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is there a calcium supplement that can be added to water?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Yes: There are several companies that sell powdered or liquid calcium supplements that can be put in water.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Caclium powder: You can use calcium in powder form. Be sure it is ok w/your doctor and please don't use it by itself. It needs co-factors such as Vitamin D or it can hurt more than help. Peace and good health.

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Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

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Should I be taking supplements while pregnant?

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Yes: All pregnant women should take a prenatal vitamin which will contain folic acid. Ideally, you start this 3 months before pregnancy. Other supplements that can be beneficial are calcium 1000-1500mg daily, omega 3 and for women with anemia iron.
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omega 3 for fetal brain development should ideally be at least 250 mg of DHA found most reliably in fish oil or algal sources of omega 3- but non pregnant women can consumer up to 2000 mg/day for anti0inflammatory and other general health benefits. remember to continue these supps while breast feeding!
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