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Which is the best calcium supplements for a feeding mother?

Which is the best calcium supplements for a feeding mother?

Medicine Is Neutral: There is no recommendation for products here from us. Medicine would be neutral on taking calcium supplements or what product to use. ...Read more

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 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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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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Whats the best calcium supplement for hypoparathroidism?

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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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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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 kind of calcium is best to supplement with?

What kind of calcium is best to supplement with?

My choice would be--: Calcium with vit d3. Check out with your local pharmacy what they have. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the best time of day to take calcium supplements?

Morning and evening: Calcium supplements should be taken in split doses if 1000 mg is the amount. Absorption is less effective if taken all at once. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lang
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Calcium Supplements (Definition)

Typically babies get plenty of calcium from breast milk or formula. Whenever they don't, for instance for babies with galactosemia, calcium supplementation is important to support ...Read more