Degenerative problems affect over 43 million Americans. Arthritis accounts for over 44 million outpatient visits and more than three-quarter of a million hospitalizations every year. Arthritis is second only to heart disease costing the nation over 65 billion each year. As the baby-boomers age, experts calculate that arthritis will affect 60 million Americans, or 20% of the total population.
Osteoporosis is also a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of the people 50 years of age and older. In the U.S. today, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and related fractures. Of the 10 million Americans estimated to have osteoporosis, eight million are women and 2 million are men.
A lot of the suffering and pain associated with degenerative problems can be minimized with proper diet, exercise and intelligent dietary supplementation. Intelligent dietary supplementation begins with a mineral supplement that has calcium properly balanced with other nutrients that are necessary for calcium absorption and re-absorption into the bones. If not properly balanced, calcium ends up being leached from the bones and being deposited in the soft tissues. In fact, Pathologists report that over 85% of all autopsies done on people over 65 demonstrate calcification of soft tissue within the body. Therefore, it does not appear that a calcium deficiency causes degenerative bone disease, but rather a condition whereby the calcium is being leached from the bones and being deposited in the soft tissues due to nutrient imbalance.
Coral Calcium is a salt of calcium derived from fossilized or live coral reefs. The coral calcium market is dominated by Okinawa coral calcium and Brazilian coral calcium:
There is a new category of coral that is neither above-sea nor below. In fact, it is not from Okinawa. This new coral is harvested live as it washes up on the beaches of Northern Brazil. The certificates of analysis on this product show it has more than 24 times the trace mineral content of Okinawa corals (both above and below-sea varieties). The calcium and magnesium levels are stronger, too. This Brazilian coral is the only product so far that has not had it's minerals depleted through aging in the elements, since it is picked up as it washes in while still living. It is cold processed, unlike Okinawa corals, to retain the marine nutrients, proteins, amino acids and pytochemicals.
Additionally, our Coral Calcium section includes articles and studies about calcium, the different forms including coral calcium, the proper calcium to magnesium ratio and drugs that interfere with calcium absorption and metabolism.
Coral Calcium Supreme, Bob Barefoot Coral Calcium, Okinawa Coral, Sango Coral, Ionized Coral, Clinical Grade, Physician Formulated . . . with so many versions all claiming to be the best, which should you take? See the product comparison at Coral Calcium Watch-Dog
Do not buy "Cheap Coral Calcium". It is not a bargain. Genuine Coral Calcium is expensive to harvest, ship and process properly. The stores and many web sites are filled with brands that cut corners such as:
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