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What are the pros and cons of calcium citrate vs. Calcium carbonate for osteoporosis?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Calcium absorption: Calcium citrate is readily absorbed by the intestine in the absence of acid in the stomach whereas calcium carbonate is poorly absorbed in the absence of acid. However calcium carbonate is absorbed if taken with a meal.
Answered on Jul 7, 2019
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