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I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?

I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?

Ca Supplementation: Virtually any calcium supplement will be safe. Your allergy to shellfish is to a protein in the muscle known as tropomyosin and if this is not usually an ingredient found in vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


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What is considered the safe daily dose of calcium supplement?

What is considered the safe daily dose of calcium supplement?

Depends: There are recommendations for calcium intake based on sex and age. It is safe only to supplement up to the recommended intake if your diet is insufficient in calcium for your sex and age. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to dairy do I need a calcium supplement?

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

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What type of reduction in efficacy is there in levaquin (levofloxacin) when taking with calcium supplement? I did this for the first three days of a 10 day course.

What type of reduction in efficacy is there in levaquin (levofloxacin) when taking with calcium supplement?  I did this for the first three days of a 10 day course.

% unknown: Calcium binds Levaquin (levofloxacin) thus not allowing it to be absorbed. (levaquin (levofloxacin) canadian prescribing information. Janssen-ortho inc. February 4, 2005.) if taken many hours apart, they're ok on the same day. O/w, would consider the first few days as ineffective and continue the course from day 4 as though it were day 1. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

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 more

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Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

The cheapest: Take the cheapest one you tolerate. Calcium carbonate is the least extensive. Calcium gluconate is fractionally better absorbed and sometimes better tolerated, but is more expensive per mg of calcium absorbed. And don't forget adequate vitamin D; it can really help with calcium absorption in the intestine. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement to take is the very best?

Which type of calcium supplement to take is the very best?

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 more

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Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

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 more

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Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Yes: If you do not get enough calcium in your diet , your body will take it out of your bone. Only supplement your diet if you are not getting the recommended intake for your age and sex. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Yes: Yes, watch though for the contents of your multi vitamin as you want to avoid over exposure to any vitamin or trace element that can be present also in your calcium pill. ...Read more

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