vitamin supplements are created equal; in fact many dietary supplements are synthetically produced. LifeStream only uses the best ingredients from Mother Nature that keep in line with their wholefood philosophy. This is why they are known in the natural health world as specialists and reason that LifeStream is one of the most highly recommended brands.

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I like using Lithothamnium calcareum a natural sea vegetable, as my calcium supplement
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I was continuing to slide in my done density, despite weight bearing exercise at the gym. Then someone said I might be one of those people who can't properly absorb normal calcium extracts, so to try the vegetarian one. The last bone scan was normal, for the first time.

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Product Highlights

  • A complete, high-potency calcium supplement
  • Sourced from a certified organic sea vegetable
  • Highly bioavailable - readily absorbed by the body
  • See also: Lifestream Natural Calcium Powder

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