Coral Calcium: Fact and Fiction
We receive many questions on our radio show, The Willner Window, and from customers coming into the store, about Coral Calcium.
We usually caution that there is no reason to consider Coral Calcium anything other than another inorganic (carbonate) calcium supplement.
We carry several brands at Willner Chemists, and will sell it to you if you desire.
“Do you carry Coral Calcium?” the customer asks. “Yes we do,” I answer. “Where is it?” asks the customer. “Right over here,” I answer. And that may be the end of it.
If, on the other hand, the customer asks for an opinon, or asks questions about the product, we feel obligated to provide factual, truthfull information. That, after all, is what separates Willner Chemists from many other stores. So, when appropriate, we point out that Coral Calcium may not be all that the infomercials and advertising claim it is. Some customers don’t want to hear the truth. They prefer to believe the fantasy. Perhaps that is human nature.
When I tried to pin down representatives from the nutritional supplement industry, they essentiall side-stepped the issue. (see the previous Health Note article, the transcript from our Anniversary Broadcast). The fact that this is a creative, innovative industry is no excuse, in my opinion. Neither is the statement; “Perhaps in five years proff will emerge that Coral Calcium is the most bioavailable form there is. Perhaps not. We don’t know for sure.”
So I found it interesting to read what Dr. Michael Murray had written about Coral Calcium, on his web site.
The following is an article by Dr. Michael Murray. The article appears on Doctor Murray's web site, http: //www.doctormurray.com/Articles.htm Michael T. Murray, N.D. is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine. He is a graduate, faculty member, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Murray is the co-author of A Textbook of Natural Medicine, the definitive textbook on naturopathic medicine for physicians, as well as the consumer version - Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. He has also written over 20 other books including How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine; The Pill Book Guide to Natural Medicine; Dr. Murray's Total Body Tune-Up; 5-HTP: The Natural Way to Overcome Depression, Obesity, and Insomnia; The Healing Power of Herbs; and the Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements. Doctor Murray has also initiated an email newsletter that is available at no charge.
Coral Calcium – The answer to how do you spell HYPE?