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Calcium citrate vs calcium carbonate vs calcium gluconate

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Calcium absorption: Calcium citrate is readily absorbed by the intestine in the absence of acid in the stomach whereas calcium carbonate is poorly absorbed in the absence... Read More
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Absorption: Citrate is a little easier to absorb and more calcium dense. Both work if you take enough, take them properly, and make sure you get in at least 2, 00... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Absorption: Calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are calcium supplements which are recommended to people who do not use dairy products. Calcium carbonate is not... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Either ok: Either form of calcium is reasonable to take as a supplement. Choose a form that you won't mind taking as some are definitely more palatable than othe... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
No: No, the only difference is that the former is better taken with food whereas the latter (calcium citrate) can be taken on an empty stomach.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Either: Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't ne... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Calcium: Not much to choose from. Go to the drug store and look at the several options for calcium. Carefully read the comments on each one and choose the one ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Neither: Recent studies have concluded that calcium in any form has no value in building bone or preventing bone loss.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yolanda Wade
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Should be fine: These supplements should be safe for most healthy adults taken in amounts that do not exceed the product label directions.
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A female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
A Verified Doctoranswered
55 years experience
Elemental calcium: The difference is between the percentages of elemental calcium available in each product
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Yes: Please discuss this with your doctor.
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