CRAY-Z OR LACK OF OMEGA-3?
NO MORE CRAY-Z HEAD.
Crayfish help in the development of bones. They have high levels of minerals such as: Calcium and Magnesium. Both are essential in the development of bones and hair growth.
The Omega-3 found in crayfish is great for kids and doesn't taste as horrible as the liquid capsules. Omega-3 also helps with motor skills in children and have a great impact on those suffering from depression.
If only we could get a medical certificate to go marroning.
'POLYPS' IT'S A GASTROLITH
While talking to Justin from Old Vasse Trout & Marron Farm. He showed me
these jars with these white looking stones found on the banks of his marron dams. Upon doing research I found that they are actually from the freshwater crayfish (they form in their heads).
These have an appearance of a hardened button mushroom and are called
'Gastroliths' in latin it breaks down to mean: Gastro = Stomach & Lith = Stone.
Personally I believe they should be named 'Calciliths' as they are quite literally little calcium deposits used to help create the crayfish exoskeleton during molting so that's what I'm going to call them.
The process is quite amazing, once the crayfish reaches its molting period the hormones that drive the process to extract calcium carbonate from the exoskeleton form the excess as these little calcium stones. Only freshwater crayfish form these 'Calciliths', unlike their salt water cousins who live in calcium rich saltwater which makes these unique to freshwater species of crays. After the crayfish has molted, the 'Calci-Liths'.. sorry I can't call them stomach stones or gastroliths, every species on the planet can have those and Calciliths are not used to break down unprocessed foods and are not swallowed rocks to assist with a lack of teeth.. So! The 'Calciliths are reabsorbed and used in the strengthening of the new exoskeleton to help it protect itself from predators. In T. H. Huxley's book; The Crayfish An Introduction to Zoology. 1st Edition published in 1880, he calls them 'Brainstones' as they are not found in the Cray's stomach. We can't of gone that far backwards in 140 years have we?
If you are lucky enough to have watched the molting process of a crayfish, you will notice how the crayfish will eat its old shell to absorb the very last nutrients it needs to strengthen its armor faster. The larger the crayfish, the more calcium carbonate is needed to strengthen the shell. This could be why crayfish show signs of aggression to others of the same and other species prior to the molting period as the hormones start, the cravings for calcium kicks in. Sounds similar to people and our milk cravings.
The people of the land around the world have been found with Necklaces made of these unique 'Calciliths and Gastroliths from other species creating spectacular jewelry' and were even used in dentistry to fill holes in teeth. No one is sticking stomach stones in their mouth as a fake tooth. Much like people require calcium for strong and healthy bones, so does a freshwater crayfish to maintain its armor. and it cannot get it from the waters it calls home unlike their salt water cousins.
CRAYFISH Major Nutrition
74 K Calories in 85 g
Gastroliths and 'Calciliths' have been used in traditional medicine for their absorbent and antacid properties for a large range of different conditions & diseases including: the plague, a cure for syphilis, the assistance with breaking down bladder stones, 'Calciliths assist with stomach problems (including stomach ulcers and stomach stones 'Gastroliths'. Seems fitting to give these Calci-Liths/ Brainstones the recognition they deserve.
The Black Pearls have held our office hostage and have our workers all grinding down the Calci-Liths into powder and putting it into vegan gelatin capsules.
All Calci-Liths are cleaned and processed prior to being ground into powder form. (I should know! They are making me do it!) No added ingredients though. (they don't want to hurt you, just win our competition)
100% GROUND CALCIUM CARBONATE
100% HIDE VEGETARIAN CAPSULES
100% vegetarian derived from HPMC
Pure natural plant fiber, care for your health
Irritant-free and Preservative-free
CAPSULES ARE SIZE 1 ONLY.
100 CAPSULES PER BOTTLE