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$2.49 after 20% coupon and 15% S&S discount.
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Do get one made from dead coral, not lab created. This is not going to have same benefits,.. google.
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Do get one made from dead coral, not lab created. This is not going to have same benefits,.. google.
Are you saying the lab created is better? That makes sense to me.
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For the price, this is fine but if you're considering this supplement for remediation of serious dietary deficiencies and major health issues then would not recommend this product due to the low bioavailability forms of calcium and magnesium in this product.

If you have a D3 deficiency due to being at high risk due to lifestyle (infrequent exposure to sunlight), then this product does provide 150% of your daily allowance.

These are very cheaply sourced varieties of Calcium (carbonate which is essentially limestone and what Tums uses)and magnesium and have very low bioavailiabity.

If you're considering a calcium supplement and are at risk for osteoporosis or older, then calcium carbonate is even less desirable as the older you are, the less stomach acid is produced and calcium carbonate have even lower bioavailiabity requiring a larger dose that's going to cause other, unfavorable GI issues.
Pay a little more and get calcium carbonate which works well on an empty stomach or with food.

Another downside to this supplement is that magnesium and calcium compete with each other to be absorbed so you need to take them separately.

Regarding magnesium, a chelated magnesium (chelation is basically just bonding something with an amino acid making it easier to absorb) is much better and when figuring supplementing diet, best case scenario, you are going to only get 45% absorption.

Do be careful with high dose of magnesium if you have any cardiac or kidney issues. Especially if you have any arrhythmias , anything higher than 350 mg can exacerbate this condition.

Supplements are an extremely varied thing and make recommendations and general recommendations difficult; we all digest food differently, have different potential deficits so if you're at this stage of considering supplements, do your homework.

Deals when it comes to your health may not be deals at worse. The worst case with this supplement in particular is that it will do nothing.
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Do get one made from dead coral, not lab created. This is not going to have same benefits,.. google.
? The whole natural thing sounds good in theory, but in practice, it's a gimmick and but it's a bit silly to get so specific regarding sources of calcium.

We as human beings have not had coral be the primary and only source of calcium in our diet.
Even if it was ideal to get your calcium from coral, like all things on Earth, coral is going to have varying levels of composition depending on how it's sourced.

Besides, whether made in a lab or produced through biochemistry, when it comes to simple molecules like forms of calcium then the product is the same and the lab. product is not only going to be higher yield and have a much better guarantee of purity, it's also much cheaper
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