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Can You Take Calcium With Other Vitamins
You should for You: The breast will extract most of the nutrients baby needs for growth & development from your body.These will be depleted from your bones & stores unless you take a supplement to replenish what is removed. A supplement can make the chance baby misses something less likely & prevent your body from some of the long term consequences that would otherwise happen. (osteoporosis & others). ...Read more
What can I do to get taller? Im 20 and im 5'5, i want to get taller but i don't know if I should take calcium pills, vitamins or anything. I know that because im 20, probably im not going to grow anymore. Help i really want to be taller.
Hello. : Hello. The truth of the matter is that if you are a healthy 20 year old male or female, that there is not a procedure, pill or injection that will make you grow taller. With that said, work to accept yourself, all of you. Take care. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A toddler that consumes 4 cups of milk or the equivalent in cheese, yogurt, or similar products does not need extra calcium. Those with a broad exposure to fruits, meats and vegetables will seldom require vitamins.Few products you buy are free of supplemental vitamins to begin with. If you choose to use liquid vits, the treat chewies will set young kids up to overdose on pills they find. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know you should not take probiotics within 2 hours of medications, but can I take them at the same time as my vitamin & calcium pills?
Probiotics: You should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've noticed many vitamins i take are not fda approved such as calcium. Does this mean they're not good or don't work? Are vitamins fda approved?
FDA does not approve: The fda does not "approve" vitamins though the fda does regulate vitamins- see http://www.Fda.Gov/aboutfda/transparency/basics/ucm194344.Htm this does not mean they are not good. Over 100, 000 people die in the us each year from taking properly prescribed fda-approved drugs. There are no known deaths reported from vitamins in recent years. Fda approval does not mean something is safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is 60 year old, physically very fit ,does martial arts . I wanted to ask with the advancing age should he take some calcium or vitamins?
No: if he is active and eating regular meals, none is necessary ...Read more
Get 2 tests: If you haven't done so already, ask your doctor for 2 tests: 1) a bone density test. If you have normal bone density and you are in good health, you don't need to take supplemental calcium. A study last year showed that many people take calcium who don't need it. 2) a blood test for vit d level. Studies show many people have low levels and may need large doses of vit d to get back to normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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