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Benefits Of Calcium Sandoz
What is the best calcium to take for bones support? What is the best way to take calcium to get the best benefits?
There : There is no clear answer to this. While the "best" source is dairy products as far as absorption, they have a lot of calories and many people have lactose intolerance. It requires about a quart of dairy products per day to get enough calcium. The lactose helps with solubility and absorption and dairy is fortified with vitamin d. There are also other minerals, such as magnesium, included in milk. Since many people do not get enough dairy, supplementation is helpful. Calcium carbonate and calcium citromalate are readily absorbed. While Tums are easy to take and relatively cheap, they do not include vitamin d. You need to take 5 regular Tums to get 1000mg of calcium. While that is adequate for many adult men, it is inadequate for adolescents and perimenopausal women who need 1500mg per day. Some people will benefit from 2000mg per day, but more than that is associated with kidney stones. There are many supplements that offer calcium and vitamin d together. However, they tend to be large pills that are "hard to swallow." another source are the calcium chews, which come in regular and sugar-free versions. They provide 500mg calcium and 400iu vitamin d each, but also have vitamin k, making them inappropriate for people on coumadin. In the end, the best calcium source is the one you will use reliably. Since it doesn't work if you don't take it, you need to find the one that fits best into your lifestyle. ...Read more
How long does it take for calcium channel blockers (diltiazem Tildiem) to work/get into your system before you feel the benefits?
Prevents Ca loss: Calcium is an essential mineral for the function of all cells, and the body maintains blood levels of calcium in a narrow range. If the amount of calcium taken in doesn't keep up with the losses, the body pulls calcium out of the bones and teeth to keep the blood levels where they belong. So providing enough calcium from foods or supplements keeps more calcium in the bones & teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cardiac MRI - it came back perfect. Would i benefit from a calcium scoring? I do have risk factors, but not sure if it tells the same things.
Predicts your risk: Doing calcium scoring may help in calculating your future risk of cardiovascular disease. Why was cardiac MRI done? Some patients with family history of coronary artery disease may get calcium scoring done to predict there future risk . If you are at low risk based of co-morbidities and risk factors you don't need one. ...Read more
LOTS: Vit d helps enhance calcium absorption and both are needed for many biochemical reactions in the body including bone strength/health and heart function. Vit d has been found to prevent 16 forms of cancer, helps the immune system, prevents the flu, helps with heart health and gut health. ...Read more
Quantity: Milk is food. It naturally contains some calcium, and it is often supplemented with some vitamin d...Usually enough so that you can utilize the calcium in the milk. The amount of vitamin d in milk is insufficient to keep blood vitamin d at adequate levels, unless you're drinking unhealthy quantities of milk and neglecting other sources of nutrition. You need more vitamin d than is in milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any vitamin supplements that you can take that benefit your teeth? Strengthen them? Would calcium help? Or such a thing as regenerating?
Interested in the benefits of vitamin D combined with Vitamin K2. Especially with respect to minimising further calcium build up in arterial arteries.
Many benefits: I advise my patients to take 5-8000 iu of D3/day (esp. fall and winter) and to take at least 150 mcg of K2/day though up to 15 mg/day is reasonable. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer for more on D, http://www.needs.com/product/NDNL-0802-01/a_Vitamin_K about Vit K, http://tinyurl.com/4rqhnn4 and http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/19/vitamin-d-vitamin-k2.aspx ...Read more
I am 24.I have pain in front bones of legs below knee and in ankle bone.It increases on walking faster. I had x-ray, calcium, vit d, but got no benefit.
Milk, cheese: Dairy products are obviously great sources of calcium. So are yogurt and certain vegetables like soy beans, okra, spinach, and broccoli. If you're looking for a quick, high-quality supplement, try viactiv - tastes like a candy bar and very high in calcium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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