Advacal bone builder - reverse your Osteopenia or Osteoporosis
Advacal bone builder. Advacal or AAACa is a supplement shown to stimulate new bone growth. It increases bone density. For over 20 years I have been reading scientific studies about calcium supplements. These include studies of: calcium carbonate, calcium lactate, coral
calcium and AAACa, the chemical name for Advacal.
If you have Osteopenia
or Osteoporosis you want to be sure that the calcium supplement you take is one with proven bone building benefits. Since calcium is a mineral that is hard for the body to absorb, finding a highly absorbable form of calcium is important. If your physician has told you that your bones are thin or fragile, you do not want to waste time on calcium supplements that are not absorbed well by your body. That is where Advacal can come in.
I first read about Advacal when it was first coming to market. I had been diagnosed with bone loss. I knew that most calcium supplements are not well absorbed so I began to read scientific studies about reversing bone loss. That is when I learned about Advacal, a supplement that originated in Japan and one that had a number of published scientific studies showing the it increased bone density.
I found the company that distributed the Advacal bone builder and ordered a supply. I took Advacal faithfully and my next dexa scan showed that I had indeed increased my bone density. I continued with Advacal bone builder that actually worked for several more years until my bones were back to normal bone density.
Frequently asked Questions about Advacal:
- So just what is Advacal? A study published in Clinical Calcium Jan. 2005. answers that the supplement, Active Absorbable Algal Calcium (AAA Ca), is made by submaximally
(800 degrees) heating cleaned oyster shell under reduced pressure and
mixing it with similarly heated seaweed (Cystophyllum fusiforme). This process is what makes this supplement unique.
- What is the significance of 'absorbability"?
One of the big problems with calcium supplements is that calcium is a mineral. Our bodies find it difficult to absorb minerals. Much calcium
taken in supplements is that the calcium is not absorbed. It simply travels through the digestive track and then winds
up in the toilet. Some other supplements can be absorbed BUT they never make
it to bone formation. Instead calcium deposits are made in joints and
eventually contribute these calcium deposits create aches and pains in our older years.
- What is necessary to repair thin, porous bone, is for calcium is absorbed and utilized in bone formation. THAT is
what Professor Fujita's specially treated oyster shell/seaweed seems to do. ( To read summaries of some of the many studies published in scientific journals about this special form of calcium, click on Advacal Studies.
- Why are studies these from Japan so important? One of the differences between the situation in Japan and the United States and Europe is that most Japanese do not develop Osteoporosis until they are advanced in age. In the United States and Europe osteoporosis is synonymous with post menopausal osteoporosis. But in Japan
there is almost no need for treatment of bone loss in the immediate post menopausal period. It may have something to do with their diet but in Japan bone loss typically does not show until at least age 65 so the studies done in Japan are talking about Advacal's effectiveness in elders!
- It used to be thought
that the older you are, the more difficult it is to increase bone
density. But Fujita's studies have challenged that assumption. For example, here is one study done on hospitalized 80 year old individuals. (Since they are
hospitalized, they are not likely to be doing 'bone density exercises"!) This paper authored by Dr. Fujita's team and was published in 1996. Calcif Tissue Int. Apr;58(4):226-30 1996. "A randomized, prospective, double-blind test was carried out to
compare the effects of heated oyster shell-seaweed calcium (AAA Ca),
calcium carbonate, and placebo in 58 elderly, hospitalized women with
the mean age of 80 ." And the results showed that Advacal was more effective than any of the other forms of calcium tested.
- What about the Oyster shell source of this Advacal bone builder? I thought that oysters were contaminated. Yes, I questioned the Oyster shell source of Advacal bone builder. I was worried enough about this that I contacted the manufacturer of Advacal. They replied that they had the supplement tested and
the results showed that any contaminants were "well below the level that
the scientific community has set for 'discernible contaminates." As a
result, I felt free to purchase some for my own use. All forms of Advacal bone builder supplement are available at Amazon, just click on: Advacal bone builder
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