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Is it true that too much elemental calcium in the blood (over 2500 mg) may cause calcium toxicity?

Is it true that too much elemental calcium in the blood (over 2500 mg) may cause calcium toxicity?

Yes: That dose is dangerously high. They is little reason to take any calcium supplements, especially that high a dose. This dose can cause kidney stones and accelerate arteriosclerosis among other side effects. ...Read more

Toxicity (Definition)

Toxicity is the degree to which a drug or a substance can harm ...Read more


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Which calcium supplement may contain lead and other toxic metals?

Which calcium supplement may contain lead and other toxic metals?

Shell-based calcium: Calcium preparations that are prepared from seashells and oyster shells may contain toxic components, such as mercury, cadmium, and lead. Please check the USP mark on a supplement indicates that it meets governmental standards for purity and quality. ...Read more

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Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Not bio-available: The short answer is that calcium Fluoride is so extremely insoluble as to be considered unusable by your body. Sodium and stannous fluorides are able to be broken down and then the fluorides can enter into and bond with the enamel. Enamel is made of a ring of ions and the Fluoride substitutes in the center to form a more stable ring. This new "ring" is more resistant to decay. ...Read more

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Calcium level- 9.5 and with vitamin D3 toxicity level 160 what should be take or avoid to control level of vit d3?

Calcium level- 9.5 and with vitamin D3 toxicity level 160 
what should be take or avoid to control level of vit d3?

Stop taking Vit. D!: Levels this high do not occur unless one is taking very high doses of vit. D. Of interest, while levels above 100 are considered toxic, there are generally no symptoms of toxicity unless 200 or higher. Your normal calcium suggests this is not a big problem. All you need to do to bring it down is stop taking vit. D. See www.Vitamindcouncil.Org/about-vitamin-d/what-is-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-toxicity/. ...Read more

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Am to take two Calcium+D3 400mg twice daily plus Vit D 4000mg qday! Why can't I take all @same time. Now want me 2 take calcium morn/night. Y?

Am to take two Calcium+D3 400mg twice daily plus Vit D 4000mg qday! Why can't I take all @same time. Now want me 2 take calcium morn/night. Y?

It has to do with: absorption. The vitamin D supplement helps make sure you have enough vitamin D in your body to absorb the calcium properly. They don't have to be taken at the same time. The reason to split the dose of calcium is that it is absorbed best in doses of 500-600 mg or less Also, take with food which produces stomach acid aiding absorption. Drink a lot of water...calcium can be constipating. Stay well! ...Read more

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Why do we need calcium?

Why do we need calcium?

Cells & bone health: Calcium is an important element for bone strength (preventing osteoporosis and hip fractures) and important for basic cell function (as an electrolyte). Consult with your doctor on how much calcium you might need. ...Read more

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What exactly is toxic shame?

What exactly is toxic shame?

Toxic shame: Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we're flawed and therefore unworthy of love & belonging. It's "toxic" because it often leads to hiding or withdrawing -- which intensifies it. Other results can be trying to overly please or ingratiate others, or getting aggressive towards others to gain power by shaming them. Guilt = "i did something bad." shame = "i am bad.". ...Read more

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Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

Yes: Yes, 11.2 is a high level of calcium for a baby. http://tinyurl.com/m7jayop please talk with your pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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What is meant by drug toxicity?

What is meant by drug toxicity?

Toxicity: This the inherent capacity of a therapeutic compound to produce negative results by damaging your body in some fashion. There are very few medications which do not have some toxic effects. ...Read more