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Doctor insights on: Calcium Magnesium Supplements During Pregnancy

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Is calcium & magnesium supplement as "brown rice aminoate complex" safe in pregnancy? I've taken this in pregnancy and I'm worried if it is not safe!

Is calcium & magnesium supplement as "brown rice aminoate complex" safe in pregnancy? I've taken this in pregnancy and I'm worried if it is not safe!

Perfectly safe: This just means the calcium and magnesium are bound to Amino Acids in brown rice to improve absorption. This is perfectly safe- as safe as eating brown rice!

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I began a calcium/magnesium supplement program, how long before I notice the full effects?

I began a calcium/magnesium supplement program, how long before I notice the full effects?

Depends: Why are you on the program? I recommend a 1:1 dosage--i.e., equal amounts of calcium and magnesium. The dosage is determined by your bowel tolerance--i.e., the dosage that gives you diarrhea or loose stools. Just reduce the dosage to what is comfortable for you. Excess calcium impairs magnesium absorption--and inadequate magnesium impairs calcium absorption.

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I read calcium and magnesium supplements help you sleep better, is that true?

I read calcium and magnesium supplements help you sleep better, is that true?

CALCIUM AND MAGNESIU: It is true if you are low or deficient in these minerals. Many people do not have good diet and do have deficiency in minerals etc. Therefore calcium and magnesium supplements can help some people sleep better.

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Is it true that taking zinc supplements can make an adult over age 33 grow taller? What about calcium magnesium--can that also increase height at 33?

Is it true that taking zinc supplements can make an adult over age 33 grow taller? What about calcium magnesium--can that also increase height at 33?

Taller: It is extremely unlikely that you will grow taller at age 33. If you saw a pediatrician as a youngster you should contact them and ask for a copy of your growth chart. What makes you ask the above question?

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If I am taking IP6 with calcium magnesium phytate, should I continue my regular calcium supplement? Thank you.

If I am taking IP6 with calcium magnesium phytate, should I continue my regular calcium supplement? Thank you.

Calcium: Safe yourself from any worry or problem Calcium is readily available and inexpensive over the counter. You might also consider vitamin D once a day.

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Can taking supplements like zinc, calcium, magnesium or vitamin d cause height to increase in an adult over age 35?

Can taking supplements like zinc, calcium, magnesium or vitamin d cause height to increase in an adult over age 35?

Supplementing with: Vitamins and minerals will not increase your height. Please use the things you mention w/professional guidance so you don't overdo or imbalance calcium/magnesium. Peace and good health.

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If I just got over kidney stones, can I still take calcium / magnesium citrate as a supplement?

If I just got over kidney stones, can I still take calcium / magnesium citrate as a supplement?

Stones: Reasonable calcium supplementation is not likely to increase calcium oxylate stone formation. Citrate may actually help prevent this type of stone from forming. There are, of course, other types of stones but they are much less common.

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Is it smart to take a calcium, magnesium and B12 supplement in the morning, and then take omeprazole (prilosec) in the afternoon after dinner?

Is it smart to take a calcium, magnesium and B12 supplement in the morning, and then take omeprazole (prilosec) in the afternoon after dinner?

May be: It dosent make much difference since the Omeprazole blocks the proton pumps for about 24 hrs. You v=can still take the supplements as you mentioned. Not much difference in absorption will be noted.

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

No known interaction: B vitamins calcium, magnesium, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or gas-x. There is no information on omega-3 69, oregano juice, or airborne. Those you would have to take at your own risk. Best wishes.

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Can calcium supplementation during pregnancy help prevent hypertensive disorders?

Can calcium supplementation during pregnancy help prevent hypertensive disorders?

No: Attempts at using medications or supplements to avoid hypertensive problems in pregnancy have not been successful to make recommendations for routine use.

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Can I use heparin sodium sub q and have the same effect of heparin calcium during pregnancy?

Can I use heparin sodium sub q and have the same effect of heparin calcium during pregnancy?

Heparin: According to my readings, both are effective but the calcium preparation causes more discomfort at the injection sites. A hematologist or even your pharmacist may be able to provide you with additional information regarding the 2 preparations and their differences.

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What happens if I'm calcium deficient during pregnancy? I try to get all the needed allotment for the day but don't achieve it every day. I'm 29w.

Do your best: Pregnancy is a time of excitement, but also stress that we women put on ourselves worrying about the future. Take your prenatal vitamins every day as best you can and eat a well-balanced diet; keep your prenatal appointments. If you choose to breast feed, your calcium intake becomes very important then as well.

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Which calcium supplement is safe to take during pregnancy? I am lactose intolerant.

Which calcium supplement is safe to take during pregnancy? I am lactose intolerant.

Various: Tums are safe and are a good source of calcium. I wouldn't personally recommend anything made from sea sources such as oyster shells. Best wishes!

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Is it safe to take magnesium oxide during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take magnesium oxide during pregnancy?

Check with md: You should check with your OB /gyn doctor before taking any supplements during pregnancy. High magnesium can causes weakness of arms and legs and stop uterine contractions.

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