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Calcium Supplements And Dairy
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
Depends.: Taking calcium does not preclude you from taking other supplements like Folic Acid or vitamin d. But "dietary supplement" means different things to different people. It's best to take the supplements you're taking in to your doctor and have a discussion with them about their safety and efficacy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can taking vitamin supplement like centrul silver raise your calcum serum dont eat dairy products drank fat free milk
Yes but the dose of : Vitamins D is low, therefore the effect is usually not very prominent. ...Read more
Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?
Yes: Still u should check with u r md! ...Read more
Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?
Some: The fish oil and prenatals are fine together. Ask your doctor how much calcium and vitamin d you need based on your diet. It may be worth getting a vitamin d level. If you need to take the additional calcium, it's probably best to take it apart from the prenatals, which also usually contain calcium. ...Read more
Can u please advice of non dairy sources of dietary calcium apart from fish or spinach, as i consume greens and still ve cal deficiency, [cant take dairy]?
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
Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more
NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Propranolol, LEVOTHYROXINE, polyéthylène glycol (Miralax) and Vitamin D. Do any of these contain dairy or lactose??
It is unlikely that: any of the medications you are questioning have dairy or lactose in them or the binders that make the pill however there are many generic forms of these medications and potentially the binders, capsules or dilutents could. You will need to check YOUR specific pills with your pharmacist to be certain. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the reason why you are taking the calcium replacement. If you don't have bone problems (osteopenia/osteoporosis) or hypoparathyroidism (chronically low calcium on blood test) then you don't need to take calcium supplement and should get it from food such as dairy products. If you have the above conditions, then calcium suplements (at the recommended dose) + food are perfectly safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 27,allergetic to dairy.so I take calcium supplements 2pills daily and each pill has 500mg calcium and 400iu vitD.is it enough ?
Gastritis patients should avoid dairy products but can they take calcium supplements? Is that safe?
Is it safe to use calcium supplements instead of drinking milk?i'm 27yrs old.so what is the dosage?i get AC ne for dairy products.does tablets effect
Spread out: Hi. Calcium supplements are fractionally a little better absorbed if they're broken up into several times per day than all at once. The trade off is that people often don't remember to take things multiple times/day, and if you forget, you're better taking a bunch all at once than not taking it at all. And don't forget to get enough vitamin D (preferably D3, a few thousand units/day). ...Read more
Increase heart risk: Some very large studies have recently found increased risk of heart attack in men & women & increased risk of death from heart disease in men taking calcium suups. It is thought that calcium supps can increase calcium deposits in the arteries. However, calcium helps with osteoporosis & taking vit k with calcium should prevent this problem. See http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/779420 & comment:. ...Read more
Low diet intake.: Calcium supplements are recommended if the dietary intake of calcium is low. Dairy products are the main source of calcium, particularly milk and yogurt. 8 ounces of milk or yogurt contain about 300 mg of calcium. 800-1000 mg of calcium is generally considered a nutritional requirement. ...Read more
I'm a 31 year old female and was advised to take calcium supplements. Is it alright to take 1200mg elemental calcium/day? Most have 600mg/pill.
Depends on diet.: Given your age, you are recommended to take in 1000 mg/day. Do you get any calcium via your diet? If you do, i would probably stick with one 600 mg pill/day. If you hardly take in calcium, 2 pills/day. You don't want to exceed 2500 mg/day total from all sources. See: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/calcium-healthprofessional/. ...Read more
Not necessarily: I have understood that it is perfectly ok to use tums for instance as a calcium supplement-- it comes in different strengths, including a 750 and 1000 mg strength ( of calcium carbonate). What i had read was that your body cannot deal with more than about 500mg at a time anyway so i'm not sure the strength actually matters. It's important to take the calcium with meals several times daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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