Engineered to Build Bone Density*
AdvaCAL 1000, by LaneLabs, is a bone-building calcium supplement containing 1000 mg of patented AAACa calcium plus 1000 IU of vitamin D3. These small, easy to swallow capsules are perfect for people who have trouble swallowing pills.*
The AAACa calcium found in AdvaCal is potentiated with HAI (Heated Algal Ingredient), a patented amino acid complex from super-heated Japanese hijiki seaweed. Tiny amounts of HAI have been scientifically shown to further elevate calcium oxide & calcium hydroxide absorption. Calcium oxide/calcium hydroxide plus HAI provides superior calcium absorption and PTH modulation. This combination has shown consistent increases in bone density in clinical research and these two patented ingredients are only available in AdvaCAL.*
Adequate calcium with vitamin D as part of a healthful diet throughout life, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life.
Take 3 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules at bedtime, preferably with food.
Takuo Fujita, M.D., is past president of Japan's Osteoporosis Foundation and author of over 400 scientific papers on calcium. He has studied AdvaCAL and its ingredients for two decades. "Bone loss is preventable" according to Dr. Fujita. Emphasizing the importance of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Fujita advises those concerned about weak bones to exercise, eat a low-salt, low-phosphorous diet, avoid smoking, and take AdvaCAL everyday. He told his audience in no uncertain terms, "Take the best calcium - not the cheapest one!"
Impressive Among 32 Calcium Studies
A report in a leading medical journal summarized
32 calcium studies on postmenopausal women.
AdvaCAL users reported impressive bone
increases, averaging +3.3% per year vs. placebo.*
Ref: Nordin B.E.C. Osteoporosis Int’l (2009) 20:2135-2143
Advanced Absorption and PTH Modulation
AdvaCAL is a patented, ionic calcium. It starts out as oyster shell, which is then smelted at 800° C. Smelting changes the chemical structure of oyster shell from calcium carbonate to calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide. The superheating process also removes nearly all of the heavy metals, such as lead, found in oyster shell. The end result is a highly absorbable calcium that can supply all the daily needs of your heart and nervous system with a surplus left to build bone density. As a final step, the calcium in AdvaCAL is potentiated with HAI™ (Heated Algal Ingredient). HAI is a patented amino acid complex from super-heated hijiki seaweed. Tiny amounts of HAI have been scientifically shown to further elevate calcium absorption. Calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide + HAI (known as AAACa calcium) provide superior calcium absorption and PTH modulation. AAACa calcium has demonstrated consistent improvements in bone mineral density in clinical research and is only available in AdvaCAL.*
The human body can only absorb pure ("elemental") calcium. In young adults, stomach acid has the power to release elemental calcium from most calcium forms. But as we grow older our stomachs secrete less acid, and the process breaks down. Because of its solubility and unique structure, AAACa calcium can easily release elemental calcium in the body, even with little stomach acid production. That means higher absorption and more calcium reaching your bones. Studies show that AAACa calcium has a final bone benefit: it modulates PTH (parathyroid hormone) secretions, which can needlessly deplete calcium from bone.*
In one clinical study, postmenopausal women and men taking AdvaCAL increased their bone density on average by 8% more than those taking a placebo after 3 years.*
In another study, elderly women taking AdvaCAL increased their bone density on average by 6.6% more than those taking a placebo after 2 years.* Your results will vary.
What is AdvaCAL?
AdvaCAL is a line of calcium supplements containing AAACa calcium, the #1 bone building calcium. AAACa, a patented ionic calcium, has been clinically shown to increase bone density. AAACa calcium is available in AdvaCAL 1000, AdvaCAL Ultra 1000 and AdvaCAL INTENSIVE. AdvaCAL is the natural, safe way to fight bone loss.
Who should take AdvaCAL?
Women and men concerned about bone loss would benefit most from AdvaCAL. Bone loss begins typically around age 35 and accelerates dramatically in women at menopause.
Can AdvaCAL help increase bone density?
Yes. In one study, average bone density of postmenopausal women and men taking AdvaCAL increased 8% over those taking a placebo. Your results may vary.
How is AdvaCAL unique?
AdvaCAL is the only line of calcium supplements with AAACa calcium, the #1 bone building calcium. The AAACa calcium in AdvaCAL has shown statistically significant improvement in bone density in four different, published human studies. Participants in that research included women and men in their 60s and women in their 80s. In those studies, there was bone density improvement starting at 4 months, up to 3 years.
How does AdvaCAL work?
AdvaCAL works at least two ways to increase bone density. First, the AAACa calcium in AdvaCAL is highly absorbable. AAACa calcium is patented and comprised of bioavailable calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide plus a seaweed amino extract called HAI. In scientific research HAI improved calcium absorption. Second, AAACa calcium helps modulate PTH hormone activity. PTH robs calcium from bone.
Which AdvaCAL is right for me?
AdvaCAL is available as AdvaCAL 1000, AdvaCAL Ultra 1000 and AdvaCAL INTENSIVE. AdvaCAL 1000 and AdvaCAL Ultra provide 1000 mg of AAACa elemental calcium and 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily. Either is appropriate for women under 50 and men of any age. AdvaCAL Ultra 1000 also contains seven bone nutrients, including magnesium, vitamins K2 and C, copper, zinc, boron and manganese. AdvaCAL INTENSIVE is designed especially for women 50+, as bone loss accelerates at menopause and beyond. AdvaCAL INTENSIVE contains more AAACa calcium, more vitamin D3 plus two clinically proven bone builders?genistein and a specific blend of copper, zinc and manganese.
Is AdvaCAL more effective with added magnesium?
Not necessarily. A study published in the 1999 American Journal of Nutrition suggests that the bone benefit of magnesium results from its alkalinity (i.e. high pH). Because the AAACa calcium in AdvaCAL is already highly alkaline, it likely offers the same alkalinity bone benefit as magnesium. Those who desire to take magnesium with their AdvaCAL should use AdvaCAL Ultra 1000 which contains 600 mg of magnesium per daily serving.
What are the directions for use?
Take 3 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules at bedtime, preferably with food. PTH activity, which robs calcium from bone, is believed to be most active during sleep, so taking AdvaCAL before bed can be especially beneficial. Some research also suggests that calcium may enhance sleep.
When could I see a change in bone density from taking AdvaCAL?
The clinical research on AAACa calcium in AdvaCAL showed an increase in trabecular bone density in as little as four months.1 Studies with AAACa Calcium on spinal or radial bone density showed significant improvement at 6, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months. The addition of vitamin D3, plus bone nutrients or builders in AdvaCAL 1000, AdvaCAL ULTRA or AdvaCAL INTENSIVE may help improve your overall bone density. The best way to monitor improvement is through bone density tests as recommended by your doctor.
What other lifestyle changes can I make to improve my bone health?
Most experts recommend that you: 1) Engage in regular weight-bearing and muscle strengthening exercise (three or more times weekly) 2) Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol 3) Talk to your health care provider about bone health 4) Have a bone density test done regularly .
Are AdvaCAL capsules large?
No. Some calcium supplements are available as large horse pills. Other calcium chewables are chalky tasting. AdvaCAL 1000, AdvaCAL Ultra 1000 and AdvaCAL INTENSIVE capsules are all small and easy to swallow. The smallest is the AdvaCAL 1000 capsule.
Are there any side effects?
AdvaCAL calcium is safe and well tolerated by most people. People with chronic granulomatous disorders may wish to consult with a physician first if concerned about the vitamin D in AdvaCAL. There also are many side benefits to taking AdvaCAL. Published studies suggest that calcium intake can improve sleep, balance and weight management, better secure teeth and reduce PMS symptoms.
Can AdvaCAL be taken with Prescription drugs for Osteoporosis such as Fosamax®, Evista® or Actonel®?
Can I take AdvaCAL if I am pregnant or nursing?
Generally, yes but we recommend consulting with your doctor first.
Is AdvaCAL free of gluten and dairy?