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Young males may not need calcium supplements at all. Ask your doctor to do a bone density exam, and check your blood levels to determine need, as excess can lead to renal, stones and other problems.
Supplements include oyster shell with vit D, Ca citrate, or just dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt, and even Ice cream. First determine the need for replacement. ...Read more
Yes you can: Get a falsely high level of calcium due to different conditions, or simple lab error. If you repeat the test and it still shows high serum calcium, then you need to get more tests to see why. Dehydration, low magnesium, low albumin, and muscle conditions like rhabdomyolysis can cause higher calcium levels in the blood. Of course there are serious diseases like Paget's and cancer too. ...Read more
Essential: Calcium is a mineral that plays an important role in bone health. Calcium is also needed in proper functioning of the heart (to keep it beating), muscles (to keep them bending), and nerves (to keep them firing). Some people who suffer from kidney failure benefit from taking calcium to maintain strong bones. The amount of calcium supplements required in an individual depends on age and gender. ...Read more
1200 mg daily: A good rule of thumb for adults is 1200 mg daily plus what you take in with meals. Calcium supplements usually come in 600 mg tablets and you take one twice daily. They may contain vitamin d in the amount of 400 units each as well, though you can get them without the vit. D. Pending your age, risks, medical conditions etc, you should be safe. If quesitons, ask your pcp about you in particular. ...Read more
1000mg mainly diet: For your age (assuming this is for you) the NIH recommends that you should take 1000mg of calcium. But, most women in the US obtain enough calcium from their diet. Bone loss generally occurs around 30. So, unless you are at high risk of osteoporosis you probably do not need a Calcium supplement, those found in multi-vitamins should be sufficient. ...Read more
Not exactly: You don't exactly want to build up calcium. I think you're trying to build stronger bones. That takes work, i.e. Weight bearing exercise. Just eating calcium rich foods, antacids or calcium supplements without exercise, which forces your body to build and remodel bones, is like topping off your gas tank without driving your car. There are side effects from high calcium and vitamin d levels. ...Read more
A pill: Take a pill containing 600 mg of calcium and 400 mg of vitamin d. Take one pill or take two a day depending on your diet. It's the easiest and probably the cheapest most cost effective way to do it. There is a brand out there that sells 500 pills of the above for $5.00. That is two pills a day for 3/4 of a year for pennies. ...Read more
Very: Calcium is very important- it helps build strong bones-- the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body. ...Read more
While it can be intake of calcium milk vitamins minerals I really excessive amounts that is not likely.
The body regulates calcium so...if dietary is hi, it just doesn't get in.
Mainly it is elevated when a regulatory system is messed up.
Too much parathyroid hormone elevates calcium
Having bones breaking down can also do that ...Read more