The calcium complex for women 50+
AdvaCAL Intensive by LaneLabs, is a bone-building calcium supplement for women 50+. AdvaCAL Intensive contains patented 1200mg of AAACa calcium and 1700 IU of Vitamin D3. AAACa that has significantly increased average bone density in multiple clinical studies. Capsules are small and easy to swallow.
AdvaCAL is Unique
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 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.
Clinical research shows that AAACa calcium has a second bone benefit: it helps modulate PTH (parathyroid hormone) secretions, which can needlessly deplete calcium from bone. 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 oxide & calcium hydroxide absorption.
Calcium oxide/calcium hydroxide + HAI provides superior calcium absorption and PTH modulation. This combination has shown consistent increases in bone density in clinical research. These two patented ingredients are only available in AdvaCAL.
When you need the most aggressive bone building
Women need to watch their calcium intake even more carefully than most men do. Around age 30, their bones start losing density. Once they hit menopause, the process starts to really speed up. By the time they reach age 60, they may have lost as much as 40% of their total bone mass. Yet national surveys indicate that many women consume much less of the recommended daily calcium intake.
Also as we grow older, our stomachs tend to produce less acid. Less stomach acid means less efficient calcium absorption. Most everyone accepts that vitamin D can help calcium absorption. That's why milk is fortified with vitamin D. But recently, calcium and vitamin D researchers issued a call to significantly increase the recommended daily intake of vitamin D. Some experts are even suggesting that if anything, current recommended daily values for calcium (1000mg/day) and vitamin D (400 mg/day) are on the low side for women in this age group.
Today, LaneLabs is proud to introduce AdvaCAL INTENSIVE, representing the very latest findings in bone science. AdvaCAL INTENSIVE provides 1200 mg of AdvaCAL calcium, the #1 bone building calcium; and 1700 IU of vitamin D3 daily, 325% more than the recommended daily value. That's more than 4X the vitamin D found in other calciums.
An alkaline environment
Scientists believe that an alkaline environment is key to improving bone density. That is why many bone formulas (including AdvaCAL Ultra) include magnesium, which is an alkaline mineral. However, AdvaCAL calcium is also highly alkaline, much more so than other calciums. Because alkalinity -not magnesium- appears to be key for bone support, and AdvaCAL calcium is already highly alkaline, magnesium has not been added in AdvaCAL INTENSIVE.
There is no calcium complex anywhere with this high potency combination.
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
It's time for AdvaCAL INTENSIVE!
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 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?