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If a person has osteoporosis due to severe vit d deficiency will calcium supplement helps to increase bone density?

If a person has osteoporosis due to severe vit d deficiency will calcium supplement helps to increase bone density?

Osteoporosis: If your doctor has not recommended calcium along with vitamin D you might need a doctor who knows a bit more about osteoporosis.

Together these meds will help control your bone health but you might also need osteoporosis medicine.

Please call the International Society for Clinical Densitometry at 860-259-1000. They will point you in the right direction. ...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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Is zevit a calcium supplement?

Is zevit a calcium supplement?

No, not calcium: According to the manufacturer's vitamin listing, zevit capsules contain: zinc sulphate monohydrate, vitamin b1, vitamin b2, vitamin b6, vitamin b12, nicotinamide, calcium pantothenate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin c, Folic Acid, biotin, nicotinamide 100. The calcium panthothenate is actually a b vitamin like many of the other components. This has no significant calcium supplementation role. ...Read more

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Who needs a calcium supplement?

Who needs a calcium supplement?

All: As far as I'm concerned, all could benefit from 800-1200 mg daily. Broccoli and salmon has more calcium than a glass of milk and more nutritious too. Children and post menopausal women are at highest risk of poor bone health. Vitamin d (2-5000 units) is also needed for bone health. ...Read more

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Do men need calcium supplement?

Do men need calcium supplement?

Depends: We do not recommend calcium supplementation for the heck of supplementing. We always prefer you to get your calcium from your food. However, in men who has osteoporosis or osteopenia, calcium supplementation + vitamin d is appropriate and recommended. ...Read more

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Does calcium supplement make you grow?

Does calcium supplement make you grow?

No: Calcium is an important factor for maintaining bone strength but does not make you grow taller. ...Read more

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Could megabone calcium supplement work.?

Could megabone calcium supplement work.?

Megabone calcium: Sure megabone calcium will work but you would likely be spending more money than necessary. Milk is an inexpensive way to get enough calcium and there is calcium in many meals. You might also consider taking 1000 or 2000 vitamin D a day. It is not overly expensive and easy to take. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement for women?

What is the best calcium supplement for women?

Any: Any sort of calcium supplement is fine. Citracal is a opopular brand. Viactiv is even chocolate flavored! There are many over the counter options and all are good. Also consider a multivitamin because it will also serve as a supplement for other vitamins. ...Read more

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How much calcium supplement is needed for women?

How much calcium supplement is needed for women?

Varies: The recommendation for supplementation depends on your age and dietary intake. First, look up the recommended intake for your age and calculate your calcium intake. Roughly, each serving of dairy has about 300 mg of calcium and a balanced diet without dairy has about 300-400 mg of calcium. Then supplement up to your recommended intake, if necessary. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Citrate vs carbonate: Calcium carbonate is less expensive and it can be also used for acidic heart burn. Calcium citrate adsorbs faster and easier, it doesn't cause constipation as likely as carbonate does. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

The cheapest: Take the cheapest one you tolerate. Calcium carbonate is the least extensive. Calcium gluconate is fractionally better absorbed and sometimes better tolerated, but is more expensive per mg of calcium absorbed. And don't forget adequate vitamin D; it can really help with calcium absorption in the intestine. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement to buy for men?

What is the best calcium supplement to buy for men?

Calcium for men: The best calcium supplement is the one that you find easiest to take. While some preparations are absorbed better than others (eg, calcium citrate vs. Calcium carbonate, liquid-based calcium vs. Pill form), in general they are all comparable and work fine for the average healthy person. My personal favorite is viactiv, which is a calcium chew with extra vitamin k to help absorption--tasty. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take your calcium supplement?

When is the best time to take your calcium supplement?

Divided doses: Hi. Calcium is best absorbed if it's taken in divided doses throughout the day (usually 2-3 times/day). Make sure you're getting enough vitamin D too...it augments calcium absorption. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement to take is the very best?

Which type of calcium supplement to take is the very best?

Calcium: Depending on your diet, you may or may not need supplemental calcium. You can get a lot from leafy greens, tofu, yogurt, cheese, milk, sardines, salmon, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/d8bvfbn around 900-1200 milligrams of calcium per day are enough. If you aren't getting this much in your food, calcium citrate is better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Use a product that also has vit d and vit k2. ...Read more

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Since I don't eat dairy should I take calcium supplement?

Check w/a good: Registered dietitian or a website. Ther are many other foods with calcium in them, but dairy is one of the best sources. You need approx. 1000 mg of elemental calcium a day, plus approx 2000 units ofvitamin d3. If your diet is insufficient, you can supplement with a cheap generic calcium replacement with meals to get up to those totals. ...Read more

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How do I choose the calcium supplement that is right for me?

Read labels: Use calcium citrate, it's better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Shoot for around 1000-1200mg a day combined in food and supplements. If you take a supplement don't take any more than about 600mg at a time because you won't absorb more than that all at once. And don't forget about vitamin d3. You can find a supplement with both calcium and D3 in a combined pill. And generics are fine. ...Read more

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What is considered the safe daily dose of calcium supplement?

What is considered the safe daily dose of calcium supplement?

Depends: There are recommendations for calcium intake based on sex and age. It is safe only to supplement up to the recommended intake if your diet is insufficient in calcium for your sex and age. ...Read more

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Is it true that after age of 70+ taking calcium supplement is no longer useful?

Is it true that after age of 70+ taking calcium supplement is no longer useful?

Not true: Calcium with vitamin d requirement increases in the elderly. Less exposure to sunlight and low dietary intake often leads to low levels of vitamin d and less calcium available to maintain the strength of bones. This can progress to osteoporosis which is a major cause of hip joint and spinal fractures in the elderly. Hip fracture often is the terminal event for an elderly individual. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a calcium supplement cause decreased kydney funtion for ever?

Calcium supplements: Rarely cause decreased kidney function unless you've taken a massive excess over a long period of time or there's some other underlying medical problem. Check w/your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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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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Can I mix my thyroid pill and calcium supplement?

Can I mix my thyroid pill and calcium supplement?

Yes and no: Hi. Calcium can impair gastrointestinal absorption of thyroid hormone, so taking them together you might fractionally lower the amount of thyroid hormone your body is getting. However thyroid hormone is very cheap, and we can adjust the thy. Hormone dose under those circumstances so that you get the right amount absorbed; if that makes compliance with your thyroid and calcium easier/better, do it ...Read more

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What iss generally considered better: drinking a glass of milk or taking a calcium supplement?

SUPPLEMENT: Daily calcium requirement is between 1000 - 1200 mg. A cup of milk only provides 300 mg. You can easily find calcium supplements of 400, 500 and 600 mg and taking 2 a day will help you meet your requirements. ...Read more

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Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

It depends,,,: This is supposed to be for Vitamin D deficiency, for conditions that result from Vit D deficiency, and others that could be treated by Vit D supplements. If too much is taken, symptoms like vomiting, constipation, and kidney stones could result. If you have some of these symptoms, or you are concerned that you are taking too much, you should see your Dr. For an exam and dose change. Good luck. ...Read more

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Okay to take prednisone same time as calcium supplement?

Okay to take prednisone same time as calcium supplement?

Yes can take: It ihas been concluded that prednison
ldp has a negative eff€ects on bone metabolism, since bone formation decrease while bone resorption remained--
unchanged or decreased slightly. The increase in PTH during ldp could be prevented by Calcitriol combined with calcium
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Does simethicone interfere with calcium supplement absorption?

Does simethicone interfere with calcium supplement absorption?

Probably not: There are no known interactions between simethicone and calcium supplements. Calcium, on the other hand, does interact with a number of drugs. Always check with your pharmacist before taking any medications with calcium supplements. (hope you're taking vitamin d with your calcium). ...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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Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Yes: Yes, watch though for the contents of your multi vitamin as you want to avoid over exposure to any vitamin or trace element that can be present also in your calcium pill. ...Read more

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I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?

Ca Supplementation: Virtually any calcium supplement will be safe. Your allergy to shellfish is to a protein in the muscle known as tropomyosin and if this is not usually an ingredient found in vitamin supplements. ...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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Would too much calcium supplement cause feet and legs to retain fluid?

Would too much calcium supplement cause feet and legs to retain fluid?

Possible: You would have to take massive amounts of calcium to cause this because you can not absorb much more than 500mg at a time. The rest would be passed out in your stool. However, some calcium supplements have lead contamination which can cause kidney problems and thus fluid retention. Be sure that any supplement that you take is independently tested for contaminants (most are not.). ...Read more