Old Photos from The AlgaeCal Vault

Published: September 15, 2016
Updated: April 30, 2020

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Okay prepare yourself for a serious flashback because these photos are from waaaay back!

Jeanne (AlgaeCal Co-Founder) actually dug these up and shared them with our team last week. Serious laughs were had, but all in all, I think they’re a great reminder of how far we’ve come on this journey: to naturally help women and men increase bone density. And I thought, why not share these moments with our amazing customers!

We do a lot of research pieces, mixed with recipes and exercise posts tailored toward bone health. But today I want to change it up and shift our sights towards familiarising you with the Algaecal family.

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Here’s Jeanne with me at Supplyside West Las Vegas 2005, a big trade show where suppliers and buyers of dietary supplements, food and beverage meet every year. We were there for the exciting launch of AlgaeCal plant calcium.

And here I am, standing in front of the same big sign decorated with our old logo (do you still recognize it?)

It’s hard to imagine now, but back then we were just getting started on this journey. Excuse my baggy pants. The styles were different back then haha.

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launch dean

Don’t worry, I got rid of that shirt! I’m with Dr. Gilbert Kaats Ph.D. here (Chairman and CEO of Integrative Health Technologies, Inc)

Dean on a plane

And above is a picture of me on a very old model plane, flying to Farmington, NM to see Morningstar Minerals to test Algaecal in a liquid formula with purified water. We went with the powder in the end.

Jeanne testing algaecal calcium powder

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Here’s Jeanne working her butt off and taking photos of our old samples! This was back in 2005 and she still works just as hard today. Come to think of it, we still have those old sample bottles somewhere in the back of our Yaletown office (it’s hard to let go of the memories).

I love sharing some of Algaecal’s earlier history with you guys. I hope it will give you a sense of who we are as a company. We’re the real deal: a team of caring down-to-earth people who just want more people to know that we’re here fighting for their health.  

I hope you’ve had a few chuckles with these throwback snaps. Please feel free to share your Algaecal story with us in the comments below! When did you start your Algaecal journey?

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  1. Diane

    September 16, 2016 , 5:14 am

    I loved them !
    Never to
    Old to grow.
    The shirts not that bad !!

  2. Joan Lewis

    September 16, 2016 , 5:24 am

    You should have kept that shirt Dean. I believe that design is back in fashion. 😛

  3. Bonnie davis

    September 16, 2016 , 5:26 am

    So far I am loving my AlgaeCal. I am desperate to grow bone. I am hoping to avoid hip replacement surgery. This is the first calcium that actually “feels” like it is going to my bones. Bone pain has lessened considerably. So here’s to a year of growing bone! Thank you for an excellent product!

  4. Georgiana

    September 16, 2016 , 8:22 am

    Great pictures of the BEGINNING

  5. Marie Harrison

    September 16, 2016 , 8:34 am

    Thanks so very much for all feed back they help a lot’s that’s the way everyboby need to spend money thank you Marie Harrison

  6. Marie Harrison

    September 16, 2016 , 8:35 am

    Thanks so very much for all feed back they help a lot’s that’s the way everyboby need to spend money thank you Marie Harrison

  7. Raquel Rivera

    September 16, 2016 , 8:54 am

    Thank you and congratulation on the work and discovery! I’ve only been on this product for 2 months snd correctly and my pain has completely gone away! If you would of seen the shape and pain I was in two months ago you would not believe! Thanks to this discovery and all the advice letters you sent, my life style is improving. I am now visiting Puerto Rico enjoying a painless vacation. Busy introductiong your products to my family and friends. My only problem is, I’m hoping you don’t run out of products because soon you will be getting plenty of orders from people of the island of Puerto Rico. Keep up the good work and may God bless you and the entire staff!!!

  8. Elyse G

    September 16, 2016 , 11:43 am

    I am a newcomer, but have been taking my algae cal/strontium combo faithfully for the last 2 months. I can ABSOLUTELY FEEL the difference. Add to that my yoga & pilates routine and I do feel like a million $$. Also love all the health and bone updates, as well as the recipes. Happy to have “stumbled” upon the fountain of youth! :))

  9. Monica

    September 19, 2016 , 12:41 am

    Awesome to hear you’ve added our Bone Builder Pack to your routine recently – and feeling good!! Glad you’re enjoying the updates and recipes 🙂

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  10. Rachel

    September 16, 2016 , 12:40 pm

    Love the pictures – truly hard work in the very beginning – your research paid off. I take AlgaeCal every day and have been doing so for years. I would not be so healthy without it. Many thanks. (I did love that shirt, bu the way!)

  11. Francoise

    September 17, 2016 , 1:46 am

    Thank you for the AlgeaCal team, bone loss is no longer a threat and now my bone density is resolving to normal.
    I have given your name and site to my friends and relatives, and we all continue to benefit from your great
    product. Please keep making it…
    Again a big thank you.
    Francoise

  12. Ann Blakey

    September 17, 2016 , 11:33 am

    I too am very happy I found AlgaeCal as the Osteoporosis in my lower back & hips, following a recent scan has now been diagnosed as Osteopenia. Thank you AlgaeCal.

  13. Joanne D. Curzie

    September 17, 2016 , 12:39 pm

    How great is that to be able to look at those pictures and be able to say “We did it!!!” Hip Hip Hoorah!
    What a blessing for me that I found you!
    The entire Algae Cal Team is and continues to be super terrific. Everything that you do has proven to be wonderful.
    I continue to sing your praises——like Francoise I pass all the pertinent information for your company and I do hope that the people that have requested your information have followed through.. My son in Alaska that is a chiropractor gives his patients your information since I have had amazing results.
    Many thanks and God’s Blessings to all,
    Joanne D. C

  14. Monica

    September 19, 2016 , 12:39 am

    Thank you for taking the time to comment, Joanne! It’s so wonderful to hear you’ve had amazing results and are spreading the word to your family and friends. We so appreciate it!

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  15. Carla

    September 17, 2016 , 1:27 pm

    I just started on AlgaeCal, so many emails, my husband deleted the first few before I could read them! IM extremely busy and don’t have a lot of time to linger. DIdnt expect them to be daily.

  16. Monica

    September 19, 2016 , 12:38 am

    Hi Carla,

    We definitely understand! You can actually update the frequency settings at the end of each email. Simply click ‘update email preferences’ and choose the frequency that you would like instead :).

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  17. delia slight

    September 17, 2016 , 9:26 pm

    Fractured my femur. Did not want to have surgery, and my research found your product and I’m going to give it a try and see if I can avoid surgery Wish me luck!

  18. judymayc

    October 22, 2016 , 6:10 am

    It gives me such hope reading comments of success from you all, as I am still crying in pain. Finally received referral to Chiropractor Monday and my 1st order of AlgaeCal & Booster also arrives Monday. I’ll also get a DEXA, but with chronic arthritis & DDD, bulging disc’s etc. I need this miraculous product now. Future success notes will be coming I’m sure.
    JudyMay Contino

  19. Monica

    October 24, 2016 , 2:23 am

    Hi Judy,

    Wonderful to hear your AlgaeCal Bone Builder Pack is arriving Monday. We look forward to your future success notes! 🙂

    Let us know if you have any questions during your bone health journey.

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

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MD, PhD - Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Founder of the Yoga Injury Prevention Website.,
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