Abalone & Your Health

Why Is Abalone Good For Your Health?

Have you ever ordered an expensive dish off of the menu only to realize it is not necessarily good for you? A tomahawk steak could range up to $300 but mostly full of saturated fats which turns into “bad” cholesterol therefore the unhealthy fats overpower the protein in the meat itself.

On the other hand, abalone is naturally full of nutrients that are full of flavor and is great for your body! Although you might be splurging on the price of wild abalone, we feel the health benefits and the taste make it worth celebrating.

Since wild abalone thrive in nutrient-rich waters, whatever they consume ultimately absorbs into our body. These wild creatures consume algae that are high in omega 3 fatty acids, aminos, and important vitamins that are essential to your overall health. When wild abalone have access to natural resources instead of farm-fed ingredients, we, in turn, get to reap all of the health benefits of their natural diet.

Wild abalone is known to be the highest grade of seafood, therefore our Calmex wild abalone have the best algae diet from the cold, nutrient-rich waters of Mexico and Australia.

What Important Nutrients Does Abalone Contain?

All of them! All the good kinds at least. You should feel good about the food that you consume and abalone is definitely a no-guilt healthy treat to indulge in for any occasion!


Protein: A much-needed nutrient to provide our bodies with energy, abalone contains about 70% of protein per serving size of 3oz (85g) https://www.eatthismuch.com/food/nutrition/abalone,3405/

What’s so important about protein? You need protein in your diet to continuously repair cells in your body and make new ones. Eating high protein foods like abalone has tremendous benefits like building muscle, recovery after an injury, and maintaining healthy weight! 

Calcium: This plays an important role in maintaining a healthy heart, strengthening teeth and bones. Per every 100g abalone contains about 30 mg of calcium more than 100g of beef or chicken! Abalone is a great substitute for calcium intake over some dairy products with fewer calories and fat too!

Vitamin B: Some people might not know what vitamin B does for your body but it has a direct impact on energy levels and moods, cell metabolism, and brain function. In a 100g serving of abalone it contains about 26% of essential vitamin B.

Omega 3: Abalone contains high quantities of omega 3 which is very useful for reducing heart disease levels and reduce the risk of developing cancers. Omega-3 protects your body against stroke and keeps your heart healthy.

Iron: Iron is an important mineral your body needs for growth and development as well as carrying oxygen to all parts of your body! Without it, you may feel fatigued and lightheaded when you stand up too fast. It helps promote focus and boosts your immune system.

Potassium: Helps aid in kidney function and removes excess sodium from your body. When your body has too much sodium this leads to high blood pressure. It also regulates heart rate, ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves, and is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates (https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-importance-of-potassium). 

Vitamin E: Although vitamin E is most known for its skincare benefits, people who take these supplements help to prevent heart disease, prevent inflammation, promote eyesight, and lower the risk of cancer! Luckily, abalone contains this essential vitamin so your body feels good about eating it from the inside out!

Magnesium: Another mineral that helps with regulating muscle and nerve function and aids in making protein, bone, and DNA. This also includes anti-inflammatory benefits and helps lower blood pressure. 

Selenium: Abalone is one of few foods that naturally contain selenium. Selenium is only needed in small amounts but is known to have huge benefits to the body! This mineral plays an important role in metabolism and thyroid function as well as promotes mental health that alleviates stress and promotes cognitive repair. Aside from all of these essential nutrients that are found in wild abalone there are plenty more health benefits too!

What Other Health Benefits Does Abalone Promote?

Now that you have an idea of what nutrients are in abalone, all of these vitamins and minerals combined together help with functions all throughout the body!

Low in Fat and Cholesterol: Fat and cholesterol intake from abalone is significantly less than most protein sources. So eat your heart out when it comes to abalone and you’ll still get to enjoy the benefits of a low-fat bite!

Cancer Prevention: Abalone is a healthy source of iodine and contains anti-carcinogenic properties that help prevent cancer before it’s too late!

Prevents Joint Pain: The minerals and oils found in vitamins in abalone help lubricate joints to decrease friction within the body.

Keeps the liver healthy: Abalone helps to enhance the function of your liver by filtering out the bad things trying to enter your body. Mineral-rich shellfish helps boost the detoxifying powers of your liver to continuously filter out excess fats and harmful properties.

Now, keep in mind that Calmex only catches wild abalone from parts of the ocean they thrive healthily in. Some farmed abalone will not contain these health benefits that are derived naturally from the ocean’s resources. Luckily, Calmex Wild Abalone contains all of these nutrients and health benefits in one can! So good you’ll want to save the brine to absorb all of the vitamins and minerals found in our product. Not only known as the “Treasure Of The Sea”, but good for you too!