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Calcium Orotate Vs Calcium Citrate
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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?
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
How much magnesium glycinate should I take with 1000mg of calcium citrate a day (for osteoporosis)?
How long does it take for calcium citrate supplements to enter your system after taking them? I don't take them with food.
No time limit:
Multivitamins and calcium supplements actually can be taken together..Vitamins in general are relatively easy to absorb under normal condition and calcium does not prevent their absorption and the reverse is also true...So, take them whenever it is convenient for you..
Stay well..Keep healthy..An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure..
Good luck. ...Read more
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
Relatively safe: The citrate in calcium citrate is helpful to prevent stone disease. Calcium however could increase calcium excretion in urine. It has the potential of binding oxalate in the gut which is a beneficial effect. If using calcium citrate, need your doc to evaluate your 24 hour calcium excretion in urine to ascertain that the total calcium excretion in urine is not elevated. ...Read more
Linked to increase: See my blog for full story. http://mdprevent.blogspot.com/2013/02/calcium-and-heart-disease-whats-story.html. ...Read more
How is calcium citrate diferent from standard calcium supplement?That's having magnesium &zinc added. Which type of calcium i shd take, i can't ve dairy
Why have I gained 3-4 lbs in a short time when my diet, exercise program or cycle is not to blame? I take calcium citrate and antihistamines daily. ?
Either ok: Either form of calcium is reasonable to take as a supplement. Choose a form that you won't mind taking as some are definitely more palatable than others. Calcium citrate may be somewhat better absorbed as calcium is best absorbed with some acid. In general, what is more important is to space out your calcium consumption throughout the day as possible since if you take all your calcium at one time it is not well absorbed. ...Read more
No: No, the only difference is that the former is better taken with food whereas the latter (calcium citrate) can be taken on an empty stomach. ...Read more
I need a calcium citrate supplement with D with no artificial sweeteners. I am sensitive to them and have had roux en y.
I'm sure they exist: Hi. I'd suggest you read the labels of these products to see what's in them. If that fails, ask the pharmacist. I'm sure products like what you're looking for exist. Good luck! ...Read more
I need a calcium citrate chewable that does not contain artificial sweeteners. I have had gastric bypass?
Art sweetner prob ok: I don't believe there is a big problem using artificial sweetners after gastric bypass. Simple sugars such as contained in regular soda pop are a problem and can cause the dumping syndrome after by-pass. Perhaps artificial sweetners don't agree with you. Your pharmacist or online search could likely turn up a calcium supplement without artificial sweetner. ...Read more
If eating a meal high in oxalates, should I take calcium citrate supplement to minimize a kidney stone from forming?
I have osteopenia taking calcium citrate vit d I have read that calcium supplements can cause hardening of arteries is it true?
Just not so: The claim that calcium supplements promote atherosclerosis was just made up. Atherosclerosis lesions may calcify; that is where any connection ends. You deserve better than to be troubled with internet scare stuff. If you are actually osteopenic at your age, the situation is very serious and I would urge you to continue educating yourself with reliable information. Your doctor is your guide. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass (roux en y) and I have been taking calcium citrate but I found a gummy calcium triphosphate that I like. Are they equal?
Equal pill for pill: Calcium citrate contains 211 mg of elemental calcium in a 1000 mg tablet. Gummy caltrate has about 250 mg of elemental calcium. So pill for pill, they are equivalent. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline) 150 mg, magnesium 650 mg, calcium citrate+vit D3 340 mg, spirulina 3000mg, a day just wondering if this combination ok. Been having bad cramps.
Magnesium?: I hope a doctor more expertised will also reply, but I do hear that Magnesium can interact w/ Zoloft (sertraline) (and other things) to imbalance healthy gut function. A HT physician, Dr. Randy Baker is often knowledgeable about these issues - but the pharmacist you use may have info and advice. Best! ...Read more
Took calcium citrate (2 tablets for 500mcg twice daily). horrible heartburn. take ppi's and have GERD and hernia. possible? what to take instead?
sorbitol, mannitol or xylitol and even splenda upset my stomach. Is there a chewable calcium citrate without artificial sweet? I've had roux en y.
Which is better for bone health: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Specifically, which one has a higher chance of causing kidney stones?
Calcium: Both of these will supply calcium to your body and kidneys. Calcium citrate is better absorbed than Calcium Carbonate. Calcium citrate supplies citrate, which is helpful, but the amount is very small. Carbonate is not well absorbed so will not affect urine pH. The total mg of calcium matters as well as how much fluid you drink per day and other diet content. Avoid salt, meats, and drink 4 L/day ...Read more