Featured: Lithothamnium Calcareum

28. April 2016
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28. April 2016 Peter Buttne

Featured: Lithothamnium Calcareum

Algae are, where life is. They produce ninety percent of the oxygen on our planet. Algae are one of earth`s oldest lifeforms and are distinguished by particularly valuable ingredients and a rich composition. And most notably, they are responsible for high-quality calcium in the vegan version of BERTRAND.

Lithothamnium belongs to the species of fossil red algae. The small algae is colored red and purple and only grows 1mm per year, making it grow very slow. Because of its ability to concentrate the nutrients found in the water of the sea within itself, lithothamnium-algae contain more than 32 rare trace elements (e.g. iodine, selenium, zinc, cobalt, copper and chrome), that support the mineralization of the human organism.
It is abundant with mineral supplements, vitamins, amino acids and especially with iron, which is necessary for the production of hemoglobin. Its high concentration of calcium helps in preventing loss of calcium and in preserving the structure of the bones. The outstanding biological availability makes lithothamnium a great alternative to former sources of calcium. Lithothamnium is composed of 34 percent organic and natural calcium, of which 96% are available to the body for processing . The natural and therefore highly biologically available elements of the lithothamnium-algae are absorbed continually and harmonically by the human organism.

How does it get into the product?

The lithothamnium-algae in BERTRAND is harvested on the French coast, dried and processed into a fine powder.
There is no additional chemical treatment after the harvest. No additives that could cause contamination are added to the product and every batch is individually examined in the laboratory for its content of toxic substances, so that you can benefit of this natural resource without having to worry about such things.

Contrary to calcium made from corals, lithothamnium is completely vegan, so it is no product of animal metabolism and the harvest of lithothamnium does not damage the sensible coral reefs in any way.

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