New Supplements Like Super Cal Plus Can Be Confusing
Sometimes when Young Living adds new supplements, it can be confusing to figure out how they differ from existing products. This is certainly the case with Super Cal and Super Cal Plus.
Both are Calcium and Magnesium Supplements
The older formulation of Super Cal contains 24% of an adult’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium, and 29% of the daily allowance of magnesium. Super Cal Plus is similar with 20% RDA of Calcium and 30% RDA of magnesium. Both supplements can help to support normal bone and dental health, and enzyme function, as well as nerve and muscle function.
I love the combination of magnesium and calcium, because magnesium helps to drive calcium into bones. This prevents it from combining with fat in the arteries and increasing the risk of heart disease.
The dosage of each supplement is the same: 2 capsules, once a day with food. Both can be combined with other Young Living Supplements like Sulfurzyme, Life 9 (just be sure to separate the doses), and Super B. They are labeled for use in adults and children over 12 years old. If you currently use Master Formula, you may choose not to use either of these supplements unless you want the extra bone support.
Beware! They both contain potential allergens: gelatin and stearic acid.
But. . .
The calcium and magnesium in Super Cal Plus is part of a synergistic blend of marine minerals that includes not only calcium and magnesium, but also up to 70 other minerals. The blend is extracted from red algae, a plant that naturally absorbs minerals from the ocean. This blend helps improve the bioavailability of the calcium. It also contains high quality Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2. The combination of Vitamin D and Calcium has been shown to help prevent osteoporosis when accompanied by a healthy diet. While Vitamin K is not as critical to bone health as Vitamin D and Calcium, it does help to ensure that calcium stays in the bones and not in the arteries.
On the other hand. . .
Super Cal is not devoid of minerals. It contains zinc, potassium, and boron, but they are not from the marine mineral blend that Super Cal Plus boasts of.
The Essential Oils are also Different
Super Cal Plus contains Idaho blue spruce, Northern Lights Black Spruce, copaiba, vetiver and peppermint.
Super Cal contains marjoram, wintergreen, lemongrass and myrtle.
My Bottom Line
Super Cal and Super Cal Plus are both excellent supplements. I personally choose to use Super Cal Plus because I like that the minerals are extracted directly from plants. Let me know which one you select!
You should also check out my book, Essentials: 75 Answers to Common Questions About Essential Oils and Supplements.