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How Does Dietary Calcium Benefit The Teeth
Prevents Ca loss: Calcium is an essential mineral for the function of all cells, and the body maintains blood levels of calcium in a narrow range. If the amount of calcium taken in doesn't keep up with the losses, the body pulls calcium out of the bones and teeth to keep the blood levels where they belong. So providing enough calcium from foods or supplements keeps more calcium in the bones & teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Is it beneficial to consume magnesium, calcium phosphate, and vitaminD3/K2 together with a meal to maintain bone and tooth health?
Taking magnesium, phosphorus & calcium together be the strongest way to help protect bones and cartilage? If so, how long before it takes effect?
It depends...: First, magnesium is a mineral, not vitamin. The benefits are related to if you are deficient in magnesium- the more deficient you are the greater the benefits. Magnesium can relieve muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, headaches, constipation, asthma, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, hypertension etc. See http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/ you can also get magnesium from leafy greens, nuts and seeds. ...Read more
Serum calcium only shows how much calcium is in blood. How do you know how much calcium is in your muscles objectively and bones?
DEXA scan: You ask an interesting question and although like many radiological procedures there is an element of inference in it you would be best served by talking to your doctor about getting a dexa scan also known as the dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scan. This attempts to estimate bone density and this is conceptually closer to your question although only a skeletal biopsy could answer for sure! ...Read more
Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.
How long will calcium from Tums (calcium carbonate) stay in the blood and therefore affect blood tests? How long before having calcium levels tested should I not use Tums (calcium carbonate)
24 hours: Twenty four hours provided kidneys are healthy and adequate water intake. ...Read more
Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements help a border line personality disorder person?If so how much dose? So many supplements available, how to pick?
Not for the disorder: A patient with borderline personality disorder will benefit from any health benefits provided by omega 3 fatty acids just like anyone else. Omega 3 fatty acids have not been proven to treat borderliness personality disorder but psychotherapy and treatment of any co occurring psychiatric disorders will be helpful. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you tell me for proper calcium absorption from the digestive tract, what role does the skin play?
How to maximize absorption of algal EPA/DHA supplement? Does flaxseed with the same meal help/hurt? Do other oils, minerals/vits compete with EPA/DHA?
Complex question!: Take these supplements with a meal as the digestive enzymes will help increase absorption. Theoretically taking additional digestive enzymes could help.Flax seed has to be converted to EPA and DHA to function similarly. I know of no other nutrients that compete with absorption but because flax is high in fiber and used to lower cholesterol by binding, you should take EPA/DHA separate from flax. ...Read more
Are sugar free Tums (calcium carbonate) a good way to get calcium in your mouth to help restore minerals to teeth? Like remineralizing.
Yes and no: Tums (calcium carbonate) are an excellent source of calcium. One must be careful with taking too much sugar free Tums (calcium carbonate), because that may be sweetened with sorbitol, which could cause diarrhea if taken in excess. I doubt that using calcium supplements will make you successful in remineralizing teeth though. However, it probably would not hurt you and may give you benefits in maintaining bone density. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What benefits does taking Vitamin D3 provide? Is there any truth to claims that it boosts GH levels and can actually cause added height in adults?
Many, Yes and No: There are many benefits of taking Vit D3 including preventing many forms of cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis,diabetes,depression & many other illnesses.It also enhances immune function, reducing risk of influenza. It can raise GH levels but no adult can grow after bone growth plates close in adolescence. Adults should take 5-8000 iu/day. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer ...Read more
What is the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis? What effect does nutrients like calcium and vitamin d have on these conditions?
Matter of degree: Osteopenia can simply refer to loss of bone substance (density) on x-rays. It can also mean bone loss not severe enough to be called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is density more than 2.5 standard deviations less than normal young people (t score less than -2.5). Osteopenia is T-score of -1.0 to -2.5. Calcium and vitamin d can help, but check with specialist. Other conditions can mimic osteoporosis. ...Read more
Iron supplements and vit d, calicum. How does it effect absorption or should it be taken how far spart?
Why taking iron?: Vit d helps calcium absorption so it's fine to take together (though if your blood level's ok it's not necessary). While it's safe to take iron at the same time, minerals can compete for absorption so it might be best to take at a different time than calcium.Vit c improves iron absorption.However, iron is generally not wise to take after menopause unless you are sure you're deficient! see comment:. ...Read more
Tums (calcium carbonate) (calcium) bad for heart? Confused as to whether or not calcium can build up in arteries creating long term cardiac problems.
Calcium: Taking calcium usually does not cause hardening of the arteries or build up of calcium in the blood vessels. This usually occurs for many other reasons including genetic predisposition, high blood fats and cholesterol and other factors. If you have a condition which results in high serum calcium levels you should not take it. ...Read more
Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride
where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe
Dr. : Dr. Edderai has given you a good source to answer you question. The use of fluroride in our daily lives have become a very controversial and emotionally charged issue with some activists going to great lengths to search for and highlight possible adverse effects of the mineral. Most of their claims are not backed up by valid peer reviewed research. Also understand that if you eliminated every food, drug and environmental product that has harmful side effects you would be left with little in the way of effective treatments for the diseases known to man and there would be significantly less in the way of food for the world to eat. The bottom line is that life expectancy is rising across the world, due in part to the advances made in health care products. I have included two additional links to help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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