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Since I don't eat dairy should I take calcium supplement?

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

Dr. Randy Baker
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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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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?

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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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?

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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My mom is 38, and she would like to know if she could take calcium supplement with other vitamins as well?

YES: It is ok to take calcium suplement with other vitamin- dose recommend for calcium is 1000mg /day (19-50 years). ...Read more

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Should women in their 30s take calcium supplements?

Calcium supplements: Drink milk! There is plenty of calcium and vitamin D in skim and 2% milk -look at the labels. ...Read more

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Why is it now being said not to take calcium supplements?

Why is it now being said not to take calcium supplements?

Increase heart risk: Some very large studies have recently found increased risk of heart attack in men & women & increased risk of death from heart disease in men taking calcium suups. It is thought that calcium supps can increase calcium deposits in the arteries. However, calcium helps with osteoporosis & taking vit k with calcium should prevent this problem. See http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/779420 & comment:. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does a woman need to take calcium supplements?

Can you tell me when does a woman need to take calcium supplements?

Low diet intake.: Calcium supplements are recommended if the dietary intake of calcium is low. Dairy products are the main source of calcium, particularly milk and yogurt. 8 ounces of milk or yogurt contain about 300 mg of calcium. 800-1000 mg of calcium is generally considered a nutritional requirement. ...Read more

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Could it be alright to take calcium supplements while boxing training?

Yes: This is fine. As a ringside physician myself, there's no reason not to supplement. I've been impressed with the level of sportsmanship in boxing and wish you the best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the best time of day to take calcium supplements?

Morning and evening: Calcium supplements should be taken in split doses if 1000 mg is the amount. Absorption is less effective if taken all at once. ...Read more

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I'm a 31 year old female and was advised to take calcium supplements. Is it alright to take 1200mg elemental calcium/day? Most have 600mg/pill.

I'm a 31 year old female and was advised to take calcium supplements. Is it alright to take 1200mg elemental calcium/day? Most have 600mg/pill.

Depends on diet.: Given your age, you are recommended to take in 1000 mg/day. Do you get any calcium via your diet? If you do, I would probably stick with one 600 mg pill/day. If you hardly take in calcium, 2 pills/day. You don't want to exceed 2500 mg/day total from all sources.
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http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/calcium-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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If you take calcium supplements daily, can your body ever become immune to it?

Calcium: It won't become immune. Your levels, if too high may cause abdominal pain, kidney stones, as well as other hypercalcemic issues in the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy or bad to take calcium supplements when your 16 years old?

Would it be healthy or bad to take calcium supplements when your 16 years old?

Calcium: If you are not getting adequate mounts of calcium as a texan, which should be bout 1600 mg/day, then it should e taken as supplement with vitamin d. ...Read more

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I'm 27, allergetic to dairy. So I take calcium supplements 2pills daily and each pill has 500mg calcium and 400iu vitD. Is it enough?

I'm 27, allergetic to dairy. So I take calcium supplements 2pills daily and each pill has 500mg calcium and 400iu vitD. Is it enough?

Yes.: Look at the nutrition.gov website to review the new dietary guidelines which have replaced the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) with Dietary Reference Intake (DRI). Unless you are very big or very small your intake of Vitamin D is quite adequate. ...Read more

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Is it good that I take calcium supplements while taking metmorfin in PCOS?

Is it good that I take calcium supplements while taking metmorfin in PCOS?

Calcium supplements: Calcium supplements are not necessary. Please go online and search for the many products that are good to eat or drink (e.g. milk) and have plenty of calcium without need for supplements! ...Read more

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Docs, could a 15 year old take calcium supplements?

Docs, could a 15 year old take calcium supplements?

Sure: I gave my kids the viactiv supplements because they tasted like chocolate candy ...Read more

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