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Allergic Shellfish Calcium Supplement Kind Safe
I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?
Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the reason why you are taking the calcium replacement. If you don't have bone problems (osteopenia/osteoporosis) or hypoparathyroidism (chronically low calcium on blood test) then you don't need to take calcium supplement and should get it from food such as dairy products. If you have the above conditions, then calcium suplements (at the recommended dose) + food are perfectly safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you eat?: Depends what else you eat. You need about 1000 mg of calcium rich foods a day--and enough vitamin d to tell your body what to do with the calcium. Many non dairy foods have calcium: especially tofu, tahini paste, whitefish, shrimp, and sardines. Bok choy, kale, white and navy beans, almonds, apricots, figs and others http://www.Godairyfree.Org/health-info/calcium/dairy-free-calcium-chart. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's safe to take C4 extreme with multivitamin, fish oil and calcium supplement?
C4: C4 is a supplement mixture with no data to support its use. Multivites, fish oil and calcium supplements have at least some reason to think they will be a positive action. I personally wouldn't recommend taking c4 but have no more data support not recommending it than there is to say it is beneficial. Eat a good diet and have a good exercise program, the supplements might or might not help. ...Read more
Does it make sense to use shell of chicken, duck, quail egg we eat for calcium supplement? What about fish bones? What kind has the least lead ?
Perhaps but...: One can prepare eggshells in a way that can be used as a calcium supplement- see http://mamanatural.Com/how-to-make-eggshell-calcium/ however, the type of calcium in eggshells, calcium carbonate, is relatively poorly absorbed. Also, studies show taking calcium supplements doubles risk of heart attacks! see http://bit.Ly/1ifyjcy however, balancing with magnesium ; vit k makes it safer.See comment:. ...Read more
Calcium: Depending on your diet, you may or may not need supplemental calcium. You can get a lot from leafy greens, tofu, yogurt, cheese, milk, sardines, salmon, etc. http://tinyurl.com/d8bvfbn around 900-1200 milligrams of calcium per day are enough. If you aren't getting this much in your food, calcium citrate is better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Use a product that also has vit d and vit k2. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Calcium: Depending on your diet, you may or may not need supplemental calcium. You can get a lot from leafy greens, tofu, yogurt, cheese, milk, sardines, salmon, etc. http://tinyurl.com/d8bvfbn around 900-1200 milligrams of calcium per day are enough. If you aren't getting this much in your food, calcium citrate is better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Use a product that also has vit d and vit k2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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