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Doctor insights on: Calcium Citrate

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What's the difference between calcium citrate and calcium carbonate?

What's the difference between calcium citrate and calcium carbonate?

Absorption: Calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are calcium supplements which are recommended to people who do not use dairy products. Calcium carbonate is not well absorbed in people who have low amounts of acid in the stomach. Calcium citrate is well absorbed in the absence of acid. ...Read more

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What is the difference between calcium citrate vs calcium pyruvate?

What is the difference between calcium citrate vs calcium pyruvate?

Depends on use: Calcium pyruvate is currently being pushed as a supplement for weight loss, but without proof. It has not been evaluated for treatment or prevention of osteoporosis and is considerably more expensive than calcium citrate. ...Read more

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What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

Either: Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't need to be taken with meals, but can be more expensive and less "calcium dense" per pill. ...Read more

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How much magnesium glycinate should I take with 1000mg of calcium citrate a day (for osteoporosis)?

How much magnesium glycinate should I take with 1000mg of calcium citrate a day (for osteoporosis)?

Generally none: Check w/your doctor. Magnesium can interfere with the absorption of calcium if you take them together. You don't need to replace magnesium unless you're deficient. ...Read more

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What is the difference between calcium citrate vs calcium pyruvate?

Depends on use: Calcium pyruvate is currently being pushed as a supplement for weight loss, but without proof. It has not been evaluated for treatment or prevention of osteoporosis and is considerably more expensive than calcium citrate. ...Read more

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Is it actually healthy for a 17 year old male to take calcium citrate?

Yes: About 1000 mg a day with vitamin d3. Vit d is needed to help absorb the calcium. ...Read more

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I have benign fasiculation syndrome; however, calcium citrate controls it to the point I feel cured. My calcium level is normal. Why?

I have benign fasiculation syndrome; however, calcium citrate controls it to the point I feel cured. My calcium level is normal. Why?

Don't know: We do not know what causes this condition. We do know most people get better with time and no other treatment. If the calcium citrate works for you and you have no side effects from it, I would continue it. Sorry I could not provider a better answer. This is a condition we do not understand very well. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more