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Tips For Distance Runners To Intake Calcium
Eat more calories!: I wonder why you would want to gain weight. Is it that you are underweight to begin with, are losing weight for unknown reason, or want to gain to get into a certain class for wrestling. The recommendations would be different for each one. If there is any question about an abnormal weight, see an internist (adult medical doc). More calories = more weight--as simple as that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough: The way i like to explain it...Calcium is a building block of bone. The problem is having the building block around isn't enough. You also need a medication to stimulate the incorporation into the bone. Also having vitamin d around is important, so you can absorb the calcium. Plus low calcium or vitamin d will stimulate a gland (parathyroid) to leach calcium from the bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: I see no reason why it would. ...Read more
foods/ supplements : If you are looking for alternatives to cow milk as a drink all of the non dairy milks are fortified with calcium. Yogurt and cheese dairy and non dairy are also sources as are some vegetables. Vitamin d is also needed and if this is deficient the calcium will not be absorbed. Without knowing the age of the children cannot say for sure but 1000mg day of calcium and 1000 iu of d3 daily are fine. ...Read more
I am 60 and was told i need 1000 mg calcium intake daily. Can i take 500 mg calcium pills daily and balance food. Is calcium magnesium pill better?
Calcium balance: Current guidelines state that a person should not take more than 1000 mg of calcium in tablet form per day, and that dietary calcium is healthier form of calcium than tablet calcium. If your target is 1000 mg total, I recommend one tablet of calcium-magnesium (yes is better) and then get the rest of your total calcium target from food. Consult a nutrition counter for mg calcium in each food ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A high calcium diet: If you want to keep it simple a high calcium diet. If this is difficult to do, then calcium supplements would help. Not sure why calcium in general with "agitate" your kidneys, unless you are worried about stones. And if that's the case, if the stones are calcium oxalate, high calcium diet should sequester some of the oxalate in your GI tract and decrease your risk of them. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Kidney stone formers often have elevated levels of calcium in the urine and calcium lowering medications can help them. However, reducing calcium in the diet is not recommended and does not seem to prevent stones. Excessive intake may predispose to stones, but there is no evidence that it will cause them. If you have a prior history of stone, taking the regular usrda of calcium is recommended. ...Read more
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