Coral Complex was the first (1999) powdered coral capsule product in the USA. The formula has become the most popular and successful coral capsule formula in the USA. There are no plans to modify this formula because it works so well. All of the ingredients have been proven by years in the marketplace, to be the perfect synergistic combination.
Coral Complex consists of the following ingredients:
Coral powder: 600mg per capsule delivers 300mg of calcium and 73 trace minerals. Coral is an excellent calcium supplement because it is readily absorbable and has not been known to cause constipation as is common with other calcium supplements. However, the presence of the trace minerals (every mineral needed by the human body) is perhaps more important than the calcium.
Calcium Citrate: 5mg of calcium from citrate per capsule. Originally formulated for the synergistic enhancement between the calciums.
Vitamin D: 400IU Vitamin D3 as cholecalceriferol is in each capsule. This Vitamin D3 is derived from a natural source (lanolin from sheep hair). Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) is necessary to charge the Vitamin D receptors of the small intestine that are instrumental in the uptake of calcium. Most naturopathic doctors believe that 1000 - 1500 IU of Vitamin D is necessary to fully charge the Vitamin D receptors. Many people are Vitamin D deficient because they get very little sunshine without sun block or hats. Typically, about one hour of unprotected morning sun will allow the body to produce 10,000 IU of Vitamin D.
Vitamin C: 5mg of Vitamin C is in each capsule. This small amount of Vitamin C was added for the synergistic effect on the formula.
Magnesium: 50mg of magnesium as citrate and oxide has been added. The main reason for this is the general impression that high ratio of magnesium is needed with calcium. It is true that calcium needs magnesium to be present for a natural balance to exist. The relationships of minerals are intricate and complex. Calcium and magnesium have an antagonistic relationship, meaning calcium and magnesium block each other. Magnesium is naturally present in coral (at a 40:1 ratio) in a similar ratio as found in the human body.
Malic Acid: is derived from apple juice and is known to prevent the clumping of calcium. Although the calcium found in coral has never been known to clump, the malic acid is added for this reason.
Betaine HCL: is a substance that stimulates the production of stomach acid. The small amount of betaine HCL in each capsule was intended to trigger the production of stomach acid for enhanced digestion of the coral minerals.
Suggested Use: Take 3 per day or as advised by your health professional.