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Frequently Asked Questions


Is Coral Calcium the cure for cancer?

I have lost count of the number of people who have sent me Email asking if Coral Calcium was really the cure for cancer. My answer has always been a short one: "No."

With no research to back up that amazing claim (and others), action has finally been taken against this product's main promoters. In June 2003, ConsumerLab.com found low levels of lead in Bob Barefoot's Coral Calcium Supreme, levels above which California requires a warning label that was not provided by this product. The Federal Trade Commission charged the marketers of the same dietary supplement with making false and unsubstantiated claims about the product's health benefits. Even the dietary supplement industry had called for crackdown on the claims and sales of coral calcium. Quackwatch.com has summarized all of the related information about this waste of money and hope. Finally, Nutrition News Focus says that Coral Calcium's only real claim is that it is certainly the world's most expensive calcium supplement.

Has my answer to this question changed? In a word, "No! Don't waste your money and hope for a cancer cure on this product."



faq posted 9/03

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Herbs and other Dietary Supplements

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These questions and answers are intended to be of a general informative nature. Please consult with the Registered Dietitian in your cancer center or your health care provider for nutritional advice that can be individualized to your specific medical condition.


Contact Diana:

Phone: 734/996-9260

Fax: 734/996-9262

P.O. Box 130221, Ann Arbor, MI  48113

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