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Calcium orotate vs calcium citrate

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Elemental calcium: The difference is between the percentages of elemental calcium available in each product
Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Depends on use: Calcium pyruvate is currently being pushed as a supplement for weight loss, but without proof. It has not been evaluated for treatment or prevention o... Read More

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: About 1000 mg a day with vitamin d3. Vit d is needed to help absorb the calcium.
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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Don't know: We do not know what causes this condition. We do know most people get better with time and no other treatment. If the calcium citrate works for you ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Calcium: Two different forms of chemical calcium
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Generally none: Check w/your doctor. Magnesium can interfere with the absorption of calcium if you take them together. You don't need to replace magnesium unless you'... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
A couple of hours: Calcium will start entering circulation in a couple of hours, provided you have sufficient vitamin d in your system.
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No time limit: Multivitamins and calcium supplements actually can be taken together..Vitamins in general are relatively easy to absorb under normal condition and cal... Read More
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Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 58 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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Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Probably safe: Calcium taken alone without vitamin d may increase the risk of heart problems or stroke because you can not put the calcium in your bones without vita... Read More
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Relatively safe: The citrate in calcium citrate is helpful to prevent stone disease. Calcium however could increase calcium excretion in urine. It has the potential of... Read More

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