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I take 2 4-strain probiotcs (fobiflora) in the morning, 1 3x a day calcium gluconate and 2 magnesium tablets at night. Is that fine ?
Would taking ferrous gluconate together with calcium ascorbate help the absorption of iron due to the c-vitamin or hinder it due to the calcium?
Best calcium supplement for a 27 yr old female with degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis? Citrate, carbonate, gluconate, phosphate?
No difference: The differences are not significant enough when it comes to clinical results. ...Read more
It may.: Magnesium products can cause GI upset and diarrhea. For people with kidney failure they are contra indicated since the blood level can rise to dangerous levels. On the other hand if you are on diuretics such as Lasix (furosemide) it can be deficient and cause cardiac arrythmias so it should be replaced just as we replace potassium. ...Read more
Yes,but neither best: Zinc can be difficult to absorb. Zinc oxide is poorly absorbed and is probably best for topical use (as a sunscreen). Zinc gluconate is better absorbed and is commonly used in lozenges for treating colds. However, research shows that zinc picolinate is much better absorbed than zinc gluconate. Thus, i recommend supplementing with zinc picolinate. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/3630857. ...Read more
Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate.  It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more
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