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Can calcium supplement help in height increase

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Osteoporosis: If your doctor has not recommended calcium along with vitamin D you might need a doctor who knows a bit more about osteoporosis. Together these meds ... Read More
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Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
No, not calcium: According to the manufacturer's vitamin listing, zevit capsules contain: zinc sulphate monohydrate, vitamin b1, vitamin b2 , vitamin b6 , vitamin b12, ... Read More
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Small amount calcium: Zevit is principally a b complex vitamin. It also has zinc and vitamin c. The amount of calcium is trivial.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
8 years experience Internal Medicine
All: As far as i'm concerned, all could benefit from 800-1200 mg daily. Broccoli and salmon has more calcium than a glass of milk and more nutritious too. ... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Vitamin D too: Shoot for levels at least 50 for optimal health . We think it is probably a hormone and not a vitamin and just now learning the role in immunity, hea ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
If not enough diet: Need about 1200-1500mg calcium: all sources (diet and supp), about 800 iu vit d/d. Takes work to get it .Dairy (low fat/no fat) easiest (200-250mg/8 o ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: We do not recommend calcium supplementation for the heck of supplementing. We always prefer you to get your calcium from your food. However, in men ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
No: Calcium is an important factor for maintaining bone strength but does not make you grow taller.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Megabone calcium: Sure megabone calcium will work but you would likely be spending more money than necessary. Milk is an inexpensive way to get enough calcium and there ... Read More
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Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Any: Any sort of calcium supplement is fine. Citracal is a opopular brand. Viactiv is even chocolate flavored! there are many over the counter options and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Varies: The recommendation for supplementation depends on your age and dietary intake. First, look up the recommended intake for your age and calculate your c ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
None: Given recent studies showing increased risk of calcification of blood vessels due to oral calcium supplements, i recommend against them. Get calcium ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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The cheapest: Take the cheapest one you tolerate. Calcium carbonate is the least extensive. Calcium gluconate is fractionally better absorbed and sometimes better t ... Read More

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