CategoryCalcium

Is Monocalcium Phosphate Vegan?

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It’s typically safe to assume that monocalcium phosphate is vegan, although there might be a few rare cases where it’s not. It’s very common to see in baking soda, functioning as a leavening agent. So why is it not always vegan? To find out, let me quickly explain how monocalcium phosphate is made. Patents for chemical processes for creating monocalcium phosphate go back to the 1930s. The process...

Can Vegans Take Calcium Supplements?

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Calcium deficiency is fairly common in vegans, so a supplement can really benefit certain people. The good news is that vegans can take calcium supplements…just not all of them. Most “regular” calcium supplements are not vegan. Why? It seems like they all should be. After all, the vast majority of calcium comes in forms that are obtained from stones like limestone (calcium...

Is Calcium Citrate Vegan Friendly?

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Calcium citrate is one of, if not the, best form of calcium. It’s found in some of the best vegan calcium supplements. It absorbs well, and rarely causes stomach issues like other forms of calcium used in supplements. The calcium citrate used in food and supplement products is vegan-friendly. It can be found in nature, but the vast majority of it is made industrially in a lab process that...

Can Vegans Eat Calcium Carbonate?

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Calcium carbonate is one of the most common forms of calcium in supplements. It’s relatively cheap, and absorbs better than most other types. However, it’s possible that calcium carbonate can come from oysters and mussel shells. I’ve never seen a supplement label the source of their calcium carbonate, but you could contact the manufacturer to be sure. What I can say is that most...

The 4 Best Vegan Calcium Supplements of 2019

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Calcium deficiency is fairly common in the general population. But vegans can be at an even higher risk of it. Most studies have come to the same conclusion – most vegans don’t get enough calcium. One study found that vegans getting less than 525 mg of calcium per day increased to a higher risk of bone fractures. (Interesting side note: the vegans with more than 525 mg per day had the...