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Doctor insights on: Calcium With Magnesium And Zinc

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Do zinc, selenium and magnesium help with BPH?

Do zinc, selenium and magnesium help with BPH?

Not usually: These minerals can be part of a healthy diet but have no role in treating BPH. See your primary care for evaluation and possible treatment. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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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 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's the difference from magnesium elemental from magnesium Glycinate/lysinate chelated, sodium bicarbonate, and magnesium oxide?

What's the difference from magnesium elemental from magnesium Glycinate/lysinate chelated, sodium bicarbonate, and magnesium oxide?

Diff. absorption and: Magnesium always occurs as a salt in combination with other things such as chloride, oxide, glycine, citrate, taurine etc. Some forms are poorly absorbed; for example magnesium oxide is only 4% absorbed, so it does not raise magnesium much but is a good laxative. The best-absorbed are glycinate and taurate and those amino have benefits. See https://www.organicnewsroom.com/magnesium-supplements/ ...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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Should i take a dhea supplement and along with my co q-10, magnesium, potassium, and niacin?

Should i take a dhea supplement and along with my co q-10, magnesium, potassium, and niacin?

No: A healthy 20 yo male should not be on any supplements that have not been proven to treat or prevent anything, in this stage and age we try to practice evidence based medicine and none of the supplements mentioned have been proven to provide any benefit. You need a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, any multivitamin (maybe) and plenty of exercise. There are no shortcuts (unfortunately). ...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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Why one when taking Vitamin D for d deficiency should include with it Calcium and Magnesium?

Why one when taking Vitamin D for d deficiency should include with it Calcium and Magnesium?

Vitamin D: Buy vitamin D over the counter at little cost for 2000 units a day. There are plenty of good and safe foods and drinks with calcium. Magnesium is also in foods. ...Read more

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Which is a better calcium supplement: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Why?

Calcium: Not much to choose from. Go to the drug store and look at the several options for calcium. Carefully read the comments on each one and choose the one you think is best for you. Try focusing on the less expensive end. ...Read more

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Can I take chelated magnesium with biophosphonates?

No : Avoid supplementing with magnesium if you have kidney problems or if you are taking a tetracycline, aminoglycoside or quinolone antibiotic; a muscle relaxant like orphenadrine; a potassium-sparing diuretic; a bisphosphonate; or a hypertension drug such as verapamil or nifedipine. ...Read more

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Low calcium taking calcium tablets with vitamin d . Have diahorea most of the time with very bad smell .

Low calcium taking calcium tablets with vitamin d . Have diahorea most of the time with very bad smell .

Rule out...: Please forgive me for keeping this simple. You have malabsorption until proven otherwise, and i would not be at all surprised if you have celiac disease / gluten enteropathy. Physicians tend not to pick this up. ...Read more

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Why does vitamin D need calcium and phosphorus?

Why does vitamin D need calcium and phosphorus?

To make bone mineral: vitamin D's job is mostly to help your gut absorb calcium well from the food you eat so if there is little or no calcium in your diet vitamin D is not that helpful. And calcium works along with phosphate to form a mineral called hydroxyapatite which is hard and gives bones much of their strength. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause muscle cramps even when calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels are good?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause muscle cramps even when calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels are good?

May be: Many issues are attributed to low vitamin D without necessarily strong evidence. However, if you suspect vitamin D deficiency, which is common, take about 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Could intake of calcium carbonate with magnesium and vitamin d, american ginseng, and gingko biloba at once impair the absorption of one another?

Could intake of calcium carbonate with magnesium and vitamin d, american ginseng, and gingko biloba at once impair the absorption of one another?

Don't waste your $: G. biloba failed clinical trials. Ineffective. Ginseng is 1 of those bogus "ancient wisdom" things. Its use is based on a SUPERSTITION called the "doctrine of signatures:" because the root looks like a headless man, the prescientific ancients had this delusion that it would cure things. It doesn't. Be skeptical. Think critically. Arm yourself with modern knowledge, not ancient superstition. ...Read more

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Does calcium and vitamin d and biotin help in growth ?

Does calcium and vitamin d and biotin help in growth ?

Not at your age: If you are deficient in calcium and vitamin D during your growing years, you may have some impairment in bone development. Even then the effect is not dramatic and they certainly won't make much difference at age 20. As for biotin, there is some suggestion that it may improve nail and hair growth although there has been no scientific proof on this. ...Read more