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enefits And Area Effects Of Coral Calcium

Coral calcium is the talk of the town nowadays when it comes to calcium supplements. As studies show, coral calcium is comparable to that of the bones in the body and it is an economical source of calcium. Coral calcium also has minerals such as magnesium, potassium and sodium. But as they say, the trace minerals integrated in coral calcium are also needy on which locality the coral calcium was harvested.


There are apparently two sources of coral calcium; those taken from fossilized calcium above the sea and those from under the sea. The ones taken from above the sea are mineral deposits that were once a part of a coral reef. These limestones are made into powder form that is mixed with other ingredients. Coral calcium comes from below the sea are harvested with caution. This type of coral calcium is carefully taken by vacuuming the coral calcium sand that forms along the outer edges of the living corals. In the United States, majority of the coral calcium circulating the market comes from Okinawa, Japan. One downside of Okinawa coral calcium is that it is said to contain high levels of mercury and lead.


Coral calcium is very beneficial to the human body. It is said to regulate normal blood temperature, cleans the kidneys and liver. It also regulates normal blood sugar. Additional benefits of coral calcium are: strengthen bones and teeth and help boost the immune system. Coral calcium is also good for the heart. Women will also find it such a relief that coral calcium helps in reducing severe PMS problems and symptoms.

Adverse Effects

Since coral calcium is literally new in the market, the next probable question that we may ask is its side effects in the human body (if there’s any). One immediate side effect that health experts saw in the intake of coral calcium is gastrointestinal problems like constipation. Others also complain of excessive intestinal gas and bloating or the feeling of being overstuffed.

Another health risk possibility is poisoning. Since coral calcium is taken from above or below the sea, it is likely that these corals and shell may have absorbed poisonous materials that are present in sea waters such as lead and mercury and other toxic materials are being dumped in our sea waters currently. Although coral calcium, like many other supplements that we are taking go through a manufacturing process before it is sold in the market, there are still possibilities that harmful materials may still be present like uranium, manganese and strontium. All of these are dangerous and are not recommended for human consumption.

There may be a lot of benefits of coral calcium in our body but taking necessary precaution is still the wise decision or the wise move that we can do. Always consult your doctor before taking in any dietary supplement in order to ensure that you are now over dosing or under dosing, either case will not render any beneficial outcome in our body.

Also keep in mind that whether the source of your daily calcium requirement is coral or other pills and tablets, there is still a chance of over dosing calcium which may result to calcium deposits in your kidney and or gallbladder. To be certain, regulate your intake of calcium supplement and ask your physician's advice.

By: Daryl B. Chapman

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