Coral Info

Coral Benefits

The Calcium of Natural Coral Grains

Your body absorbs sango calcium more efficiently, more naturally, than other store- bought calcium supplements. Why?

It’s Porous.

Coral calcium comes from the remains of coral and is naturally porous—it’s full of microscopic holes. Even the smallest grains of powdered calcium coral are a few microns in size, so the powder retains this porous quality. What does this mean?

The Calcium of Natural Coral Grains
  • It’s less dense than calcium carbonate from limestone, and absorbs quickly into your bloodstream.
  • It’s easier for your stomach to handle.
  • It has greater surface area: because of all the holes, one gram of coral calcium is larger than one gram of other types of calcium carbonate. This means that gram for gram, more calcium is exposed to and absorbed by the cells in your body.
  • It has high bioavailability: high absorption means more calcium reaches your system, and less leaves your body as waste. So you get the coral calcium benefits: sango calcium, magnesium and various other coral minerals you need.

What benefits can you enjoy from Okinawa Coral Calcium?

In addition to calcium and magnesium, coral calcium supplements also contain various trace minerals—a bonus only found in coral calcium.

  • Coral calcium powder was, at one time, part of the living reef. And living coral absorbs and produces elements and minerals – plus calcium and magnesium – essential to all living beings. Fossilized coral calcium retains many of these elements and minerals. Other calcium carbonate substances are, well, just plain calcium carbonate.
  • And conveniently, the balance of these minerals in naturally occurring coral calcium is ideal for your body.

How does Marine Bio bring coral calcium to you?

Our four decades of experience has consistently shown that coral generally falls into two categories, depending on the relative content of naturally occurring calcium and magnesium. We collect the coral, test it, and divide it into either Coral Calcium Powder (CCP) or Sango Mineral Powder (SMP).

  • CCP: Most of the fossilized coral we find contains roughly 34% calcium and 1.5% magnesium. We granulate samples matching these percentages into CCP.
  • SMP: In certain locations on the ocean floor, we locate fossilized marine coral that has the rare—and IDEAL—balance of calcium and magnesium in a 2:1 ratio. This fossilized coral is powdered to produce SMP.

Calcium Absorption in Humans

Calcium Absorption in Humans

Calcium absorption summary by Kunihiko Ishitani, Eiko Itakura, Shiro Goto, and Takatoshi Esashi, “Calcium Absorption from the Ingestion of Coral-Derived Calcium by Humans”.

Calcium Material Surfaces

As you can see from the following microscopic photos of various calcium material surfaces, one of the benefits of Marine Bio coral calcium is its porousness. These natural pores allow coral calcium to have more surface area per gram, allowing stomach acid to come in contact more efficiently for easier absorption by the body.

Coral Calcium

Coral Calcium

Egg Calcium

Egg Calcium

Dolomite Calcium

Dolomite Calcium

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate

Consumer Info

Calcium to Magnesium Ratio of 2:1?

Some coral calcium companies claim that a calcium to magnesium ratio of 2:1 does not occur naturally anywhere. Is this true?

No. Coral grains contain various amounts of calcium and magnesium, in a broad range of ratios. In fossilized above sea coral, it’s true that the ratio of calcium to magnesium is usually around 34:0.6. But in Okinawa Marine Coral, there is broad variance. We have been collecting coral grains from the ocean floor for four decades. In that time, we have found areas where, because of environmental and climatologic conditions unique to Okinawa, coral grains contain around 20% calcium and 10% magnesium—a ratio of 2:1.

Calcium to Magnesium Ratio of 2:1?

How do you Obtain coral?

The area where Marine Coral can be taken is authorized by the Okinawa prefectural government .Our collection method ensures that the living reef is protected and safe—we leave no more than a footprint in the sand. In ocean depths no less than 60 meters,
we pump coral grains directly from the ocean floor. Our collection tubes actually touch the floor, and create less turbulence in the water than passing rainfall. And how much coral do we take from the sea? .005% of the total natural fossilized coral grains produced each year.

We go above and beyond government regulations for protecting the living reef. See Environmental Standards for details.

What is important about 100% Okinawa coral?

Fossilized coral deposits exist in many locations, but Okinawa coral is unmatched for quality and purity. The semi-tropical waters, the right amount of sunlight, and the variety of organisms living in the Okinawa reefs infuse the coral with the right mixture of nutrients. Be careful—some companies mix minute amounts of Okinawa coral powder with fossilized coral from other parts of the world, and claim to be selling Okinawa Coral. Our products are The ONLY 100% OKINAWA CORAL PRODUCTS on the market today, because we will not compromise quality for convenience.

What’s the difference between Marine Coral* and Above Sea Coral (ASC)?

As long as it’s Okinawa coral, we use both land and Marine Coral deposits to make our coral calcium products. Marine Coral is on the ocean floor, while Above Sea Coral (ASC) is on land. ASC tends to have a much higher relative calcium content—other minerals in above sea coral dissipate over time, while the amount of calcium remains fairly constant. But the major difference is that the ideal and natural 2:1 calcium to magnesium ratio is only found in Marine Coral — our Sango Mineral Powder.

* Marine Coral = fossilized marine coral

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