A 40-year-old member asked:
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Is calcium carbonate a better calcium supplement than calcium citrate?

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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.
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
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