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What Is The Difference In Calcium Citrate Calcium Sulfate
Not much, but: Potassium citrate helps prevent kidney stone disease due to its citrate content that gets excreted in the urine. Otherwise, both are potassium salts to supply potassium to people who have low potassium blood levels. Taking potassium regularly without a doctor's advice is risky, even if it is over the counter. ...Read more
Absorption: Calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are calcium supplements which are recommended to people who do not use dairy products. Calcium carbonate is not well absorbed in people who have low amounts of acid in the stomach. Calcium citrate is well absorbed in the absence of acid. ...Read more
Ingredients: These are primarily intended for slightly different conditions so it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. One is not 'better' than the other. Ask your provider or read about the concern you have. MA can be helpful for digestion issues. Some say SA can help cell function to improve concerns like malignancy. Neither in moderation is likely to be dangerous. ...Read more
Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latter by weight to weight comparison but it may cause more nausea. Potassium iodide has anti fungal properties and is used as supersaturated product for that (sski), potassium gluconate is frequently used over the counter to replace low potassium levels. ...Read more
Absorption: Magnesium gluconate is likely better for you. The studies that show good absorption of magnesium oxide were done on rats. Human studies do not show great absorption of magnesium oxide. This being said, oral magnesium in general is not all that well absorbed, which is why too much tends to cause diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?
Carbonate vs citrate: Coral cal is mostly calcium carbonate, but ccm calcium is mostly calcium citrate/malate. 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
What is the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate? Are they for the same purposes?
Nope: Although both could cause loose stools. Mag citrate is more effective for constipation. Mag oxide is used for muscle cramps and repleting low mag blood levels. Both can increase mag levels in urine which helps fending off kidney stone disease. However, mag citrate is much better bec citrates also prevent kidney stone disease. ...Read more
Pretty similar: But not precisely the same. Elemental magnesium has a positive charge to it (technically a +2 charge) so the only way to get it into a pill form that you can take orally is to mix it with something that is negatively charged so that the resulting compound is neutral. Chloride and citrate both accomplish this. ...Read more
Either ok: Either form of calcium is reasonable to take as a supplement. Choose a form that you won't mind taking as some are definitely more palatable than others. Calcium citrate may be somewhat better absorbed as calcium is best absorbed with some acid. In general, what is more important is to space out your calcium consumption throughout the day as possible since if you take all your calcium at one time it is not well absorbed. ...Read more
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