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Calcium Magnesium And Zinc Side Effects
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
Usually none: Most people can regulate calcium absorption so as to fit their skeletal needs. There are others who develop excessive absorption with consequent increase in urine calcium creating a risk for kidney stones. This is particularly true if you take more than 800 units of vitamin d per day. ...Read more
Can taking magnesium supplements cause decrease of calcium or potassium?My cramps and twitches got waay worse when taking magnesium supplements. Why?
Yes: Too many tums (or other antacids containing calcium carbonate) over an extended period of time can lead to "milk alkali syndrome" in which there are high levels of calcium in the blood & a shift in the body's acid-base balance towards alkaline. This can lead to calcium deposits in the kidneys & other tissues as well as kidney stones. Limit calcium intake to 1500 mg/day in divided doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.
Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?
Is it ok to take calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium together? Or do calcium and magnesium compete for absorption?
OK, to a degree but:: Calcium ; magnesium are often packaged together both in supplements ; foods. They compete a bit; calcium may reduce mag. Absorption but mag. Does not seem to reduce cal. Absorption. Those low in mag. Have difficulty absorbing cal.; if deficient in mag. It may be best to take it separately. http://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2011-09-14/magnesium-is-key-to-calcium-uptake/. ...Read more
Harmless: The manufacturer reports that they contain common nutrients and apart from the money you pay for them, there should be no side effects. ...Read more
Side Effects: Side effects of taking a multivitamin include an upset stomach, headache or a bad taste in your mouth.If you take it right before bedtime, it could cause some sleep problems.Most people do not notice any difficulties when taking vitamins. If you take too many, one can have more serious side effects. Discuss with your dr. Before starting a vitamin if you are on medication or have medical issues. ...Read more
Is there side effects by taking nutrilite cal mag D and ipriflavone tabs for osteoporiosis daily?
What is the recommended dosage of magnesium both - as amino acid chelate and as oxide heavy?, Am deficient in magnesium
Magnesium deficiency: Most Americans are low in magnesium. It can vary from one person to another up to 8 fold how much magnesium a person needs. I recommend following label directions and increasing by one dose per night until 8 doses or loose stool. If you get to loose stool, consider that one dose too many. Most people only need 2 or 3 doses per day, and it could be taken all at bedtime. ...Read more
In standard doses is it safe to take these together? Milk Thistle, Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Magnesium, Potassium + B Complex? On Benzos sometimes
Probably ok ...: They are few if any studies evaluating whether specific herbs/supplements can be taken together. A rule of thumb: a large dose of anything should be taken at a separate time as it may compete for another's absorption. There are reports of supplements interfering with benzodiazepine withdrawal, but occasional use shouldn't be a factor. Careful with those, though! They're addicting! ...Read more
Overdose: Certain vitamins & minerals, including iron, can become toxic if you consistently take much more than your body needs. One multivitamin is usually sufficient for most healthy people. Men & women who don't menstruate shouldn't take iron supplement unless specifically instructed under dr's care. Some supplements can interfere with absorption of others, so consult w/ practitioner if using several. ...Read more
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