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Doctor insights on: Calcium Brand

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56 yr old woman taking 5mg prednisone ever day for 30 yrs.Need to take calcium w/vitamind. What brand do you recommend .

No specific brand: Definitely calcium supplementation is needed together with vitamin d, that's to supplement daily requirements, higher doses might be needed depending on other tests / bone densitometry, suggest an evaluation by primary md / endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Please, can someone tell me the proper ingredients tat should be in garcnia cambogia?Is calcium/potassium...What?Cannot find safe brand, help please!

Please, can someone tell me the proper ingredients tat should be in garcnia cambogia?Is calcium/potassium...What?Cannot find safe brand, help please!

No one knows: There are suggestions (greater than 50% garcinia) but there is not any scientific data to prove what dosage is best, or if it even truly works. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking extra calcium?

What are the proven advantages of taking extra calcium?

Goal is 'adequate': Getting an 'adequate' dose of calcium reduces risk of weak bones from osteomalacia. Not sure there is any benefit for taking extra/excessive amts of calcium. In fact, there is emerging evidence that taking high doses in pill form (might) cause increased calcium buildup in blood vessels (bad). Maximizing dietary sources is best. If need supplement, spread dose into 2-3 separate doses thru day. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium?

What is a good source of calcium?

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 more

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How important is calcium in your diet?

How important is calcium in your diet?

Very: Calcium is very important- it helps build strong bones-- the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body. ...Read more

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