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When Should Pregnant Women Start Iron And Calcium Supplements
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Does high VitD3 & Calcium supplements interfere with absorption of Iron & Omega3 Fatty Acid from food for 57+ yr female?
They help each other: They do not compete directly. In fact, consuming essential omega-3 fatty acids can increase vitamin D's ability to increase calcium absorption from the gut. This is especially important in improving bone mineralization and decreasing bone loss seen in osteoporosis. Vit D3 and omega-3 together can also improve the risk profile for peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
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Should I carry on taking calcium supplements whilst having iron injections / infusions? Will it affect the absorption of the iron?
I am experiencing slight pain in knees post workout at gym. I am a 32 year old female. Should I take calcium supplements?
Researchers in a large study found that
"... Increasing calcium intake from diet might not confer significant cardiovascular benefits, while calcium supplements, which might raise [heart attack] risk, should be taken with caution." the increased risk may be due to high levels of calcium from 1-2 doses of supplement as opposed to the small amounts absorbed from diet. Ask your cardiologist on this. ...Read more
I am an athletic woman in my twenties who eats a balanced diet. Should I take vitamin and calcium supplements?
Probably; at least D: Everyone should take d in fall ; winter. If you're like the vast majority of americans you do not get adequate vitamins from your diet. Even if you do, quoting the ama "recent evidence has shown that suboptimal levels of vitamins, even well above those causing deficiency syndromes, are risk factors for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis."see comment for more. ...Read more
Low diet intake.: Calcium supplements are recommended if the dietary intake of calcium is low. Dairy products are the main source of calcium, particularly milk and yogurt. 8 ounces of milk or yogurt contain about 300 mg of calcium. 800-1000 mg of calcium is generally considered a nutritional requirement. ...Read more
Is it advisable for a female to take multi-vitamins and calcium supplements on a long term basis? If yes, what do I look out for in my selection.
Good mulitvit, Vit D: It's best to get vits from your diet, but the majority of americans don't get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium, mag. &chromium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. Plus about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter (year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun). Please see my comment:. ...Read more
I'm a 31 year old female and was advised to take calcium supplements. Is it alright to take 1200mg elemental calcium/day? Most have 600mg/pill.
Depends on diet.:
Given your age, you are recommended to take in 1000 mg/day. Do you get any calcium via your diet? If you do, I would probably stick with one 600 mg pill/day. If you hardly take in calcium, 2 pills/day. You don't want to exceed 2500 mg/day total from all sources.
http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/calcium-healthprofessional/. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
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