A 39-year-old female asked:
how is calcium citrate diferent from standard calcium supplement?that's having magnesium &zinc added. which type of calcium i shd take, i can't ve dairy
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Citrate preferred: Calcium citrate can be easily absorbed and dissolved when compared to calcium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Magnesium is often added because it may provide further benefit and because it tends to counter the constipating effect of calcium.
Answered on Jan 3, 2014
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