Product Features

What distinguishes Better Foods Calcium from similar products?

Unlike many other supplements, Better Foods Calcium does not contain artificially produced calcium citrate as the main active ingredient. Instead, it contains calcium carbonate obtained from lithothamnium calcareum, a red alga. Better Foods Calcium is therefore a high quality, purely plant-based alternative to run-of-the-mill calcium supplements. The red alga also contains a multi-mineral complex consisting of calcium, magnesium and 72 other trace elements.

Are Better Foods products tested for quality?

Our products are subject to constant quality controls as well as continuous testing and comply with the guidelines of the European Cosmetics Ordinance (KVO) and Dietary Supplements Regulation (NemV), as well as the EU-Eco-regulation. The extremely sustainable and environmentally friendly production of Better Foods Calcium is also confirmed by the TÚN certificate. TÚN is an Icelandic certification body that awards its organic seal to products that meet the association's strict ecological certification criteria.


How is the calcium for Better Foods Calcium produced?

Our multi-mineral complex is extracted from the marine alga Lithothamnium calcareum. During its lifetime, this alga filters minerals out of marine water and absorbs them into its cytoskeleton. Fronds that have broken off of the alga are harvested from the ocean floor. They are then freed of impurities, sterilized, dried and ground into a fine powder under ISO and HACCP-certified conditions.

Where is Better Foods Calcium produced?

The red alga Lithothamnium calcareum is harvested under an exclusive license in the waters off the coast of Iceland and carefully filled into capsules in Germany. We pay particular attention to sustainability and environmental protection during this process.

What is the advantage of the red alga Lithothamnium calcareum?

One of the main advantages is that it is a more natural source of calcium that the body is more capable of readily processing than artificially produced calcium citrate. In addition to calcium, it also contains magnesium and 72 other trace elements. Its unique mineral matrix allows for synergistic effects that support the effects of calcium.


Is Better Foods Calcium suitable for vegans?

Lithothamnium calcareum, used for the production of Better Foods Calcium, is a red alga rich in calcium. Apart from this unique raw material, our supplement comprises only a vegan capsule shell and organic rice extract as a separating agent. Our product is therefore of purely plant origin, making it ideal for vegans.

Is Better Foods Calcium a drug or nutritional supplement?

Better Foods Calcium is designed to support a healthy and balanced lifestyle and is not intended to cure diseases. That is why it is a nutritional supplement.


How often should I take Better Foods Calcium?

We recommend that you take three capsules a day.

Basic Information

What is calcium?

Alongside magnesium, calcium is one of the best-known minerals. In terms of quantity, it is the most important mineral in the human body and accounts for about one to two percent of the body's weight. 99% of the body's calcium is found in the bones and teeth.

What is the significance of Calcium for the human body?

Your body can't make its own calcium. Getting enough calcium through your diet is absolutely essential. Calcium supports normal muscle function and helps maintain healthy bones and teeth. It also plays an important role in energy metabolism, blood clotting and signal transmission between the body's nerve cells. Calcium contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes and plays a crucial role in cell division and specialization.

How much Calcium do I need every day?

An adult usually needs about 300 to 400 mg of calcium per day. However, since only one third of the calcium you consume can actually be utilized by the body, you should be getting approximately 1000 to 1200 mg of calcium every day. According to the recommendation of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), however, no more than 500 mg should be taken in the form of dietary supplements.

Which foods are rich in calcium?

Calcium can be found in many foods - including mineral water. Milk and dairy products are the best sources of calcium. Some vegetables, such as broccoli, kale and rocket — as well as nuts, such as hazelnuts and Brazil nuts — are also rich in calcium.

Is too much calcium harmful?

If significantly more calcium is taken than the recommended 1000 mg over a longer period of time, this can lead to urinary stones or impaired kidney function. According to the European Food Safety Authority, 2500 mg calcium is considered a tolerable total intake.

Who is at a high risk of developing a calcium deficiency?

As we age, the body's ability to absorb calcium decreases. This is why older individuals, in particular, are a high-risk group. However, children and adolescents are also at risk. This is because, during growth phases, there is an increased need for calcium to ensure that sufficient quantities are deposited in the bones. These deposits are then available over the course of their lifetime for bone remodeling (bone metabolism). Anyone who avoids milk and dairy products for ethical or health reasons may also be at risk of developing a calcium deficiency.

What are the symptoms of a calcium deficiency?

If the calcium level in the body is too low, the typical symptoms are muscle cramps, itching, heart and circulation problems, hair loss, dry skin, brittle fingernails and impaired tooth development. If the supply of calcium is too low over an extended period of time, the body begins to lose bone mass.

What are the causes of a calcium deficiency?

The main causes of calcium deficiency are an unbalanced diet, drug side effects and certain diseases. The body's own calcium regulation system can also be disturbed and cause a calcium deficiency.

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