Supplement: Coral / Sea Coral (Calcium Carbonate Matrix)

Supplement: Coral / Sea Coral (Calcium Carbonate Matrix)

Supplement: Coral / Sea Coral (Calcium Carbonate Matrix)

Coral / Sea Coral

Coral / Sea Coral

Coral / Sea Coral (Calcium Carbonate Matrix)

Other Names:

Calcium Carbonate Matrix, Calcium de Corail, Corail, Corail de Mer, Corail Marin, Coral Calcium, Coralline Hydroxyapatite, Espèce Goniopora, Espèce Madrepora, Goniopora species, Madrepora species, Marine Coral, Matrice de Carbonate de Calcium, Porites species, Sea Coral.

Coral is the skeletal structure of a marine animal. It makes up coral reefs. Don’t confuse coral with coral root (Corallorhiza odontorhiza).

Coral is used as a calcium supplement; to treat multiple sclerosis; and to treat and prevent cancer, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.

Surgeons use coral as a foundation for growing new bone in reconstructive surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, and in areas damaged by trauma. New bone cells grow inside the coral, which eventually dissolves.

The Federal Trade Commission has charged the marketers of a coral supplement called “Coral Calcium Supreme” with making unsupported health and medical claims about the product’s ability to cure cancer or other diseases such as multiple sclerosis and heart disease.

Surgeons use coral as a replacement for bone. It seems to allow the body to grow new bone in its place.

Possibly Effective for:

Use as a surgical replacement for bone. Coral can be used in place of bone for spinal fusions and bone tumors; as well as in dental, facial, and other surgeries. Coral offers some advantages over bone transplants. It has a lower rate of infection and doesn’t carry the risk of transmitting AIDS, hepatitis, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Insufficient Evidence for:

Calcium supplement. There’s no evidence that calcium from a coral source has any advantages over calcium from other sources.
Treating multiple sclerosis.
Treating and preventing cancer, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.
Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of coral for these uses.

Possibly Effective for:

Use as a surgical replacement for bone. Coral can be used in place of bone for spinal fusions and bone tumors; as well as in dental, facial, and other surgeries. Coral offers some advantages over bone transplants. It has a lower rate of infection and doesn’t carry the risk of transmitting AIDS, hepatitis, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Insufficient Evidence for:

Calcium supplement. There’s no evidence that calcium from a coral source has any advantages over calcium from other sources.
Treating multiple sclerosis.
Treating and preventing cancer, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.
Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of coral for these uses.

Coral used in surgery seems safe for most people. There is not enough information to know if coral taken by mouth is safe. Some oral coral products contain lead.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of coral during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

We currently have no information for CORAL Interactions.


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