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Calcium Supplements Medication
Yes.: They can significantly lower the amount of thyroid hormone that gets absorbed. Because calcium is a positively charged ion, it can bind to any negatively charged chemical, including levothyroxine. Spacing the thyroid hormone at least 2 hours from calcium (including antacids such as tums), iron, multi-vitamins, and certain other meds can help keep thyroid blood levels stable. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 more
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Diet dependent: Hello. If a child is consuming calcium-containing foods on a daily basis (milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, kale, etc), there is no need for additional calcium supplementation. I would only recommend supplements if your child "refuses" to consume any of these foods. Daily calcium is important for normal bone mineralization to aid with growth and prevent fractures. ...Read more
No, calcium is a hea: No, calcium is a health decision. Pseudogout is associated with increased deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate deposition in your cartilage, soft tissues, etc. If your body need calcium and you are not ingesting enough, your body will take it from your bones. Calcium suppleemts is not known to provoke pseudogout. ...Read more
I am not sure what you mean by furred-up but studies suggest that taking calcium by itself can increase risk of atherosclerosis (calcium deposits within the walls of the arteries). However, if you take calcium with magnesium and vitamin k this should not be a problem- see https://www. Lef. Org/magazine/mag2012/aug2012_potential-danger-of-calcium-supplements_01.Htm
for details. ...Read more
Was having headaches that taking calcium supplements made go away does this mean that they are related?
Headache: It's unlikely that calcium supplement intake and headaches are interrelated unless you are known to have low calcium levels but even then, headaches is such a non-specific symptom that it's hard to find a reason often for it. Calcium supplement may play a role of placebo as well. ...Read more
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?
There are so many calcium supplements on the market Which supplements are best absorbed and limit the use of artificial ingredients?
I have a bottle of calcium supplements & on the bottle I read that they expired 07/13. Should I throw them away or are they still good?
Get a new one: They would probably not hurt you if you took them, but they may not be as effective as a new bottle. It is best to throw them out and get a new bottle. ...Read more
I was diagnosed a while back & asked 2 wear rubber insoles. Want 2 know if taking calcium supplements would lead 2 extra growth of my calcanial spur?
Spur: That spur is there in reaction to over stretching of plantar ligament attached just inside calcaneus. The becomes inflammed at attachment (enthesiopathies) then calcified literally keep ligament from pulling off bone. Besides insoles there are stretching exercises, sometimes injections, rarely surgery. Consult physical therapist or dr. ...Read more
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