A 27-year-old female asked:
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best calcium supplement for a 27 yr old female with degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis? citrate, carbonate, gluconate, phosphate?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No difference: The differences are not significant enough when it comes to clinical results.
Answered on Jun 29, 2013

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