Natural Calcium Capsules
Lifestream Natural Calcium, from lithothamnium calcareum sea vegetable. The complete high potency calcium supplement. Contains naturally occurring, 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 gluten free, dairy free and contains no animal products or by products, so is suitable for Vegans. 60 capsules
RRP $20.50, healthy.co.nz price $18.95.
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 renewed 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 capsules after food with liquid.
Adults: Take 1 to 3 capsules daily.
Pregnant or Breastfeeding Mothers: Take 2 to 4 Capsules daily.
Children 6-12 years: Take 1 capsule daily. For those who cannot swallow a capsule, you could consider Lifestream Natural Calcium Powder, instead of these capsules.
Note: Capsules are not recommended for small children.
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 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.
Lifestream Natural Calcium 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.
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.
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.
Certified organic Lithothamnium calcareum sea-vegetable, non-certified vegetarian capsule (hypromellose and water), cornstarch, vegetable magnesium stearate made from palm fruit, silica dioxide.
Each 2 Capsules provide: Sodium 8.6 mg, Iron 1.4 mg, Calcium 601 mg, Magnesium 52.4 mg, Iodine 128 mcg. This product is vegan and free from dairy, soy, gluten and wheat.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients contained in this formula.