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Are Tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?

Are Tums (calcium carbonate) 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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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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 (calcium carbonate)?

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

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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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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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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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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Can I use PPI along with PepZIN GI (Dr best brand)(taking both on same day)?PepZin Gi is a nutritional supplement but, it has antacid too like Tums (calcium carbonate)

Yes: Yes you can use both.... and if your symptoms are not going away with PPI's you should discuss this with your Dr. There could be more than meets the eye. But in short, yes you can take both ...Read more

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If you are getting blood tests to check vitamin levels, and it says "no supplements 24 hours", can you still have Tums (calcium carbonate) if not checking calcium levels?

I guess so: Blood vitamin levels can be very deceptive. You can have normal levels and still be deficient because it is the vitramin content within cells that really counts. Vitamin therapy and basic understanding of its uses is largely in the hands of doctors that practice complementary alternative medicine. Homeopathists, naturopath doctors and cheiropracters are often knowledgeable in this field. ...Read more

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Is milk good for strong bones or should i. Take a vitamine d and calcium supplement?

Is milk good for strong bones or should i. Take a vitamine d and calcium supplement?

Yes and No: Milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin-d. But milk also has saturated fat in it, which is harmful. So drink mild but not regular one, use low fat milk especially if you are overweight(but you can drink regular milk if your are skinny). ...Read more

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I took calcium supplement so calcium oxalate urates coming in urine. Any good calcium supplement that don't cause it?

Get Evaluated: Hi. Was that your first stone? Any family history of stones? It's always worth checking a blood calcium and PTH, urine pH, and a 24-hour urine for calcium & oxalate, and any other tests indicated. Women I know who've had a vaginal birth and passed a stone say they'd take the vaginal birth over the stone any day. If you find something treatable your future might be more comfortable! ;-) Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Antacid (Definition)

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


Dr. John Fordtran
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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

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