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Aside from drinking milk and takin calcium supplements, what other foods are rich in calcium?

Aside from drinking milk and takin calcium supplements, what other foods are rich in calcium?

MANY: Of course any dairy product will contain the most calcium. Other choices are both fortified orange juice and rice. Sardines, beans, soybeans, collard greens, figs and tofu to name a few. ...Read more

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


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Can supplementing 250mg magnesium daily and low calcium intake in diet accelerate arthritis?

Can supplementing 250mg magnesium daily and low calcium intake in diet accelerate arthritis?

NO: but why are you asking???? What kind of arthritis and who recommended low Calcium High Magnesium More information and ask again! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

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 more

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Are Tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?

Are Tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?

Yes: Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: if you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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Are calcium supplement and candies effective to build strong bones?

Are calcium supplement and candies effective to build strong bones?

Only calcium: A growing child needs calcium, phosphorus and vitamin d to buiold strong bones. Candy causes cavities in teeth. ...Read more

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Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

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

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What everyday foods are rich with calcium?

What everyday foods are rich with calcium?

Calcium content in..: These foods are rich in cacium, from highest to lower (all are high). Cheese-milk-sesame seeds-tofu-almonds-flax seeds-greens-brocholli. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium together? Or do calcium and magnesium compete for absorption?

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

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Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

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

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Is taking cofee with milk affects calcium and nutrient absorption and how much?

See below: Taking milk with coffee is thought to reduce some of the antioxidant benefits of coffee. Try using almond milk with it instead. ...Read more

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Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

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 more

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Propranolol, LEVOTHYROXINE, polyéthylène glycol (Miralax) and Vitamin D. Do any of these contain dairy or lactose??

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

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Serum calcium =10.8.Been getting intermittent bone & muscle pain in legs for months. Could it be from 500 mg/day calcium supplements?Don't eat dairy.

See details: Stop the calcium supplements. They have no benefit anyway and they could be responsible for the modest elevation of your serum calcium. If the calcium remains elevated off of supplements, it needs more detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

Yes.: Look at the nutrition.gov website to review the new dietary guidelines which have replaced the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) with Dietary Reference Intake (DRI). Unless you are very big or very small your intake of Vitamin D is quite adequate. ...Read more

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Gastritis patients should avoid dairy products but can they take calcium supplements? Is that safe?

Gastritis patients should avoid dairy products but can they take calcium supplements? Is that safe?

Calcium: supplements should always be taken with a glass of water and some food. The reason being Calcium may cause mild irritation id taken alone. ...Read more

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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

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

Calcium: Yes you can take calcium and your pharmacist will advise you about the best one to buy. That said, unless you are allergic to milk, there is plenty of calcium in milk. ...Read more

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What can calcium supplements do to you if not needed?

Excess calcium.: If you get more than you need, and your parathyroids are normal, you will urinate or defecate the excess. No problem. ...Read more

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Help please! when should I take my calcium supplements?

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

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Why is it now being said not to take calcium supplements?

Why is it now being said not to take calcium supplements?

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

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Can you tell me when does a woman need to take calcium supplements?

Can you tell me when does a woman need to take calcium supplements?

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

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Could it be alright to take calcium supplements while boxing training?

Yes: This is fine. As a ringside physician myself, there's no reason not to supplement. I've been impressed with the level of sportsmanship in boxing and wish you the best. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to take two 600mg calcium supplements a day?

Can you explain if it's safe to take two 600mg calcium supplements a day?

See below: Up to 1500 mg of calcium is safe to take per day in a healthy person (normal GI and kidney functions). ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the best time of day to take calcium supplements?

Morning and evening: Calcium supplements should be taken in split doses if 1000 mg is the amount. Absorption is less effective if taken all at once. ...Read more

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Not digesting calcium? Can somebody have trouble digesting the calcium supplements she takes?

Not digesting calcium? Can somebody have trouble digesting the calcium supplements she takes?

Yes: Calcium carbonate requires stomach acid for it to dissolve. People who are older don't make as much stomach acid. People who take meds for reflux or ulcers will also make less acid. Calcium citrate does not require stomach acid to dissolve. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is there evidence showing antacids are worthless as calcium supplements?

Is there evidence showing antacids are worthless as calcium supplements?

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 more

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Do calcium supplements make you grow taller?

Do calcium supplements make you grow taller?

No: They may help to attain your full growth potential - but they will not make you taller. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lang
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Calcium Supplements (Definition)

Typically babies get plenty of calcium from breast milk or formula. Whenever they don't, for instance for babies with galactosemia, calcium supplementation is important to support ...Read more