Aquamin from Marigot Ltd. is a multi-mineral complex produced from calcareous marine red algae (Lithothamnion sp.), which absorbs essential nutrients from the sea. Aquamin marine minerals is a truly unique and natural ingredient.

The algae from which Aquamin marine minerals are created is sustainably harvested under licence from the North Atlantic seabed, around the Icelandic coast. The resulting natural Calcium products are 100% plant based and can be used in food, beverage and supplement applications. Also available is Aquamin Mg a natural Magnesium source produced from seawater from the Irish Sea.

Marigot Ltd have conducted a large number of peer reviewed scientific publications supporting Aquamin’s use in bone, joint and digestive health areas. Details of these publications can be requested from Prinova.

Aquamin marine minerals include more than 72 trace minerals and the main minerals present are Calcium and Magnesium.

Calcium and Magnesium are essential minerals, taken to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis.

Bones play many roles in the body including: providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles and storing minerals.

While it is important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence, it is also essential to maintain bone health in adulthood for wellbeing during ageing, and to maintain an active lifestyle. Bones are continuously changing with new bone being formed and old bone being reabsorbed.

Table 1: EU and USA calcium recommendation by group

A lack of calcium supplementation in children can generate a long term development issues such as:

  • Not growing to their full potential height as adults
  • Developing Rickets, Osteopenia and Osteoporosis when adults
  • Poor development of bones, and teeth
  • Sore and weak muscles can often be experienced by children with a low calcium diet

The lack of magnesium supplementation in children can generate a long term development issue such as:

  • Impacting bone development
  • Reducing calcium absorption, as magnesium is required to convert Vitamin D into its active form
  • Health conditions including asthma, migraines and muscle cramps
  • Digestive problems and constipation

Importance of calcium supplementation for post-menopausal women

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 20% of women aged over 50 are thought to be suffering from osteoporosis, which is linked to calcium deficiency.

Aquamin - Bone Mass graph

Table 2: Bone mass changes with age

Marigot Ltd undertook a large-scale investigation into mineral supplementation and bone health in post-menopausal women. In conjunction with Prinova a detailed technical paper has been produced detailing this research which is available to download here.

The paper details how supplementation with Aquamin marine minerals resulted in a more favourable bone health profile, preventing bone diseases.

Prinova can provide bespoke premix formulations incorporating Aquamin’s minerals to develop tablets, or fully water soluble formulations with zero chalkiness for beverages. Below there is a joint health beverage shot formulation including some Vitamins and Minerals that works in synergy with Aquamin products:

Prinova are distributors for the Aquamin marine minerals range of products in Austria, Switzerland, UK and Ireland as detailed below:

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