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What is the best calcium supplement for women?

What is the best calcium supplement for women?

Any: Any sort of calcium supplement is fine. Citracal is a opopular brand. Viactiv is even chocolate flavored! there are many over the counter options and all are good. Also consider a multivitamin because it will also serve as a supplement for other vitamins. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What is the best natural calcium supplement that does not contain any bones?

What is the best natural calcium supplement that does not contain any bones?

Dairy products: The best natural calcium supplement is milk and yogurt. 8 oz. Of either provides 300 mg calcium. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement to buy for men?

What is the best calcium supplement to buy for men?

Calcium for men: The best calcium supplement is the one that you find easiest to take. While some preparations are absorbed better than others (eg, calcium citrate vs. Calcium carbonate, liquid-based calcium vs. Pill form), in general they are all comparable and work fine for the average healthy person. My personal favorite is viactiv, which is a calcium chew with extra vitamin k to help absorption--tasty. ...Read more

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Which OTC calcium supplement has the best absorption?

Calcium suplement: Not all otc calcium suplement has the best absorption. There are two common calcium suplement available otc :calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. Calcium citrate has better absorption then calcium carbonate. ...Read more

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Whats the best calcium supplement for hypoparathroidism?

No best.: Calcium citrate or calcium carbonate would be adequate as a supplement. Calcitriol is best able to increase the absorption of calcium so that a normal blood calcium level is maintained. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement for acute osteoporosis?

Calcium and Vit D: If osteoporosis is severe you should be on medication ie bisphosphonate (ie fosomax, forteo. Calcium with vit d is good supplementation. Should have your calcium level checked by urinylsis and d3 level by blood testing. Your primary care physician should be able to advise you. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take your calcium supplement?

When is the best time to take your calcium supplement?

Divided doses: Hi. Calcium is best absorbed if it's taken in divided doses throughout the day (usually 2-3 times/day). Make sure you're getting enough vitamin D too...it augments calcium absorption. ...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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What is the best calcium supplement with vitamin d for a 63-year-old woman?

Lots to choose from: As long as you are getting between 1000-1200mg of calcium daily in divided doses and 2000-5000 units of vitamin d daily you should be in good range. A blood sample before and 3 months after supplementation would be recommended. Also make sure you are doing 30 mins of weight bearing exercise at least 3 times a week for optimal bone health. ...Read more

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I have kidney stone and osteoporosis what calcium supplement i s best if any?

I have kidney stone and osteoporosis what calcium supplement i s best if any?

two are okay: Calcium citrate and calcium lactate. Both ultimately could increase citrate in urine which is a good thing. But need to have 24 hour urine follow up to make sure calcium excretion in urine is not substantial. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take a calcium supplement with vitamin d supplement?

When is the best time to take a calcium supplement with vitamin d supplement?

It depends: Most vitamin d3 supplements are best taken with food. Calcium carbonate should be taken with food, so you may take both at the same meal. Calcium citrate can be taken with or without food. ...Read more

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Do men need calcium supplement?

Do men need calcium supplement?

Depends: We do not recommend calcium supplementation for the heck of supplementing. We always prefer you to get your calcium from your food. However, in men who has osteoporosis or osteopenia, calcium supplementation + vitamin d is appropriate and recommended. ...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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Side effects of calcium supplement?

Side effects of calcium supplement?

Multiple: The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. However, supplemental calcium can also contribute to calcification of arteries which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Speak to your physician about how to best meet your calcium needs without increasing your risks. Natural sources of calcium are usually the safest. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Depends: No serious side effects if taken as directed. If too much, can cause high calcium level in the blood and subsequently urine, kidney stone, low magnesium in blood, constipation, nausea...The last two symptoms can occur even at normal replacement dose. ...Read more

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How many calories are in a calcium supplement?

Most have 0 calories: Most tablets (oscal, citracal) have no calories. Soft chewable froms will typically have a few calories. For examplem, viactiv milk chocolate soft chews have 20 calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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