Animal Essentials Seaweed Calcium (formerly "Calcium from the Sea") is a natural calcified seaweed product harvested from the seabed off the south west coast of Ireland. Here amongst the cleanest and purest waters found any where in the world grows the small red seaweed Lithothamnium, which is composed of a wide variety of body essential nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
With Animal Essentials Seaweed Calcium you can be sure your pet is getting enough calcium and essential minerals. Plus, each batch is laboratory tested for purity!
This product was recently redesigned, changing the title from "Calcium from the Sea" to "Seaweed Calcium" and sprucing up the graphics. Nothing inside the bottle has changed--- it is still the same great product that you are used to!
Why Not Just Use Bone Meal?
Calcium is one of the most challenging minerals for the animal body to utilize. Bone meal can be difficult for dogs, cats, and most other animals to fully digest. This is because the nutritional values of bone meal, which is typically in the range of 24% calcium and 12% phosphorus, are locked within relatively large particles that appear as jagged little, flat tiles when viewed under a microscope. These particles are very slow to digest, and most will likely pass through the body before much of their calcium can be absorbed into the body. Furthermore, the density of bone meal particles can vary by a factor of 2:1 depending on the particle size and shape--- so you never know exactly how much bioavailable calcium is in a teaspoon or cup. Animal Essentials seaweed calcium on the other hand, is 34% pure calcium that is contained in very small, porous particles that look very much like pieces of popcorn when magnified. This porosity allows digestive acids to permeate the particles so they can dissolve quickly in the stomach for more thorough digestion. Our Calcium also contains magnesium which is necessary for calcium absorption into the bone.
Bottom line: Animal Essentials Calcium is much easier for your companion to digest and fully utilize---meaning you can feed less and expect more! We recommend you use 1/4 to1/3 less Animal Essential’s Calcium than bone meal.
Dr. Richard Pitcairn recommends this calcium in his book "The Complete Secrets to the Natural Health of Dogs & Cats".
Available in 12 oz Powder (340 grams). Each teaspoon contains about 3 grams. 110 teaspoons per container.
Review Rating: 5
Country of Origin: USA
Manufacturer: Animal Essentials
Shipping Weight: 0.85
Ingredients - Dehydrated Seaweed Meal (Rhodopyta - Lithothamnion calcareum)
Mineral Analysis (per teaspoon)
Calcium (min) 1000 mg
Magnesium (min) 90 mg
Sulfur (min) 13.5 mg
Potassium (min) 1.0 mg
Phosphorus 1.5 mg
Sodium (max) 66 mcg
Zinc 66 mcg
Iodine 60 mcg
Selenium 3 mcg
- Add 1 teaspoon to each pound of home prepared food or as directed by your veterinarian.
- Each teaspoon contains about 3 grams.