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The Ecology of Coral

Coral is an ancient, living organic matter formed in semi-tropical seas by tiny animals called coral polyps. A piece of coral is usually made up of the former homes of many coral polyps. As one polyp dies, another builds its home upon the first. This occurs layer upon layer until a large mass, known as a “coral reef” is formed. How is coral harvested? Marine Coral...

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The History of Coral

The first use of coral in medicine is impossible to document, but it can be traced back thousands of years. The use of mariceuticals (medicine from marine organisms) is well-documented in ancient Arabic and Chinese literature. However, the first specific mention of coral is found in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, which dates back some 5,000 years. Coral was first introduced as medicine to the...

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Coral LLC is one of the largest importer/suppliers of Caribbean above-sea coral

Coral minerals have been used for thousands of years as dietary supplements for trace and macro minerals. Coral contains essential bioavailable calcium — plus 73 other essential minerals — and has provided fantastic health results for our founder and CEO along with thousands of others around the globe.Since 1998, Coral LLC has been innovative in its use of coral minerals and continues...

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A HEALTH STORE OWNER’S OWN Health Story

SANDRA BEN-JOSEPH is a hard-working, energetic vegetarian who owns and operates Natural Solutions, Etc., a health food store in El Paso, Texas. But her lifestyle wasn’t always so healthy, and like many others who find themselves turning to supplements and to alternative and complementary medicine, Sandra faced an acute health crisis—at a very young age. At 25 she became what she calls...

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Ask the Herbal Pharmacist About Coral Minerals

by Dave Foreman, R.Ph., N.D. Why is buying coral calcium/minerals like doing one-stop shopping for your mineral supplement needs? This month, Herbal Pharmacist Dave Foreman tells how and why he became a coral calcium fan. We are a mineral-deficient society. Face it, not only does the typical American diet lack minerals, but even if you tried to eat a diet high in foods typically containing...

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Bone Loss–NOT JUST A WOMEN’S ISSUE

The new NOF guidelines recommend a bone-mineral density X-ray test for all men 70 and older, just like women 65 and older have long been urged to get. (Some men and women may need the tests sooner if other factors put them at high risk.) according to the NOF, twelve million men are at risk of the disease, yet, despite the large number of men affected, osteoporosis remains under-diagnosed and...

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Minerals – Boron

Boron has long been known to be essential in plants, but was established as an essential mineral for humans in 1990 (Berger); and is now recognized as an essential trace mineral in plants where it is involved in a number of important metabolic functions. Boron occurs in sea water at the infinitesimal level of 4,600 ppb, and in the stony coral samples tested at 0.182 ppm. Its exact role in the...

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CALCIUM, VITAMIN D & Women’s Health

The latest research shows that vitamin D and calcium are critical nutrients for women’s health. In particular, new studies shed light on the healthy benefits of this nutritional combination for maintaining reproductive health and reducing risk of hip fractures as women age. The Women’s...

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Calcium–Multiple Benefits FOR MULTIPLE GENERATIONS

THE MANY HEALTH BENEFITS OF CALCIUM If you think that only children and women over 50 need calcium, think again. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that the average adult in the U.S. gets only 500 to 700 mg per day, although the FDA says adults 50 and younger need 1,000 mg a day, and those over 50 need 1,200 mg. That isn’t just women; men are just as deficient according to the...

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Minerals – Chromium

As much as 90 percent of the U.S. population may be Chromium deficient (Bergner). Chromium is not a trace mineral, but is an essential mineral. It is an integral part of many enzymes and hormones and works well as a cofactor with insulin to move glucose from the blood into the cells. (Lepore) It is important in carbohydrate metabolism and a blood-sugar balancer almost without equal. (Thomas)...

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CORAL MINERALS, Mother Sea

Most people’s health benefits from calcium and other mineral supplements. But calcium isn’t the only mineral missing from our foods. The modern diet with its reliance on heavily milled and refined grains, processed foods, and few fresh fruits and vegetables ensures that millions of men and women in the United States have a dietary calcium or other mineral deficiency. Certainly, most...

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Coral Purity BEYOND FDA REGULATIONS

Pure food advocates applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this June when the federal watchdog service established new regulations to require good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for dietary supplements. The rules represent an important step forward the dietary supplement industry. The new rules require testing for potency and purity, better record keeping, and established guidelines for...

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Filler Free, PLEASE

ONE OF THE GROWING AREAS OF CONSUMER INTEREST is the fillers and additives used in foods, cosmetics, personal care and household cleaning products, and even our vitamins. That is because not everything added to our foods or other products is good for us. Nobody thinks for example that aspar tame, the non-calorie sweetener, is desirable from a health standpoint and one published repor t links its...

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Holiday Stress ACTION PLAN

Stress ReliefOKAY, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON.Your relatives are coming over, or you’re traveling to visit them. Perhaps you’re bummed out about your love life, work life, life in general. Maybe you have feelings of abandonment and loss, or you’re worried about finances. You feel like you should be enjoying the winter holidays, but all you can think is, “Help!”...

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Minerals – Lithium

Of all the known elements so far to be essential for human health, iodine is most misunderstood and the most feared. Yet iodine is the safest of all the essential trace elements. It is the only one that can be administered safely for long periods of time to large numbers of patients in daily amounts as high as 100,000 times the RDA. (Brownstein) Iodine is apparently involved in every tissue of...

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Minerals – Lithium

Lithium is an essential, naturally occurring trace mineral with no antagonist. It interacts only with sodium, which it can displace (see Mineral Wheel). Lithium is primarily supplied to the body in drinking water. Depending upon water source the content of natural lithium may vary widely, from as low as 8mg to 100mg per liter.[i] Some researchers have noted a correlation between low levels of...

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Minerals – Magnesium

Magnesium is the seventh most abundant element in the body following calcium, phosphorous, sulfur, potassium and chlorine. With its 4,190 ppm concentration of fossil stony coral, magnesium contains the third highest amount of fossil stony coral, preceded only by calcium (391,000 ppm) and carbon (119,000 ppm). Magnesium is closely related to calcium and phosphorus in its functions in the body....

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Minerals – Manganese

Manganese is a muscle builder, bone hardener and a ligament strengthener; its need is indicated by collagen disorders, and general pituitary support. (IFNH) Manganese is an essential trace mineral and was found to be present at the level of 29.9 ppm in the stony coral samples tested; it is usually found in the adult body at the level of 10-20 mg, most of which is in the bone, liver, kidneys,...

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Minerals – Molybdenum

Molybdenum is an essential trace mineral and in samples of stony corals was found at the level of less than 0.08 ppm. It is a key component in three important metalloenzyme systems, xanthine oxidase, aldehyde oxidase, and sulfite oxidase. The average adult has 9 mg of molybdenum in the body, most of it concentrated in the liver, adrenal glands, kidneys, bones and skin. (Halstead) Food sources...

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Nutrition in a Tube with Coral-based Toothpaste

Teeth are minerals. Tooth enamel is comprised of 97 percent minerals by weight, including 96 percent calcium carbonate/phosphate, and 1 percent phosphorous, fluorine, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium and iron. The remaining elements are 2 percent water and 1 percent protein. KEY TO HEALTHY TEETH Consider the need for minerals to maintain dental health, structurally. “The structure of...

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PETRO-FOODS, CORAL MINERALS AND Feeling Good

It has been said that we humans are somewhat metallic. Indeed, we’d be in trouble if we weren’t. Some five percent of the human body’s content is made up of various metals and minerals. These include major minerals like calcium and magnesium and tiny trace amounts of others like selenium, chromium, and vanadium; the human body utilizes some 74 known minerals. According to a...

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Minerals – Phosphorus

Phosphorous is a non-metallic chemical occurring extensively in nature as a component of phosphate rock. Phosphoric acid, a derivative of phosphorus, is a clear, colorless, odorless liquid irritating to skin and eyes and moderately toxic if ingested. Phosphate is a salt of phosphoric acid. (Mosby) Phosphorus is a major essential mineral having an enormous range of functions in the body; with much...

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Road to a Perfect Calcium Supplement FRAUGHT WITH IMPERFECTION

Coral minerals are among the best, studied whole food supplement today. A rich source of predigested calcium, they uniquely offer more than 70 trace minerals known or thought to be necessary to human health. Coral minerals are great for consumers because they do provide predigested calcium and trace minerals in a mineral matrix that provides all of the elemental cofactors necessary for...

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Minerals – Selenium

Selenium is regarded as one of the most important of the essential trace minerals. Selenium was found in the stony coral samples tested at the level of less than 0.08 ppm. (Halstead) Selenium helps to prevent oxygen damage to the cell membrane. The structural integrity of the cell membrane is critical to the proper uptake of nutrients and to the elimination of toxic wastes. Selenium has gained a...

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Minerals – Silicon

Silicon is the most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust, at 227,200 ppm. Silicon is present in stony corals at the level of 1,280 ppm making it the fifth most abundant element in the samples of stony corals tested. (Halstead) Silicon is considered to be an essential trace mineral of the body where it is found at levels of 260 ppm. The highest concentration of silicon is found in the hair...

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SMART Calcium Shopper

Why choose coral for your supplemental calcium requirements?That’s a question that is on so many consumers’ minds in their quest for the best of the best when it comes to calcium supplements. Be assured, many calcium supplements do a fair to great job of providing calcium—and each body has its own individual needs that often are reflected in shoppers’ choices. But coral...

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Minerals – Sodium

Sodium is an essential major mineral. An adult body contains about 100 grams of sodium; about one-third of that sodium is found in bone. Most of the remaining sodium resides in extracellular fluids. Sodium is the major component of the cations (positively charged ions) of extracellular fluids. Sodium is present in stony corals at the level of about 129 ppm; the eleventh most abundant element...

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Minerals – Sulfur

Sulfur is an essential major mineral and is present in all the cells of the body. Sulfur is essential for life; it was found at 1,780 ppm in the sample of stony coral tested, the fourth most abundant element tested in stony coral. Sulfur is an angonist to calcium, copper molybdenum, and selenium (Mineral Wheel) and serves as a component of three important amino acids: cysteine, cysteine and...

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THE CALCIUM FACTOR IN Alkalizing for Health

Besides extreme purity, one of the most important reasons for preferring eco-safe coral minerals as your calcium supplement source is they are so thoroughly ionized. Minerals must be ionized to readily dissolve into liquids and body tissues. Ionized minerals are thought to be readily absorbed, but most minerals are not very well ionized. Calcium as it exists in soil, water, rocks or crushed...

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Minerals – Vanadium

Vanadium is an essential trace mineral. It is essential for growth and is involved in fat metabolism. Vanadium was found in the samples of stony corals tested at the level of 0.267. The RDA for vanadium has not been established (Halstead), but is probably as low as 10-30 mcg a day, easily obtained from food sources. Richest food sources of vanadium are certain spices, dill seeds, parsley and...

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What are Excipients?

These substances often test toxic. Would you want to consume anything that is not nutritive?We believe it is unnecessary to take nutritional productswhich have questionable, potentially toxic, non-nutritive excipients. Please note: tablets ALWAYS contain excipients (that is how they are made; they cannot bemade without them); therefore, it is wisest to especially avoid nutritional products...

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Whole Food Calcium vs. Isolates

Here will be an estimated 153,7600 new cases of colon and rectal cancer and 52,180 deaths in America in 2007. It is a cancer with both genetic and environmental implications, one that has affected so many families; yet, it is one where nutritional and dietary approaches can help. Indeed, to prevent colon cancer, one of the first recommendations experts make is that you eat more organic fruits and...

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Minerals – Zinc

Zinc is an essential trace mineral, the primary role of which in the body is in association with proteins and metalloenzyme systems. (Halstead) Zinc was found in the samples of coral tested at the level of 2.51 ppm. The RDA for adults is 15 mg. (Halstead) The greatest percentage of zinc is stored in the thyroid, pancreas, liver, kidneys, bones and voluntary muscles. It is also stored in parts of...

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