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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 I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Sure: Recommended daily calcium intake for lactating women is 1000 mg. Multivitamin with calcium tablet can easily meet your need. ...Read more

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Is it good that i take calcium supplements while taking metmorfin in PCOS?

Is it good that i take calcium supplements while taking metmorfin in PCOS?

Calcium supplements: Calcium supplements are not necessary. Please go online and search for the many products that are good to eat or drink (e.g. milk) and have plenty of calcium without need for supplements! ...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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Should I take calcium supplements while taking Alendronate? I get 2 different opinions. Some yes, some no.

Should I take calcium supplements while taking Alendronate?  I get 2 different opinions. Some yes, some no.

Calcium: A low dose of calcium will do you no harm and in fact be quite helpful. The calcium is available in many sizes - please take the lowest dose of calcium. If, after a week or two, you don't think you are taking enough calcium, please contact your primary doctor so you can be examined. ...Read more

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How many hours after can I take calcium supplements when i take rabeprazole and armour thyroid?

How many hours after can I take calcium supplements when i take rabeprazole and armour thyroid?

1-2 hours: I am not aware of any limitations with those medications. If you are concerned about calcium interfering with the absorption of either just weight 1-2 hours. ...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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I take fish oil 3x a day after each meal (breakfast/lunch/dinner) but when should I take calcium supplements?

I take fish oil 3x a day after each meal (breakfast/lunch/dinner) but when should I take calcium supplements?

Anytime: To my knowledge there is no special time that is needed to take calcium supplements in the day. Suspect absorption is fairly consistent anytime during a 24 hour period. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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