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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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How long should I wait before or after drinking coffee to take calcium supplement?

How long should I wait before or after drinking coffee to take calcium supplement?

Mealtime best: Stomach acid increases calcium absorption (that is why ppl on acid blockers for heartburn have a harder time absorbing calcium). When we eat meals, our stomachs make more acid so we should take calcium at meal times. Not sure about coffee though. And watch out about other meds- calcium can alter the absorption of other meds. ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait before/after drinking coffee to take calcium supplement ?

How long am i suppose to wait before/after drinking coffee to take calcium supplement ?

See below: To answer i drink two large cups of coffee early morning and then take the calcium supplement my calcium levels are normal and my bones are healthy -s from personal experience i would say coffe does not hurt the absorbence of calsium. ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait after drinking coffee to take a calcium supplement?

Should not matter: The fact that you have coffee, possibly with a milk product, in your system should not affect your ability to absorb the calcium. ...Read more

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My calcium level is 8.5. Do i need to take a supplement? Also i take Synthroid (thyroxine) and my TSH is 2.380, shouldn't it be closer to 1?

A good idea,,: It would be a good idea to take a supplement, however your level isn't too bad considering your h/o h. Pylori, which hopefully has been cleared up or at least treated. So you might want to see your doctor to get an idea of how much you should take. Your TSH is also not too high as some ranges have up to 5.0 as upper normal, but it's better if toward 1.0 but if no symptoms, leave alone or see dr. ...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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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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What happens when you take a calcium supplement with a cup of coffee?

Not much: The calcium will bind with the phosphorus in the coffee but the amount of phosphorus is low. If you are taking the calcium as a supplement you'll get much better results to not take within 2-4 hours of a meal or a phosphorus containing beverage. ...Read more

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Can I take priorin n and iron tablets togather ?? And later in the day a calcium supplement too ??

Can I take priorin n and iron tablets togather ?? And later in the day a calcium supplement too ??

Supplements: Why don't you simply improve your food intake. Most folks don't need extra pills despite all the advertising. On the internet there are many readable articles about food intake. One of my favorites is "NuVal" . ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Yes: If you do not get enough calcium in your diet , your body will take it out of your bone. Only supplement your diet if you are not getting the recommended intake for your age and sex. ...Read more

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Can I take a calcium supplement with whey protein?

Can I take a calcium supplement with whey protein?

Should be fine..: Calcium does not affect protein absorption and vice versa. You may not any supplement if you can stay on a healthy, balanced diet--see pyramid pictured here. Good diet is important, but regular exercise is also needed for long term good health. So eat well, sleepp well, exercise regularly and see doc for preventive care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is milk good for strong bones or should i. Take a vitamine d and calcium supplement?

Is milk good for strong bones or should i. Take a vitamine d and calcium supplement?

Yes and No: Milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin-d. But milk also has saturated fat in it, which is harmful. So drink mild but not regular one, use low fat milk especially if you are overweight(but you can drink regular milk if your are skinny). ...Read more

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What happens if you take a calcium supplement before having a bone densitometry test?

Avoid this: Bone mineral density tests measure the amount of mineral in the bone, and this mineral is predominantly calcium. The presence of calcium in your digestive tract may be detected and falsely interpreted as bone mineral, giving an inaccurate increased result. ...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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Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

Depends: It depends on the reason why you are taking the calcium replacement. If you don't have bone problems (osteopenia/osteoporosis) or hypoparathyroidism (chronically low calcium on blood test) then you don't need to take calcium supplement and should get it from food such as dairy products. If you have the above conditions, then calcium suplements (at the recommended dose) + food are perfectly safe. ...Read more

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It has been 3 months since the delivery of my baby. I'm supposed to take calcium supplement. Just wanted to know whether Calcimax 500 and Shelcal have?

Calcium: for most people, one calcium tab twice daily containing 500 -600 mg elemental calcium is a good dose. There are many brands, virtually all acceptable. ...Read more

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Can you take an antidepressant with a calcium supplement?

Can you take an antidepressant with a calcium supplement?

Yes, but...: Yes, you certainly can take both, and many patients do. Keep in mind that many calcium supplements act as antacids, which reduce the stomach's acidity, and some antidepressants need stomach acidity to be absorbed. The net effect can be that the antidepressant doesn't work or doesn't work as well. Talk to your treating physician as to how to manage this. ...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 supplementation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more


Levothyroxine (Definition)

Of the hormone produced by one's own ...Read more