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Is zevit a calcium supplement?

Is zevit a calcium supplement?

No, not calcium: According to the manufacturer's vitamin listing, zevit capsules contain: zinc sulphate monohydrate, vitamin b1, vitamin b2 , vitamin b6 , vitamin b12, nicotinamide, calcium pantothenate , vitamin E acetate, vitamin c , Folic Acid , biotin , nicotinamide 100. The calcium panthothenate is actually a b vitamin like many of the other components. This has no significant calcium supplementation role. ...Read more

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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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Which supplement is best for magnesium deficiency?

Which supplement is best for magnesium deficiency?

Depends: There are many forms of magnesium on the market. Magnesium citrate if easy to find and relatively inexpensive. For more information, see: Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Yes: Yes, watch though for the contents of your multi vitamin as you want to avoid over exposure to any vitamin or trace element that can be present also in your calcium pill. ...Read more

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Is zevit a complete prenatal supplement?

Is zevit a complete prenatal supplement?

Yes: Yes this product has adequate ingredients for pregnancy. It's always best to try to get your nutrients from food, if possible, as the body much better absorbs vitamins and minerals from food as opposed to a supplement. Food for thought! ...Read more

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Which is a better calcium supplement: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Why?

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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Is calcium pantothenate good for bone?

Is calcium pantothenate good for bone?

Not enough calcium: in this product to depend on it for bone health. It is used as a vitamin B-5 supplement. Over 90 % of it is the vitamin. A 500 mg tablet will only have around 40 mg of calcium. On the other hand, it should not hurt your bones. ...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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Is xenical a good supplement?

Is xenical a good supplement?

Xenical: Xenical is not a supplement. It's a prescription medication that blocks about one-third of the fat in the food you eat from being digested. Instead, this fat comes out in your stool -- often giving you diarrhea. The idea is that if you don't absorb the fat, you'll lose weight. There can be many problems with this, including the fact that several essential vitamins are fat-soluble. ...Read more

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Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency?  If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Actually: I prefer Zinc Sulphate!! HOWEVER any of the above are most likely just fine since the amount needed to replenish your total body zinc is quite low!! (Higher levels are used in medical conditions eg cold virus control and Prostate function! ...Read more

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What is a taurine supplement?

What is a taurine supplement?

Taurine: Taurine is an amino acid, a building block of proteins. People can generally make taurine in their bodies, but some cannot -- for these, taurine is an "essential" Amino Acid and must be supplied from the outside. It can support cardiac and liver function, and more. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1024-taurine.aspx?activeingredientid=1024&activeingredientname=taurine. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement with vitamin d for a 63-year-old woman?

What is the best calcium supplement with vitamin d for a 63-year-old woman?

Lots to choose from: As long as you are getting between 1000-1200mg of calcium daily in divided doses and 2000-5000 units of vitamin d daily you should be in good range. A blood sample before and 3 months after supplementation would be recommended. Also make sure you are doing 30 mins of weight bearing exercise at least 3 times a week for optimal bone health. ...Read more

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Http://xtr.Gr/vitamines_ixnostoixeia/11703/multi_vitamin_120_caps_(warriorlab).Htm is this a good vitamin supplement?

Http://xtr.Gr/vitamines_ixnostoixeia/11703/multi_vitamin_120_caps_(warriorlab).Htm is this a good vitamin supplement?

Don't waste your $$: In otherwise healthy people all multivitamin preparations have been proven to be worthless. I stopped taking a multivitamin about 3 years ago. Save your money ...Read more

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Is feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement a good choice for anemia?

Is feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement a good choice for anemia?

Anemia & iron: Anemia can be caused by different things- bleeding, iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, related to other chronic disease, related to kidney disease, destruction to red blood cells, bone marrow failure etc. Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron is one of the good choice only if you have iron deficiency anemia and hopefully can help you- otherwise, you should see md and have further eval to find the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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Which is a good preworkout supplement?

None: You don't need to put anyhting in your body before a work-out. If you really want to eat something, chew on some nuts before work-out. Macadamia, almonds, and pistachio are best. ...Read more

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What is a good zinc supplement?

What is a good zinc supplement?

Cheap ones: There's usually zinc in an economical vitamin-mineral tablet from a chain pharmacy. If you overdo zinc supplements because of some bad advice you got, you can copper-deplete yourself and get brain and spinal cord damage -- it's happened. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Is zevit a calcium supplement?

No, not calcium: According to the manufacturer's vitamin listing, zevit capsules contain: zinc sulphate monohydrate, vitamin b1, vitamin b2 , vitamin b6 , vitamin b12, nicotinamide, calcium pantothenate , vitamin E acetate, vitamin c , Folic Acid , biotin , nicotinamide 100. The calcium panthothenate is actually a b vitamin like many of the other components. This has no significant calcium supplementation role. ...Read more

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Who needs a calcium supplement?

Who needs a calcium supplement?

All: As far as i'm concerned, all could benefit from 800-1200 mg daily. Broccoli and salmon has more calcium than a glass of milk and more nutritious too. Children and post menopausal women are at highest risk of poor bone health. Vitamin d (2-5000 units) is also needed for bone health. ...Read more

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Do men need calcium supplement?

Do men need calcium supplement?

Depends: We do not recommend calcium supplementation for the heck of supplementing. We always prefer you to get your calcium from your food. However, in men who has osteoporosis or osteopenia, calcium supplementation + vitamin d is appropriate and recommended. ...Read more

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Does calcium supplement make you grow?

No: Calcium is an important factor for maintaining bone strength but does not make you grow taller. ...Read more

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Could megabone calcium supplement work.?

Could megabone calcium supplement work.?

Megabone calcium: Sure megabone calcium will work but you would likely be spending more money than necessary. Milk is an inexpensive way to get enough calcium and there is calcium in many meals. You might also consider taking 1000 or 2000 vitamin D a day. It is not overly expensive and easy to take. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement for women?

Any: Any sort of calcium supplement is fine. Citracal is a opopular brand. Viactiv is even chocolate flavored! there are many over the counter options and all are good. Also consider a multivitamin because it will also serve as a supplement for other vitamins. ...Read more

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How much calcium supplement is needed for women?

How much calcium supplement is needed for women?

Varies: The recommendation for supplementation depends on your age and dietary intake. First, look up the recommended intake for your age and calculate your calcium intake. Roughly, each serving of dairy has about 300 mg of calcium and a balanced diet without dairy has about 300-400 mg of calcium. Then supplement up to your recommended intake, if necessary. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Citrate vs carbonate: Calcium carbonate is less expensive and it can be also used for acidic heart burn. Calcium citrate adsorbs faster and easier, it doesn't cause constipation as likely as carbonate does. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

The cheapest: Take the cheapest one you tolerate. Calcium carbonate is the least extensive. Calcium gluconate is fractionally better absorbed and sometimes better tolerated, but is more expensive per mg of calcium absorbed. And don't forget adequate vitamin D; it can really help with calcium absorption in the intestine. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement to buy for men?

What is the best calcium supplement to buy for men?

Calcium for men: The best calcium supplement is the one that you find easiest to take. While some preparations are absorbed better than others (eg, calcium citrate vs. Calcium carbonate, liquid-based calcium vs. Pill form), in general they are all comparable and work fine for the average healthy person. My personal favorite is viactiv, which is a calcium chew with extra vitamin k to help absorption--tasty. ...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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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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Since i don't eat dairy should I take calcium supplement ?

Check w/a good: Registered dietitian or a website. Ther are many other foods with calcium in them, but dairy is one of the best sources. You need approx. 1000 mg of elemental calcium a day, plus approx 2000 units ofvitamin d3. If your diet is insufficient, you can supplement with a cheap generic calcium replacement with meals to get up to those totals. ...Read more

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How do I choose the calcium supplement that is right for me?

Read labels: Use calcium citrate, it's better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Shoot for around 1000-1200mg a day combined in food and supplements. If you take a supplement don't take any more than about 600mg at a time because you won't absorb more than that all at once. And don't forget about vitamin d3. You can find a supplement with both calcium and d3 in a combined pill. And generics are fine. ...Read more

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What is considered the safe daily dose of calcium supplement?

Depends: There are recommendations for calcium intake based on sex and age. It is safe only to supplement up to the recommended intake if your diet is insufficient in calcium for your sex and age. ...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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It'd be possible that a calcium supplement cause decreased kydney funtion for ever?

Calcium supplements: Rarely cause decreased kidney function unless you've taken a massive excess over a long period of time or there's some other underlying medical problem. Check w/your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Side effect of calcium supplement?

Usually none: Most people can regulate calcium absorption so as to fit their skeletal needs. There are others who develop excessive absorption with consequent increase in urine calcium creating a risk for kidney stones. This is particularly true if you take more than 800 units of vitamin d per day. ...Read more

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Side effects of calcium supplement?

Side effects of calcium supplement?

Multiple: The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. However, supplemental calcium can also contribute to calcification of arteries which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Speak to your physician about how to best meet your calcium needs without increasing your risks. Natural sources of calcium are usually the safest. ...Read more