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How far apart should multivitamins and calcium citrate supplements be taken?

How far apart should multivitamins and calcium citrate supplements be taken?

No time limit: Multivitamins and calcium supplements actually can be taken together..Vitamins in general are relatively easy to absorb under normal condition and calcium does not prevent their absorption and the reverse is also true...So, take them whenever it is convenient for you.. Stay well..Keep healthy..An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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How is calcium citrate diferent from standard calcium supplement?That's having magnesium &zinc added. Which type of calcium i shd take, i can't ve dairy

How is calcium citrate diferent from standard calcium supplement?That's having magnesium &zinc added. Which type of calcium i shd take, i can't ve dairy

Citrate preferred: Calcium citrate can be easily absorbed and dissolved when compared to calcium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Magnesium is often added because it may provide further benefit and because it tends to counter the constipating effect of calcium. ...Read more

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Is calcium carbonate a better calcium supplement than calcium citrate?

Is calcium carbonate a better calcium supplement than calcium citrate?

No: No, the only difference is that the former is better taken with food whereas the latter (calcium citrate) can be taken on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

Either: Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't need to be taken with meals, but can be more expensive and less "calcium dense" per pill. ...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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I need a calcium citrate supplement with D with no artificial sweeteners. I am sensitive to them and have had roux en y.

I need a calcium citrate supplement with D with no artificial sweeteners.  I am sensitive to them and have had roux en y.

I'm sure they exist: Hi. I'd suggest you read the labels of these products to see what's in them. If that fails, ask the pharmacist. I'm sure products like what you're looking for exist. Good luck! ...Read more

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If eating a meal high in oxalates, should I take calcium citrate supplement to minimize a kidney stone from forming?

If eating a meal high in oxalates, should I take calcium citrate supplement to minimize a kidney stone from forming?

Oxylic acid: Providing dietary calcium to bind with the oxylic acid in the GI tract can limit the amount absorbed and excreted in the urine thereby decreasing your risk of calcium oxylate crystals forming in your urine. A better strategy would still be limiting oxylic acid consumption. ...Read more

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Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more