Calcium Absorption and Bioavailability
For calcium to be absorbed in the small intestine it has to meet two requirements:
first, it has to be soluble in the luminal fluid of the small intestine; second, it has
to present itself in a singular molecule as an ionic entity, so that it will be able to
penetrate the mucous membrane and be absorbed.
Traditional Calcium Supplements Are Not Soluble In The Small Intestine
Traditional inorganic calcium sources such as calcium carbonate and calcium citrate are only soluble in an acidic medium but not in a solution with pH value over 7.0. The pH of the small intestinal fluid below the duodenum is 7.0-7.2, under which Inorganic calcium supplements will form insoluble hydroxides, a gelatinous magma type of
precipitation, and become non-absorbable.
This precipitation can coat the mucous membrane, resulting in gastrointestinal distress, such as diarrhea, constipation and malabsorption of other nutrients.
Traditional Calcium Supplements Do Not Present Themselves In Singular
Molecules In The Small Intestine
Traditional calcium sources expose themselves to
attacks from various substances commonly exist in
foodstuffs, such as carbonates, phosphates,
oxalates and phytates, forming insoluble complexes.
These insoluble complexes further reduce the
absorption of calcium in the small intestine. As an
example, common inorganic forms of calcium and
magnesium attack each other, resulting in insoluble complexes. In other words, inorganic calcium intake reduces magnesium absorption, and vice versa.
That is why one needs to supplement magnesium when takes inorganic calcium.
In the presence of Vitamin D, a very small percentage of calcium ions survived
from attacks of other inorganic compounds may interact with Vitamin D to form
soluble singular molecules. And that is exactly why most of the traditional calcium
formula contains Vitamin D.
EZorb Calcium is Completely Soluble, Highly Absorbable and
Bioavailable in The Small Intestine
EZorb Calcium is completely soluble in a wide range of
pH (4.0-11.0). It is made of calcium aspartate anhydrous,
an organic compound formed of calcium atom and l-
aspartic acid molecules.
Calcium Solubility Test Results
The calcium atom is strongly bound to ligands of l-aspartic acids to form
unbreakable ties. L-aspartic acids fend off malicious attacks from inorganic
compounds and transport calcium atoms to the small intestine, where absorption
Calcium Absorption Test Results
Organic Calcium Stability
Calcium aspartate anhydrous is the most stable form of organic calcium
compound. Other organic calcium compound, including calcium aspartate and
various forms of amino acid chelates of calcium, are in hydrous forms. In other
words, they all contain two or more crystalline water in their molecules. As a
result, the bonding of amino acid molecules to calcium atoms is often too weak to
stay stable. Hydrous form of calcium aspartate and amino acid chelates of
calcium will become insoluble in the pH environment of the small intestine, and
will not be bioavailable for absorption. In essence they are not better than
common inorganic calcium supplements.
EZorb Calcium Benefits
EZorb Calcium helps increase bone density by stimulating osteoblasts and
enhancing Type II collagen production. It also promotes cartilage restoration by
optimizing cartilage matrix. It is most effective for bone and joint related disorders
including but not limited to:*
. Osteoporosis / Bone Mass Loss
· Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
· Bone Fracture
· Joint & Cartilage Damage
· Collagen Loss
· Nerve & Muscle Pain
Clinical Study Result: Bone Mass Density Increases
By Age Groups After 3 Months Use of EZorb