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Comparative characterization study of plant based calcium versus synthetic calcium

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Author Details : Supriya H Raut*, Mihir C Gadani

Volume : 8, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 134-140

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Background: Calcium is an essential mineral which supports bone health as well as serves as a major therapeutic intervention that can prevent and delay the incidence of osteoporosis.Multicellular aquatic plants like are a rich source of plant based calcium.
Aims/Objective: The Characterization of Plant based calcium and Synthetic calcium sources using sophisticated analytical techniques.
Material and Methods: Plant based Calcium and Synthetic Calcium sources were subjected to instrumental analysis such as SEM, ICP-OES and XRD, and comparisons were done followed by interpretation.
Results and Discussion: In this study, three different instrument techniques like SEM, ICP-OES and XRD were used for the characterization of plant based calcium and synthetic calcium. The results showed that plant based calcium were smaller crystals as compared to synthetic calcium crystals. Further, in case of XRD results, plant based calcium is shown to possess two 2? values, whereas in case of synthetic calcium, it showed a single 2? value. Further, Magnesium and Boron content were higher in case of plant based calcium as compared to synthetic calcium.
Conclusion: Both Plant based and Synthetic Calcium can be distinguished using SEM, ICP-OES and XRD techniques. Outcomes of this study enlightens the probable reasons for enhanced bioavailability in case of plant based calcium sources as compared to synthetic sources.

Keywords: Plant Based Calcium, Synthetic Calcium, Lithothamnion calcareum, Calcium Supplements, Elemental Analyses, Aquatic plants Analysis, Structural analysis, Red algae.

How to cite : Raut S H, Gadani M C, Comparative characterization study of plant based calcium versus synthetic calcium. Int J Pharm Chem Anal 2021;8(3):134-140

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