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What is the best calcium supplement for women?

What is the best calcium supplement for women?

Any: Any sort of calcium supplement is fine. Citracal is a opopular brand. Viactiv is even chocolate flavored! there are many over the counter options and all are good. Also consider a multivitamin because it will also serve as a supplement for other vitamins. ...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 is the best calcium supplement to buy for men?

What is the best calcium supplement to buy for men?

Calcium for men: The best calcium supplement is the one that you find easiest to take. While some preparations are absorbed better than others (eg, calcium citrate vs. Calcium carbonate, liquid-based calcium vs. Pill form), in general they are all comparable and work fine for the average healthy person. My personal favorite is viactiv, which is a calcium chew with extra vitamin k to help absorption--tasty. ...Read more

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What is the best chewable vitamin for women?

What is the best chewable vitamin for women?

It depends: It depends on your age and menstrual status, plus other factors. If menstruating you want some iron in it; if not, you don't. You also want natural vit e (d-tocopherol, not dl which is synthetic); no more than 2500 iu pre-formed vit a. Also 1000iu vit d. I haven't found a chewable vitamin that contains all this, but maybe nature's way alive adult multi-vitamin gummy comes closer than others. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement with vitamin d for a 63-year-old woman?

Lots to choose from: As long as you are getting between 1000-1200mg of calcium daily in divided doses and 2000-5000 units of vitamin d daily you should be in good range. A blood sample before and 3 months after supplementation would be recommended. Also make sure you are doing 30 mins of weight bearing exercise at least 3 times a week for optimal bone health. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement for acute osteoporosis?

What is the best calcium supplement for acute osteoporosis?

Calcium and Vit D: If osteoporosis is severe you should be on medication ie bisphosphonate (ie fosomax, forteo. Calcium with vit d is good supplementation. Should have your calcium level checked by urinylsis and d3 level by blood testing. Your primary care physician should be able to advise you. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium suppliment?

What is the best calcium suppliment?

1000-2000 mg Ca: There is no evidence that one pill is better than any other. Calcium carbonate and calcium citrate are both available on the market. Dose is 1000-2000 mg elemental calcium each day in divided doses for prevention of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement for joints?

What is the best supplement for joints?

Supplement 4 joints: No supplement has been proven to help over long run. ...Read more

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Which is the best calcium supplements for a feeding mother?

Which is the best calcium supplements for a feeding mother?

Medicine Is Neutral: There is no recommendation for products here from us. Medicine would be neutral on taking calcium supplements or what product to use. ...Read more

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What is the best multivitamin and supplement to use?

What is  the best multivitamin and supplement to use?

See below: What to Look for in a Multivitamin Read the label carefully. Product labels identify which nutrients are included and the amounts contained within each serving. Get the basic vitamins and minerals. Most multivitamin preparations usually include the following vitamins and minerals: vitamin C, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, folic acid (B9), B12, B5 (pantothenic acid), biotin, A, E, ...Read more

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Whats the best calcium supplement for hypoparathroidism?

No best.: Calcium citrate or calcium carbonate would be adequate as a supplement. Calcitriol is best able to increase the absorption of calcium so that a normal blood calcium level is maintained. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Citrate vs carbonate: Calcium carbonate is less expensive and it can be also used for acidic heart burn. Calcium citrate adsorbs faster and easier, it doesn't cause constipation as likely as carbonate does. ...Read more

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What kind of calcium is best to supplement with?

What kind of calcium is best to supplement with?

My choice would be--: Calcium with vit d3. Check out with your local pharmacy what they have. ...Read more

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Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

Folic acid: Folic acid supplement "just because" are never good. If the person on behalf of which you are inquiring is Folic Acid deficient, then he needs to be considered for supplementation. Otherwise, taking vitamins without clear deficiency or situations that require supplementation (certain meds that interfere with vitamin metabolism), may be even harmful. ...Read more

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What is the best type of vitamin to take for a 22-year-old female?

What is the best type of vitamin to take for a 22-year-old female?

Prenatal vitamins: If you are going to take a vitamin, it might as well be one with folate (folic acid)..... Truth be told, if you eat a good diet you don't need one until you become pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement for weak bones?

What is the best supplement for weak bones?

Calcium and vitamin : Osteopenia or osteoporosis, "weak bones" , can be helped with the correct amount of calcium 1200 to 1500 mg daily, total, including what is in the diet , and vitamin 800-1000iu daily, and regular weight bearing exercise. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest fat-burning supplements to take for a young adult male?

What is the best and safest fat-burning supplements to take for a young adult male?

No Supplements Work: Save your money, no supplements really work, exercise burns fat, better yet change your food. Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go down list, find your top 2 reasons, and then make a few changes, such as: diet soda for soda, subway for burgers, 100 cal packs: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fas. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement to take for low iron deficiency ?

What is the best supplement to take for low iron deficiency ?

Any iron: There are different types of iron supplements on the market. Some may cause constipation so you might need to try a few before finding one that works best for you. Iron bi-glycinate is a highly absorbable iron that works well, especially when taken with vitamin c. Check with your doctor to find out how much iron you need. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement to take is the very best?

Which type of calcium supplement to take is the very best?

Calcium: Depending on your diet, you may or may not need supplemental calcium. You can get a lot from leafy greens, tofu, yogurt, cheese, milk, sardines, salmon, etc. http://tinyurl.com/d8bvfbn around 900-1200 milligrams of calcium per day are enough. If you aren't getting this much in your food, calcium citrate is better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Use a product that also has vit d and vit k2. ...Read more

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What is the best and cheapest supplements for arthritis?

What is the best and cheapest supplements for arthritis?

None will cure......: Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate is the only supplement that the American Academy of orthopedic surgeons still thinks that may have some benefit symptomatically in arthritis. Otherwise, they're wasting your money. You could buy it cheap and it's a food supplements so it's safe. ...Read more