Calcium seaweed is a marine plant multi-mineral complex, derived from the cytoskeleton of the red seaweed Lithothamnion sp. (L. corallioides, L. tophiforme), it is sustainably harvested from the pristine waters of the North Atlantic near the Arctic Ocean which is then washed, dried and milled naturally.
Over the course of the seaweed's life, minerals are accumulated from the seawater, and stored as carbonate salts in the plants cell wall. It contains significant quantities of calcium (32%), magnesium (2.2%) as well as trace amounts of 72 additional minerals complexed together in a structure engineered by the cell wall of the seaweed Lithothamnion sp.
Calcium seaweed has superior bioavailability than other commonly available calcium sources. The high content of calcium level and the superior bioavailability of calcium seaweed make it an ideal supplement in food and nutraceutical applications for bone and teeth health.
In addition, seaweed calcium has an intricate and unique 3-dimensional structure moulded by the cell wall of Lithothanmion sp., this unique feature is associated with the novel bioactivities attributed to the product when compared with other sources of multi-mineral complexes.
Calcium seaweed has been shown to improve mobility and reduce the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis in over 30 peer reviewed publications. It has also been reported to have benefits on digestive health and cardiovascular health.