Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Type Of Calcium Supplement To Take

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Randy Baker
1,992 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
When is the best time to take your calcium supplement?

When is the best time to take your calcium supplement?

Divided doses: Hi. Calcium is best absorbed if it's taken in divided doses throughout the day (usually 2-3 times/day). Make sure you're getting enough vitamin D too...it augments calcium absorption. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
When is the best time to take a calcium supplement with vitamin d supplement?

When is the best time to take a calcium supplement with vitamin d supplement?

It depends: Most vitamin d3 supplements are best taken with food. Calcium carbonate should be taken with food, so you may take both at the same meal. Calcium citrate can be taken with or without food. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

The cheapest: Take the cheapest one you tolerate. Calcium carbonate is the least extensive. Calcium gluconate is fractionally better absorbed and sometimes better tolerated, but is more expensive per mg of calcium absorbed. And don't forget adequate vitamin D; it can really help with calcium absorption in the intestine. ...Read more

7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

9

9
Which OTC calcium supplement has the best absorption?

Which OTC calcium supplement has the best absorption?

Calcium suplement: Not all otc calcium suplement has the best absorption. There are two common calcium suplement available otc :calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. Calcium citrate has better absorption then calcium carbonate. ...Read more

10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer