Lifestream Natural Calcium powder, from lithothamnium calcareum sea vegetable. 100% Pure Powder. The complete high potency calcium supplement. Contains essential co factors, magnesium, boron, selenium and zinc for maximum absorption and bone health. Natures Calcium rich food. Lifestream natural calcium is a breakthrough in calcium supplements, providing a genuine source of highly bioavailable natural calcium. It is the only calcium that is gluten free, dairy free and contains no animal products or by products. Certified Organic. 100 gm
RRP $20.50, healthy.co.nz price $18.95.
Adequate calcium is vital for everyone
Calcium is one of the most vital and important minerals in our body. It is also the most abundant, with 99% being deposited in our bones, teeth and nails. It is important for the normal function of our heart, muscles and nerve tissue and is relied on by the body for the development and maintenance of bone structure. To ensure we maintain excellent bone health, it is essential we receive sufficient quantities of calcium every day. Even more important is to ensure that the body can absorb and utilise the calcium it is given.
The best sources are always natural; however calcium is high in only a very limited number of foods. Although we imagine our bones are permanent, they are actually being constantly eroded throughout our life and replaced with new bone tissue. In fact, our entire skeleton is re-newed every 7 years or so! If we do not have enough calcium in our diet, our body takes the necessary calcium straight from our bones to cover all the other functions. This can result in low bone density and weakness, especially in later life.
Are you getting enough Calcium?
It has been estimated that 90% of New Zealand women at some time do not meet their recommended daily calcium intake.
You may need more calcium if:
You are a women - especially over 35 years old
You are on a dairy-free diet or have an allergy to dairy food
You are on a restricted diet of some sort
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You are elderly
You have a lot of coffee, tea or salt in your diet
You smoke or drink alcohol daily
You have a high intake of protein
You do not exercise regularly
You have a history of bone fractures
You are underweight or small boned
You have growing children or teens and want to increase their calcium intake.
Take after food to improve absorption. Add to smoothies, water with a squeeze of lemon, juices or use in baking.
Adults: 1 teaspoon (2.8 grams) daily
Children age 6-12 yrs: Take 1/2 teaspoon daily.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women: Take ¾-1 ¼ teaspoons daily.
Lifestream Natural Calcium
Lifestream Natural Calcium is a breakthrough in calcium supplements, providing a completely natural way to get your calcium unlike any other common source. It comes from a rare, natural sea-vegetable lithothamnium calcareum that is found in the pure, pristine waters off the South West coast of Ireland. Lifestream Natural Calcium is 32-34% pure elemental calcium - a remarkable high natural source of calcium. For many years, people around the world have enjoyed the nutritious properties of sea vegetables including seaweeds, recognising them as a rich source of health-giving minerals and nutrients. They rapidly absorb the natural minerals and nutrients from seawater and eventually grown into coral-like structures with high mineral and trace element content.
Natural Calcium from Unique Celtic Origins
The fascinating life story of this rare sea-vegetable explains why it is so unique. Lifestream Natural Calcium is found in a specific location in the ocean off the Beara Peninsula on the Irish coast. Here amongst the cleanest and purest waters found anywhere in the world grows the rare, tiny sea-vegetable called Lithothamnium calcareum which is naturally made up of a wide variety of essential nutrients including calcium, magnesium, boron and zinc. It grows for around five years absorbing minerals and nutrients from the sea. It then calcifies and falls to the ocean bed, where local tidal patterns conspire to wash and gather it into one deep bed, the location of which is known to only a few people.
The seabed is harvested using a specially adapted boat called Marigot Bay with exclusive rights from Irish Authorities. Skippered by a local man with many years experience, he knows exactly where to harvest to obtain the highest quality sea vegetable, whilst allowing the bed to be constantly renewed. Once ashore, it is washed thoroughly in fresh water, checked for quality and purity, then dried and milled into powder meeting the most stringent quality and hygiene standards.
Lifestream Natural Calcium Superior Absorption from Mother Nature
Lifestream Natural Calcium is highly absorbable because of its exclusive porous structure and its natural Calcium/Magnesium ratio of 10:1 which is unique among calcium sources. Magnesium is an essential mineral, 70% of the body's stores make up bone along with Calcium and Phosphorous. Lifestream, Natural Calcium also contains other naturally occurring trace elements that help enhance absorption and are important for bone health including zinc, magnesium, selenium, boron and phosphorus.
Lifestream Natural Calcium is 100% Vegetarian/Vegan, Gluten free, dairy free, G.E Free and contains no animal by-products.
Take Some Extra Vitamin D
Many studies have shown that the presence of Vitamin D in the body helps enhance the absorption of calcium. As far as we know, all the Vitamin D added to dietary supplements is an animal origin. As lifestream Natural Calcium is a pure, vegetarian whole food source of calcium and trace minerals, it does not contain added Vitamin D. However, there are other natural ways to ensure you are getting enough Vitamin D in your diet. Exposure to sunlight is one, as Vitamin D is synthesised by the action of sunlight on the skin. Natural forms of Vitamin D are also available from fish liver oils, egg yolks, milk, sprouted seeds and Lifestream Chlorella.
100% Premium Lithothamnium calcareum sea vegetable.
Natural Calcium Mineral Analysis: Per teaspoon (2.8 grams) provides elemental amounts (typical analysis) Calcium 924mg, Magnesium 79mg, Phosphorus 1.7mg, Boron 22mcg, Selenium 2.8mcg, Zinc 6mcg, Copper 5.6mcg, Sulphur 8.4mg, Iodine 6mcg.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients contained in this product.