Truth About Coral Calcium
is a confusing array of coral calcium products on
the market today, each with a different price and
varying claims. Naturally, every company tries to
position their brand as the premium form of coral
calcium. Some common terms and claims include the
following: Robert Barefoot formula, Okinawan coral,
fossilized land grade, marine grade, sango, ionized,
clinical, physician formulated, etc.
Begin By Clarifying Some Terms
Robert Barefoot Formula
companies, each with a different formula, either have
Dr. Barefoot's name on their formula or advertise
that they represent him in some way. Some of these
companies actually do represent him, but many do not.
Coral Calcium products on the market are from Okinawa,
Japan. There are products that use Caribbean and South
American sources. These products also are much less
expensive, with the average price being about $2.00
per pound for the raw coral powder.
Suppliers using these sources have a huge profit margin.
On the other hand, coral calcium from Okinawa, Japan
is much higher in price. The biggest difference between
coral calcium from Japan and coral calcium from other
locations is the only coral calcium that has been
extensively studied is the Okinawan coral calcium.
Land Coral vs. Marine Grade Coral
are two main types of coral: the high-grade marine
coral harvested from the ocean and the low grade rock
coral (or fossilized coral) harvested from the beaches.
The low-grade coral has many of its nutrients leached
out by the weathering over thousands of year and is
considerably lower priced than the marine grade. It
contains about 38% calcium but only 1% magnesium.
Most often, suppliers mix in low quality fillers to
bump up the magnesium content.
The high-grade marine coral is produced by the disintegration
of the coral reef caused by wave action and other
natural processes. In Okinawa, the ocean currents
carry this coral sand about four miles out to sea
where it gets deposited into deep channels. It then
is carefully vacuumed up and any potential losses
are carried further out to sea by the ocean currents
and away from the reefs. It contains about 20% calcium
and 10% magnesium, naturally. Nothing else needs to
be added. It is already in its most perfect form.
Those selling cheap rock coral try to boost their
sales by informing the public that mining the marine
coral is destroying the reefs. Nothing could be further
from the truth. In fact, these lies have offended
the coral reef experts in Japan. In addition, those
selling cheap rock coral calcium claim that the marine
coral does not contain the perfect 2:1 ratio of calcium
This of course is also false as there are hundreds
of official Japanese assays that dispute this claim
along with numerous scientific publications that describe
the 2:1 ratio.
bottom line is that there are millions of Japanese
who consume this high-grade marine coral daily while
there are virtually only a few Japanese who consume
The Japanese cannot understand how the Americans
can be duped into paying a high-grade price for such
a low-grade product.
The answer is greed.
about 90% of the American market is taking the low-grade
tell the difference, look at the label.
It should say "marine coral" with
about 20% calcium to 10% magnesium from coral calcium.
If the calcium is much higher or the magnesium
is low or if it has added magnesium oxide, you are
coral calcium is the marine grade coral calcium from
body must reduce any form of incoming calcium into
calcium ions before it can use it. These charged particles
of elemental calcium called ionized calcium are the
only way the body can use calcium. Since coral minerals
contain calcium already in the ionized form, the body
can use the calcium immediately without having to
break it down.
The good news: all coral calcium is ionized.
There is no standard rating system for coral calcium,
including "clinical grade". Some companies claim
to have "clinical grade" coral calcium, but no explanation
is offered to how this is different from any other.
formulas on the market are very simple formulations,
based on Dr. Carl Reich's work from 1950 to 1992.
He combined calcium with other minerals and vitamin
D to help his patients overcome major health issues.
A physician's involvement is overkill.
Are You Being Cheated
calcium powder does not contain 100% calcium. Coral
calcium powder should actually be called coral mineral
powder since it is full of 73+ minerals other than
By weight, marine coral powder, like our private label
brand, should contain a minimum of 20% calcium, 10%
magnesium, and various trace minerals.
There are many unscrupulous companies that are making
millions of dollars by selling cheap, poor quality
above ground coral and adding junk fillers.
Don't get ripped off by companies selling cheap quality
coral calcium supplements! Here are some guidelines
to know if you are being ripped off:
Are Being Cheated If:
- The calcium content
is greater than 24% and/or there is added calcium
from another source (calcium citrate)
- The magnesium content
is less than 10% and/or there is added magnesium
from another source (magnesium oxide)
- There are added
cheap fillers (additional vitamins from questionable
sources or toxic
excipients such as magnesium stearate, vegetable
stearate, stearic acid, etc.)
Don't Let Our Low
Prices Fool You!
coral calcium is the highest quality marine coral
calcium available. We only distribute premium quality
coral calcium from Okinawa, Japan that has been processed
in an FDA-inspected facility. Our product is laboratory
tested and potency is guaranteed.
We add absolutely nothing to our coral calcium powder.
You are getting exactly what you are paying for --
pure coral powder.
Our coral calcium capsules contain only coral
calcium powder in a rice bran powder base. There are
absolutely no toxic excipients or questionable fillers.
There must be some type of flow agent for the encapsulating
machines and we choose rice bran powder over magnesium
stearate, vegetable stearate, stearic acid, etc.
We go directly to the raw supplier and buy in bulk.
We put our own label on our products so we can save
you money. We don't have to pay for someone's name
or for his or her endorsement.
Check the labels on other coral calcium products and
you will find the other companies selling coral calcium
products cannot make the same claims that we make.
The bottom line, all Okinawan coral calcium comes
from the same place, why pay for a name and cheap