The Advacal story

The Advacal story  is fascinating and instructive.  Most scientific studies report that stopping or reversing bone loss in old age is very difficult. And that is what is facinating about Advacal.  It was developed by a medical scientist in Japan,  a country where Osteopenia and Osteoporosis seldom develop until people reach advanced ages. 

T. Fujita is a well known Japanese researcher. He has a real interest in Osteoporosis - especially Osteoporosis in the elderly.

Dr. Fujita studied calcium supplements for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis among elderly patients. He wanted something that would work even with  Japanese nursing home residents.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information lists a many articles that T. Fujita authored or coauthored. And the problem of calcium absorption is the subject of many of these studies and articles. (And that is where AAA Ca, Advacal, comes in.)

Advacal Story: the beginning.

Let's go back to 1990 when Fujita published the results of a controlled study of the effect of Calcium supplementation in  Osteoporosic females in the Journal Bone and Mineral October 11 (1): 85 - 91.

Dr. Fujita compared a specially prepared form of oyster shell calcium     ( the form that was later manufactured as Advacal) and compared its effect on bone density with that of calcium carbonate, one of the forms of calcium known at the time to be well absorbed.

His study of 12 elderly osteoporosic females found that 900mg/day of Oyster shell electolysate (OSE) raised serum calcium more readily than calcium carbonate. Dr. Fujita concluded that "OSE may favorably influence osteoporosis by providing a readily available source of calcium." (Note the very careful language, "OSE may favorably influence"..... I love the caution of scientific researchers!

More of the Advacal Story: As the years went by  more positive outcomes from his studies accumulated. Dr. Fujita becomes more firm in his claims about this special form of calcium.   So a study in 2005 states clearly: "AAA Ca [is] the best absorbed from the intestine than other available calcium compounds. . ." (Italics added)

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Maybe you are wondering just what AAA Ca, Advacal is. 

The answer to your question is found in another study - one published in Clinical Calcium 2005 Jan. 15 (1) 87 -93. The abstract begins:  "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).

What is the significance of 'absorbability"? One of the BIG problems with calcium supplements is that calcium is a mineral and  it is difficult for us to absorb it. Much of the calcium taken as supplements by people trying to deal with bone loss, simply goes through the digestive system and winds up in the toilet.

Why the Advacal story is important.

Other calcium supplements are absorbed but often they never make it to bone formation. Instead the calcium deposits in joints and eventually it contribute to the aches and pains of our older years.

What is necessary to repair the damage of osteopenic, osteoporsoic  bone, is for calcium to be absorbed and utilized in bone formation. THAT is what Fujita's specially treated oyster shell and seaweed seems to do.

Note: In recent years there has been some concern about lead contamination in Calcium supplements.  I asked manufacturer of Advacal about this and they said that the special preparation of this supplement means that lead is not a problem in Advacal.

NOTE: You can save money on Advacal by buying direct of the manufacturer Lane Labs of New Jersey. Here is a link to theirweb site at Advacal story: purchase at Compassion Net by Lane Labs   

(If you want to see ALL forms the comapny sells, click on AAACA in their navigation bar.  And  yes, they offer forms with appropraite amounts of Vitamin D, K, magnesium etc.  To check the ingredients of any bottle, just click on the image of bottle.

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