San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) September 11, 2007
All 400 participants have now completed the first 6 months of the AlgaeCal Bone Health Program, and results are exceeding expectations by reversing bone loss, and increasing bone mineral density in post menopausal women.
C.E.O. of AlgaeCal International Dean Neuls says "we are very excited with these results because our natural osteoporosis treatment is accomplishing what no other calcium supplement has been able to do; we are actually reversing bone loss."
AlgaeCal International and Integrative Health Technologies Inc (IHTI) launched an independent clinical trial to study the effectiveness of the AlgaeCal Bone Health Program. The program is a natural osteoporosis treatment that consists of a plant based calcium supplement, a strontium citrate supplement and an exercise program.
Gilbert Kaats of Integrative Health Technologies Inc explains "Our involvement with AlgaeCal began when Dean Neuls, AlgaeCal's founder, contacted us about conducting an independent clinical trial comparing the bio-availability of AlgaeCal's plant sourced marine calcium with other forms of calcium. In our initial review of the scientific literature, we found a number of studies suggesting that vitamins and minerals from plant sources appeared to be more readily absorbed by the body. We also found that there was an increasing interest in marine nutrition, so we decided to launch the clinical study"
The foundation of the AlgaeCal Bone Health Program is Algas Calcareas , a plant source calcium that is derived from a South American marine algae. Algas Calcareas naturally contains calcium, magnesium and several other minerals and nutrients that have been proven to be important to bone health. This whole food calcium complex is also enhanced with vitamin D3, vitamin K2 and boron to become AlgaeCal Plus.
Kaats, adds "Although only a few subjects have now completed the one-year tests, analysis of the 6-month test results revealed that instead of the expected decline in bone mineral density, over two-thirds of women over 50 years of age increased their bone densities. Subjects in the 50+ adult group achieved an annualized increase in bone density of over 1% instead of the expected 1% decline for people of this age." Kaats goes on to say "The most dramatic improvement was found in a 64-year old woman who improved her bone density at a 10% a year rate and a cancer patient being treated with chemotherapy who also improved his bone density."
The first official report from the study's Principal Investigator, Joel Michaelick PhD, will be available after the 1 year clinical results have been reviewed early in 2008. To read the full 6 month report on the AlgaeCal Bone Health Program and an in depth Q & A with Dr. Gilbert Kaats based on the study findings to date please visit http://www.algaecal.com/clinical_study.htm