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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Not alone: Most prenatal vitamins contain only small amounts of calcium (~300mg) because the calcium molecule is too big to put in a combination pill. You and your doctor will need to review your dietary calcium intake, and see whether you also need a calcium supplement in addition to your prenatal vitamin. Between diet & supplement you need 1000mg calcium/day. Can get in dairy products, leafy greens, etc. ...Read more
VitC 2000mg. Calcium 220 mg. Oysco 1000/500D.Biotin 6000mcg. VitA10, 000.Plaqunil. Zyrtec. Singular. Xyzal. Gabapntin. Safe?
Hard to say: You are on two medications (Plaquinil and Gabapentin) which can be associated with side effects and thus the question whether is safe or not depends on the perspective related to risk/benefit ratio. However there is no evidence that vit A or even vit C supplements are beneficial and thus I would consider stopping these two. ...Read more
Very reduced semen volume or output. Is it a side effect of my meds, Cartia, Imdur, Neurontin, Plaquenil, Xyzal, Oysco, Singular?
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
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
Calcium suplement: Not all otc calcium suplement has the best absorption. There are two common calcium suplement available otc :calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. Calcium citrate has better absorption then calcium carbonate. ...Read more
What do you eat?:
Depends what else you eat. You need about 1000 mg of calcium rich foods a day--and enough vitamin d to tell your body what to do with the calcium. Many non dairy foods have calcium: especially tofu, tahini paste,
whitefish, shrimp, and sardines.
Bok choy, kale,
white and navy beans,
almonds, apricots, figs and others
http://www. Godairyfree. Org/health-info/calcium/dairy-free-calcium-chart. ...Read more
Yes: There are several companies that sell powdered or liquid calcium supplements that can be put in water. ...Read more