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calcium citrate vs calcium carbonate vs calcium gluconate

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Neither: Recent studies have concluded that calcium in any form has no value in building bone or preventing bone loss.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No difference: The differences are not significant enough when it comes to clinical results.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cough: No.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
1 gram: 1 gram IV helps treat hyperkalemia

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