B. Why is EZorb Calcium superior to other forms of calcium?
Calcium doesn't exist by itself in the nature. It always comes in the form of a compound (molecule). There are thousands of calcium products available on the market today. But they are all made of a handful of calcium compounds, e.g., calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, calcium gluconate, etc. Different calcium compounds deliver dramatically different absorption, as well as functionality. To compare different calcium products, you just need to find out the calcium compounds that each product is made of.
Calcium carbonate is the most popular calcium compound found in most brands of calcium products. But it's also the least absorbable calcium compound. Calcium products made from algae (seaweed), coral reefs, oyster shells, egg shells, rocks, limestone, are composed of calcium carbonate.
EZorb Calcium is made of calcium aspartate anhydrous, an organic calcium compound extracted from land-based plants.
First of all, EZorb Calcium is substantially more bioavailable than inorganic minerals. In order for calcium supplements to be absorbed by body, they have to be soluble in the luminal fluid of the small intestine. The pH of the small intestinal fluid below the duodenum is 7.0-7.2. Inorganic calcium supplements will form insoluble hydroxides and become nonabsorbable in this pH range. EZorb Calcium, on the other hand, is well shielded by l-aspartic acids and will not precipitate. As a result, EZorb Calcium commands an unmatched 92% absorption rate, 3-9 times higher than that of calcium carbonate or calcium citrate.
Second, EZorb is the only supplement that increases bone density by stimulating osteoblast activities and enhancing collagen production.
Third, EZorb corrects bone spurs, arthritis and fibromyalgia by raising bone, joint and muscle metabolism. No other products can do that.
Fourth, EZorb also prevents gastrointestinal distress. Inorganic calcium supplements can precipitate magma, which can coat mucous membranes, resulting in diarrhea or constipation. Anhydrous calcium aspartate, however, does not contribute to magma precipitation, does not cause stomach discomfort, and does not promote formation of stones in the small intestine or kidney.
In addition, many compounds commonly found in foods, such as carbonates, phosphates, oxalates and phytates, attach themselves to inorganic calcium to form insoluble precipitates, which further reduce the absorption of calcium in the small intestine. EZorb Calcium maintains its chemical integrity against the onslaught of these compounds and remains bioavailable.
Finally, inorganic calcium may serve as a catalyst to further the oxidation and degradation of vitamins. On the other hand, chelated calcium, a constituent of EZorb, is well shielded by bonded organic ligands and will not come in contact with vitamin molecules, thus protecting vitamins from oxidation and degradation. And, since it does not contribute to magma precipitation, EZorb Calcium will not absorb vitamins and render them useless as inorganic mineral calcium does.