AlgaeCal Bone Study Wins Prestigious Research Award

Updated: April 21, 2022

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Imagine if you could naturally increase your bone density, at a steady rate, every year? That would be pretty exciting, right? 

A panel of experts in the field of nutrition certainly thought so!

That’s why AlgaeCal’s seven-year clinical study is taking home the Charles A. Ragus Award for best original research paper this year.

The Ragus Award goes to the most innovative study published in the prestigious Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN). In fact, the criteria for the award is: “manuscripts that present innovative research of nutritional importance with useful application for researchers, physicians, and healthcare specialists and professionals.”

Ragus Award Certificate

You can imagine how excited I was when I heard that AlgaeCal’s seven-year study was receiving this award!

After all, the findings of our seven-year study are so important for everyone suffering from low bone density. They showed that by taking an AlgaeCal formulation and strontium citrate (Strontium Boost), you can safely increase your bone density at a steady 1% rate every year, for seven years.

(Note that seven years was just the length of our study. But we’re confident these increases can continue past seven years. That’s why our guarantee is automatically renewed at the end of seven years!) 

And now, the medical community was recognizing the importance of these findings too. 

The Ragus Award was presented to the principal investigator of the study, Dr. Gilbert Kaats. Dr. Kaats accepted the award at the Annual Conference of the American College of Nutrition last Friday, November 10th. 

Dr. Kaats accepting the Ragus Award

This was a big moment for AlgaeCal! And for all of you looking to reclaim your bone health… I hope this award gives you confidence in the science behind our products. To take a look at the study in straightforward language, please click here

You’ll also find our two other clinical studies — that support AlgaeCal’s effectiveness for bone health — at that link. 

Here’s to better science and bone health!

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  1. Carol Tufts

    May 6, 2018 , 8:53 am

    I have bone density below 2.7 I think.
    Will the bone density be increased for the elder? How? What kind of the pill is good?

  2. Jenna AlgaeCal

    May 9, 2018 , 11:51 am

    We’re glad you reached out, Carol.

    AlgaeCal is clinically supported to increase bone density safely and naturally, no matter your age or the severity of bone loss. This is supported by 3 human clinical studies you can see here. Carol, if you’re interested in learning more about our multi-nutrient approach to stronger bones click here.

    Please feel free email [email protected] or call our Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184 if you have any questions!

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  3. carole larson

    August 3, 2018 , 3:44 pm

    Whst about jaw necrosis?

  4. Jenna AlgaeCal

    August 8, 2018 , 1:15 pm

    Hi Carole,

    AlgaeCal is a natural product that doesn’t have any side effects! You can learn more about the studies supporting the safety of AlgaeCal here.

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  5. Anne Jarrett

    August 14, 2018 , 11:39 am

    If this is so effective, why don’t you get it approved by the FDA?

  6. Jenna AlgaeCal

    August 14, 2018 , 11:51 am

    Hi Anne,

    Great question! The USFDA only approves medications and because AlgaeCal is a completely natural supplement, it is simply not possible for AlgaeCal to have FDA approval. In saying that, we are registered with the FDA under GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe) which is applicable to food ingredients.

    If you have any other questions let us know!

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  7. Ev

    November 14, 2018 , 6:05 am

    I’ve take algaecal and atronium boost for almost 6 months now. How long should I keep taking it? Last bone density test revealed I am / was in early stage of bone loss. Thx

  8. Jenna AlgaeCal

    November 19, 2018 , 10:30 am

    Hi Ev,

    We recommend taking both AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost until you’ve reached a healthy bone mineral density! The amount of time it takes to reach a healthy bone density is dependant on the severity of bone loss and other factors including prescription medication use, lifestyle, etc.

    So it’s best to continue with both products until your next DEXA scan at least. From there you can determine if you need to continue with both products or a maintenance dosage of AlgaeCal Plus. Feel free to call us at 1-800-820-0184 if you have any questions 🙂

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  9. DON BOX

    March 26, 2019 , 8:34 pm

    Is a prescription required for this product?

  10. Jenna AlgaeCal

    March 27, 2019 , 10:28 am

    Good question, Don. Because AlgaeCal is a completely natural product it does not require a prescription!

    You can learn about how to take AlgaeCal here and see pricing here. If you have any questions feel free to call our Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184!

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  11. Cris Bacon

    August 27, 2019 , 9:41 am

    What to expect – I have been taking AlgaCal for about 2.5 weeks now – I fell over the weekend and broke the outside bone on by right foot!
    I have bone loss and am doing a bone density test in Sept.
    My question will AlgaCal help my foot heal faster than it would have w/o the AlgaCal and how much quicker? If you know.

  12. Blaire AlgaeCal

    August 27, 2019 , 10:37 am

    We’re so sorry to hear about your recent injury, Cris.

    Our human clinical studies focused specifically on bone density increase, and not fracture healing; however, bones are living tissues and the calcium, magnesium, boron, vanadium, vitamins, and minerals in AlgaeCal will help strengthen your bones! You may find this article helpful on other ways to speed up healing.

    Wishing you the best in your recovery ❤️

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  13. Saly

    February 22, 2020 , 3:09 pm

    Why just 7 years

    why the increase in bone density lasts just 7 years what happens next can there be a reverse effect after
    thanks for the answer

  14. Blaire AlgaeCal

    February 24, 2020 , 12:52 pm

    That’s a great question, Saly!

    The seven years referred to is simply the length of the most recently published human clinical study. The AlgaeCal program provided these study members with a measured increase in bone density, year after year, with no negative side effects reported in the blood work of any participant. Rest assured, AlgaeCal will continue to work indefinitely – as long as it takes to get back to a healthy bone density.

    Once you have a DEXA scan which shows healthy bone density, Strontium Boost can be discontinued as AlgaeCal Plus alone will be sufficient for maintenance. Therefore, many people are only taking the Strontium Boost for a year or two before they can discontinue it. For those with severe bone loss, it can take a little longer. High quality, plant-based calcium is a recommendation indefinitely for any adult, and therefore continuing to take AlgaeCal Plus as a protective measure is the best way of ensuring your bones remain healthy. ❤️

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  15. Pat

    August 10, 2021 , 11:27 am

    What studies were done by impartial 3rd parties?

  16. Blaire AlgaeCal

    August 13, 2021 , 3:27 pm

    Thanks for reaching out, Pat! Our studies were funded by AlgaeCal – however, each study was independently conducted by a third-party research organization and peer-reviewed before being published in reputable journals. We have 3 human clinical trials showing that AlgaeCal increases bone density. You can view our studies here.

    Hope this information helps! Let us know if you have further questions ?

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

This article features advice from our industry experts to give you the best possible info through cutting-edge research.

Lara Pizzorno
MDiv, MA, LMT - Best-selling author of Healthy Bones Healthy You! and Your Bones; Editor of Longevity Medicine Review, and Senior Medical Editor for Integrative Medicine Advisors.,
Dr. Liz Lipski
PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMP, BCHN, LDN - Professor and Director of Academic Development, Nutrition programs in Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.,
Dr. Loren Fishman
MD, B.Phil.,(oxon.) - Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Founder of the Yoga Injury Prevention Website.,
Prof. Didier Hans
PHD, MBA - Head of Research & Development Center of Bone Diseases, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV, Switzerland,