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Are Tums a good calcium supplement?

Are Tums a good calcium supplement?

Yes: Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. 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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What happens if you take too many calcium supplement tablets like tums?

What happens if you take too many calcium supplement tablets like tums?

Coronary calcificati: Too much calcium contributes to coronary calcifications and kidney stones. Calcium is best obtained from dairy not from supplements. Only 300mg can be absorbed at once, 8oz milk. Larger doses are not absorbed but wasted . Calcium carb should be taken eith food! ...Read more

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Taking Vitamins & Supplements (Checklist)

Check with your physician on the benefits and side effects
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Schedule a followup visit with your physician to evaluate the effect
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Make sure it does not inhibit or enhance other medications you take
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Are "tums antacid calcium supplement extra strength" safe to take at 7 weeks pregnant?

Tums: Tums are great relievers of heartburn during pregnancy---just do not take more than what is recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

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Taking Vitamins & Supplements (Checklist)

Work with your physician to learn which supplements will help you most
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Only use high quality, pharmaceutical grade supplements
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Take the supplements as directed for best effects
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Is calcium carbonate a better calcium supplement than calcium citrate?

Is calcium carbonate a better calcium supplement than calcium citrate?

No: No, the only difference is that the former is better taken with food whereas the latter (calcium citrate) can be taken on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Which is a better calcium supplement: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Why?

Calcium: Not much to choose from. Go to the drug store and look at the several options for calcium. Carefully read the comments on each one and choose the one you think is best for you. Try focusing on the less expensive end. ...Read more

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Taking Vitamins & Supplements (Checklist)

Take a multivitamin
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Women, take calcium with vitamin D3
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For joint pain, take glucosamine 1500 mg
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Always ask your doctor before adding supplements
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What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

Either: Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't need to be taken with meals, but can be more expensive and less "calcium dense" per pill. ...Read more

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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more

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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

Calcium carbonate is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more

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