About LitChicks' Calcified Lithothamnium Calcareum

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What is Calcified Lithothamnium Calcareum?

Calcified Lithothamnium Calcareum, commonly known as Lithothamnium Calcareum, is a type of red algae/seaweed that belongs to the family Corallinaceae. It is characterized by its calcified structure, meaning it has a hard skeleton made of calcium carbonate.

This particular species is found in various marine environments, including coral reefs, rocky shores, and seagrass meadows. It is typically found in shallow tropical and subtropical waters, but can also be found in colder regions.

The calcified structure of Lithothamnium Calcareum serves several important purposes. First and foremost, it provides the algae with structural support, allowing it to withstand wave action and other physical stresses.

Furthermore, Lithothamnium Calcareum is known for its high content of essential minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and trace elements. These minerals have various benefits for both human and animal health. As a result, Lithothamnium Calcareum is commonly used in the production of supplements, especially those aimed at promoting bone health and providing essential nutrients.

One notable example of the use of Lithothamnium Calcareum is in the production of calcium supplements. The calcified Lithothamnium is harvested, dried, tumbled into a granulated 2 to 5mm size pieces for your flock,  Due to its natural form, it is considered a more bioavailable source of calcium compared other alternatives.

Millions of chickens worldwide already include this in their daily routine. Our Lithothamnium, red seaweed, grows over 6 feet tall on the ocean floor in a micro climate off the coast of Brazil. Its dead leaves shed, calcifying and collecting into piles the size of islands. This natural resource replenishes over 70 million metric tons every 3 years. Our Lithothamnium is sustainably harvested and tumbled into bite size morsels - ready for your chickens to live their best egg-layin’ life!

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