Why Whole Food Calcium?

First off, lets get down to the chemistry. Most nutrients in whole plant foods are bound to naturally occurring carbohydrates, proteins and polyphenols in organic molecular complexes in the ideal form for human digestion and metabolism. This means that when you consume whole plant foods your body is better able to absorb and assimilate the nutrients provided. In the case of Calcium, cofactors such as, Magnesium, Vitamin D and dozens of other nutrients must be present for Calcium to be absorbed. Nature contains these cofactors and they are present in the proper amounts in Catie’s Whole Plant Food Calcium.

Why Catie’s Calcium?

Catie’s Whole Plant Food Calcium was thoughtfully created to contain the highest known plant sources of calcium and it’s necessary known cofactors required for optimal calcium absorption into the bone, like what we were saying above. Catie’s Calcium contains Magnesium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K2, and over 15 other cofactors that are present in whole plant food form.

Many calcium products, especially synthetics, only contain the isolated mineral, calcium, and not the cofactors. Most are either synthesized or derived from a hard, inert rock, shell or bone, and nature never intended for us to consume those things. Though it did intend for us to consume plants!

The plant world contains all necessary vitamins, minerals, macronutrients, micronutrients, fats, cofactors, phytonutrients, etc. for us to THRIVE. Luckily for us, Catie’s Whole Plant Food Calcium contains 15 powerful plant food ingredients, and we are going to talk about TWO of them today…

 

Hydrilla Verticillata:

Is a water plant that thrives in lakes, streams and semi-saline estuaries and is the richest known source of plant Calcium on the planet. It is also quite abundant in a host of it’s mineral cofactors such as chromium, selenium, iron, magnesium, zinc and silica. It is rich in a wide range of enzymes too, which can help the body further digest and assimilate the plant.

Bamboo Extract (Silica):

Bamboo extract is the richest known source of natural Silicon, containing over 70% organic Silica. This is more than 10 times the level found in the Horsetail plant (Equisetum) that contains 5% to 7%. Bamboo is also one of the fastest growing plants in the world, which has a lot say about what it is made up of! Some known reasons for consuming silica is for weak bones (osteoporosis), heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular disease), Alzheimer’s disease, hair loss, and improving hair and nail quality. It is also used for skin health and for treating sprains and strains, as well as digestive system disorders.

If you’d like to learn more about Catie’s Whole Plant Food Calcium and the specific benefits of each ingredient, you may click here! We hope you enjoyed this article and please write in with any other topics or products you’d like us to cover!