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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Who should not take Os-Cal?

Who should not take Os-Cal?

Os-Cal: "Tumor that Dissolves Bone, Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements, Kidney Stone, Kidney Disease, Sarcoidosis, Increased Activity of the Parathyroid Gland, High Amount of Calcium in the Blood, Extreme Loss of Body Water." Per: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-59713/natural-o-s-cal-500-oral/details/list-contraindications ...Read more

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Is os-cal still from oysters?

Is os-cal still from oysters?

Yes: Os-cal contains oyster shell powder . The oysters are dredged from U.S. Offshore oyster beds. ...Read more

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Do I need os-cal for pregnancy?

Only if OB says so: Discuss all meds over the counter and prescription with your OB prior to pregnancy attempts. ...Read more

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Someone said something about taking os-cal at breakfast would that work for osteoporosis?

Someone said something about taking os-cal at breakfast would that work for osteoporosis?

Yes: Oscal is best taken in at least two dosages one in the am and one in the pm with meals. Remember calcium is only part of the treatment for osteoporosis. For example vitamnid, weight bearing exercise, and possible meds such as Fosamax or Actonel (risedronate) and other may be needed. ...Read more

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How effective is Os-Cal for reducing the risk of hip fractures?

How effective is Os-Cal for reducing the risk of hip fractures?

Os-cal is a suppl-: -lement for those who have deficient calcium levels, and needs 2 be taken with Vit-D-3, 2000iu/day. in order to decrease the chance of a hip fracture, adequate calcium in your diet is important as well as weight bearing exercise. if you have osteoporosis, there are many factors 2 consider for treatment. Fm Hx, fracture Hx, T-score. you need to see an internist that treats the entity,no easy fix. ...Read more

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Serum Calcium drawn 8 a.m. 9/25 = 11.1. Took 4 Extra Strength Tums (calcium carbonate) approx 3- 4 a.m. on 9/24 = 1200 mg cal. Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high read? Vit D3 99- 100.

Serum Calcium drawn 8 a.m. 9/25 = 11.1. Took 4 Extra Strength Tums (calcium carbonate) approx 3- 4 a.m. on 9/24 = 1200 mg cal. Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high read? Vit D3 99- 100.

No: The electrolytes and ions in our blood are very tightly regulated by our body. Anything that you take by mouth (Tums) will have no immediate effect on the blood level of any ion. You should be worked up for that. You may have some nasty process going on in your bones. Hopefully you do not, but do not neglect it! ...Read more

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Are sugar free Tums (calcium carbonate) a good way to get calcium in your mouth to help restore minerals to teeth? Like remineralizing.

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 more

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Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Os Cal (Definition)

Os-Cal is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more