AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost

AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost

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KevMac

Manchester, UK

#1 Sep 7, 2008
Hi

I'm a 59 year old male that has just been diagnosed with ostoeporosis. Came as a bit of a shock as I've always been quite active.(rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain-biking etc)
However, I really don't like the sound of the normal medication so I was wondering if anyone out there had tried AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost to good effect.
barbara

Lithia, FL

#2 Nov 16, 2008
I have taken Algaecal-stronium boost for over a year and I just had a bone density test.

Before I started Algaecla-Stronium boost my density reading was -2.6. This week I had a density test and it was -1.5.
Alice Trahan

Tujunga, CA

#3 Dec 21, 2008
Stop playing this advertising game. Barbara or whoever you are. This is my story.

I was lured into using Algaecal about two years ago. My bone density went from osteopenia to severe osteoporosis! I then found out that the calcium compound in Algaecal is calcium carbonate, the same junk found in Tums. I can't believe I fell for this crap. I emailed the Canadian company and realized that they don't have a clue about calcium. By the way, they claim and show a photo that they get the seaweed from a beach, or near the coast - how polluted this could be!

AT
Michelle

Canada

#4 Jul 13, 2009
Alice, I would just like to correct you on some things regarding Algaecal. You can not acuse Barbara of advertising for algaecal, perhaps the product did not work for you, but I have found plenty of true success stories with algaecal. Have a look at their website, they do have actual testimonials and clinic evidence that the product works. You can download the entire study, and they even offer a guarantee that the product will work, so if you had tried algaecal like you say, then you must have been refunded as per the guarantee?

Also if you read the site, you will see that the algae that is the calcium is tested for toxins and pollutants etc... And it is not the same as calcium carbonate, in fact it was just certified organic by the USDA.

Do you know of any calcium carbonate that is certified organic?

I will continue to use algaecal plus because it works for me.
Jenny - Australia

Australia

#5 Aug 15, 2009
I read about K2 (my health shop had never heard of it when I asked them!!)in Nexus magazine and how it takes the calcium out of the arteries and puts it into bones where it belongs - however only K1 is in most calcium products which really doesn't do the same job at all... I am going to try AlgaeCal Plus and see how it goes. Suppposed to be good for the heart too - I was reading too that most most cancer patients have low calcium! Its not real cheap but I waste a lot of other money on rubbish, so why not.
saeed

Karachi, Pakistan

#6 Mar 14, 2010
hi, can anybody inform me that (in pakistan, is it available? if yes...so) where the algaecal and strontium boost is found?
Tracy Stover

Van Nuys, CA

#7 Mar 25, 2010
It's so obvious that some of the posts above are from the company itself. AlgaeCal is nothing more than calcium carbonate, plus lead and mercury. What a scam! Dr. Fujita slapped on their face with his article: http://www.articlesbase.com/womens-health-art...
AlgaeCal

Canada

#8 Mar 29, 2010
The author of the article, Dr. Fujita, is an owner of a competing calcium who has been in trouble with the FTC in the past for making wild claims regarding his product

AlgaeCal has been compared to calcium carbonate in the CEVA study showing superior absorption and in the human osteoblast study showing several fold greater effects on human bone building cells versus calcium carbonate. The study was done by University of Connecticut and will soon be published in a prominent peer reviewed journal. How can a plant derived complex of minerals with superior clinical results in comparative research be called calcium carbonate????

You can see the study here http://www.algaecal.com/PDF/Osteoblast-Study....
Tracy Stover

Van Nuys, CA

#9 Mar 31, 2010
This is so funny. AlgaeCal is from seaweed but the calcium compound is calcium carbonate. If you compare two calcium carbonate products and find one is better, this really means it is more purified than the other.

Then again, AlgaeCal is produced "organically" - certified by USDA. This means it doesn't go through the common-sense cleaning, extraction process. How would it be purer than other calcium carbonate products, e.g., Caltrate or Tums?

Please, learn some basics before you start "inventing" any more magic cure products!

Oh, by the way, don't bad mouth Dr Fujita!
AlgaeCal

Canada

#10 Apr 1, 2010
Tracey I am not sure what connection you have to Dr Fujita? How could you know this person and why do you trust what he says?

I think everyone in this forum would be interested in hearing why you are promoting the slander of Dr Fujita?

AlgaeCal has not bad mouthed Dr Fujita or his Advacal product, we just don't think it is fair to make things up about our product.

If anyone was to visit the AlgaeCal site and look into our clinical evidence and the customer testimonials you would understand that what you and Dr Fujita are saying is just not true.

Don't you think that if Algaecal was polluted the FDA Health Canada would step in? We manufacture everything at http://www.pnppharmaceuticals.com/ and they have quality control, they would not manufacture anything that could harm someone.

It is common sense, use your head?
Tracy Stover

Van Nuys, CA

#11 Apr 1, 2010
No, I have absolutely no relationship with Dr Fujita. I just happened to have osteoporosis, and happened to be a Senior Researcher at a large medical center. I just can't stand people getting ripped off by con artists.

Dr Fujita busted coral calcium years ago and he's on your back this time. I have nothing but great respect for him.

So you have your product algaecal encapsuled by this small Canadian manufacturer - so you don't even produce your own product, you are just a marketing company that has a "great idea".

Based on your manufacturer's website they just do encapsuling, they don't do anything to your raw material, they don't even crush your calcified seaweed. On the other hand, if they do sanitize your seaweed, it wouldn't be organic would it?

It's very simple, your calcified seaweed product algaecal is calcium carbonate - Dr Fujita is absolutely right.

I start to suspect that you don't even know it's calcium carbonate, do you?
Shawn

Cameroon

#12 Jun 21, 2010
Does anyone know of any other clinical studies that have been done on algaecal? I saw a link to one study http://www.ncbi.nl m....pubmed/20213262 in this forum and then I found another algaecal study on that site http://www.ncbi.nl m....pubmed/20528255

Is there any more out there?

thanks
Rita Clarke

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Jun 29, 2010
Most of the comments on the research that I've seen are pretty negative. People seem to have a problem with the company's business practices (scam?). Be careful.
ken

Kissimmee, FL

#14 Sep 10, 2010
I can tell you as a 58 year old male that went from a -2.1 to a -1.7 t-score after taking AlgaeCal for one year, I believe in the product.
lisa

Phoenix, AZ

#15 Jan 12, 2011
I sure hope this product isn't just a scam because it's playing with people's lives here. People with osteoperosis can fall, break a hip and die sooner than the average person. I just ordered a months supply of algaecal plus the strontium boost. I don't have time to waste here and the drug prescriptions for bone building has too many painful and annoying side effects. These negative comments make me worry. The product is expensive and can't really afford it.
chris

Millbury, MA

#16 Jan 22, 2011
@ AlgaeCal-has the article in the peer reviewed journal to which you referred in March 2010 been published yet? If so, could you please direct me to it? Thank you.
Ann- Birmingham UK

Cheltenham, UK

#17 May 13, 2011
I'm desperately trying to get some unbiased information about AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost and its reliability. I have recently tried 2 types of Bisphonates prescribed by my GP but suffered some dreadful side effects. I would like to give AlgaeCal a try but am very frustrated by the 'in fighting' between two companies and cannot
decide which are true opinions.

Can anyone please be truthful about these products and provide an honest judgement from their own experience. Thank you.
Jen - Canada

Victoria, Canada

#18 Jul 14, 2011
Jenny - Australia wrote:
I read about K2 (my health shop had never heard of it when I asked them!!)in Nexus magazine and how it takes the calcium out of the arteries and puts it into bones where it belongs - however only K1 is in most calcium products which really doesn't do the same job at all... I am going to try AlgaeCal Plus and see how it goes. Suppposed to be good for the heart too - I was reading too that most most cancer patients have low calcium! Its not real cheap but I waste a lot of other money on rubbish, so why not.
Jenny-Australia, You can get LIFESTREAM NATURAL CALCIUM made by a company in New Zealand It is a superior product with approx 13 years of research.(ALGAECAL has spent a minimal amount of time on research.)
Jen - Canada

Victoria, Canada

#19 Jul 14, 2011
Jenny-Australia, You can get LIFESTREAM NATURAL CALCIUM made by a company in New Zealand It is a superior product with approx 13 years of research.(ALGAECAL has spent a minimal amount of time on research.)
carolynann

Caloundra, Australia

#20 Aug 20, 2011
Hi, I have been reading all these comments with interest. I have just bought some algaecal, not for the calcium supplement but for the borax (3mg). I believe that we osteoporosis and arthritis sufferers are depleted in something else and now concluse it it is probably borax.
On researching, Ihave found that the incident of arthritis is very low where borax is not depleted from the soil - like in Israel, Western Australia etc. In most places it has become depleted.
Also algaecal contains other trace elements, such as strontium. So, as we can find calcium in natural products, I am not obsessing about calcium. I will take Algaecal and do a bone density test in a few months - I am 67 and was at high risk of fracture.
Comments about the borax please.

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