Article Title: A Randomized, Blinded, Calcium-Carbonate Controlled Cross Over Study of Serum Calcium Levels 24 Hours After CalGotm Oral Supplementation in Post- Menopausal Women
Author: Crawford Currie*, Bomi Framroze, Christian Bjerknes and Erland Hermansen
Published Date: January 26, 2022
Healthy bone metabolism is a balance between bone formation and resorption. However, when resorption dominates progressive bone loss ensues. If this imbalance is not arrested, over time, osteopenia and finally osteoporosis will develop. This silent, ubiquitous process eventually leads to fragility fractures in the latter decades of life. Traditional calcium supplementation has clear limitations, driving the need for alternative calcium supplements to improve bone health. This study is a randomized, blinded, calcium-carbonate controlled cross-over study of serum calcium levels 24 h after CalGo™ (bone meal derived from Atlantic Salmon) oral supplementation in postmenopausal women. A significant increase in serum calcium levels were seen with CalGo™ compared to baseline values and as compared to calcium carbonate. All results remained within normal limits. No increases in serum levels of vitamin D or creatinine were observed with either supplement. We conclude that bone meal from Atlantic Salmon can offer an alternative for calcium supplementation.