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The Benefits And Side Effects Of Calcium And Magnesium Supplements
Depends: Why are you on the program? I recommend a 1:1 dosage--i.e., equal amounts of calcium and magnesium. The dosage is determined by your bowel tolerance--i.e., the dosage that gives you diarrhea or loose stools. Just reduce the dosage to what is comfortable for you. Excess calcium impairs magnesium absorption--and inadequate magnesium impairs calcium absorption. ...Read more
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
Can taking magnesium supplements cause decrease of calcium or potassium? My cramps and twitches got waay worse when taking magnesium supplements. Why?
Is it good to use nutrilite calcium and magnesium tablets daily or it cause any side effects.
Does one need to check his body calcium before using?
If needed..: If you need it....you can take it.......Otherwise, it is a waste of money going out in your stool. ...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
If I am taking IP6 with calcium magnesium phytate, should I continue my regular calcium supplement?
Is the supplement shark cartilage an alternative to calcium, and are there any side effects to be aware of?
Years ago, doc told my wife to take daily calcium, magnesium, vit d. She just had a normal dexascan. Which supplement should she discontinue?
Is it true that taking zinc supplements can make an adult over age 33 grow taller? What about calcium magnesium--can that also increase height at 33?
Can taking supplements like zinc, calcium, magnesium or vitamin d cause height to increase in an adult over age 35?
Is it smart to take a calcium, magnesium and B12 supplement in the morning, and then take omeprazole (prilosec) in the afternoon after dinner?
Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?
Why is it preferable to take Calcium and Magnesium supplements WITH vitamin D3 when you have D deficiency? What the 2 do for vitamin d?
Is calcium & magnesium supplement as "brown rice aminoate complex" safe in pregnancy? I've taken this in pregnancy and I'm worried if it is not safe!
When I take a magnesium supplement my legs stop hurting and my bp lowers. Is this a side effect or desirable effect?
I'm not sure why you would think that your legs not hurting would be a side effect and not desirable. Lowering BP is also generally beneficial as long as it does not get too low.
Magnesium deficiency is very common and many people benefit from supplementation.
to learn more about magnesium's role in health. ...Read more