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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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My calcium level is 8.5. Do i need to take a supplement? Also i take Synthroid (thyroxine) and my TSH is 2.380, shouldn't it be closer to 1?

My calcium level is 8.5. Do i need to take a supplement? Also i take Synthroid (thyroxine) and my TSH is 2.380, shouldn't it be closer to 1?

A good idea,,: It would be a good idea to take a supplement, however your level isn't too bad considering your h/o h. Pylori, which hopefully has been cleared up or at least treated. So you might want to see your doctor to get an idea of how much you should take. Your TSH is also not too high as some ranges have up to 5.0 as upper normal, but it's better if toward 1.0 but if no symptoms, leave alone or see dr. ...Read more

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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

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Okay to take prednisone same time as calcium supplement?

Okay to take prednisone same time as calcium supplement?

Yes can take: It ihas been concluded that prednison ldp has a negative eff?ects on bone metabolism, since bone formation decrease while bone resorption remained-- unchanged or decreased slightly. The increase in PTH during ldp could be prevented by Calcitriol combined with calcium supplementation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Yes: Yes, watch though for the contents of your multi vitamin as you want to avoid over exposure to any vitamin or trace element that can be present also in your calcium pill. ...Read more

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I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?

Ca Supplementation: Virtually any calcium supplement will be safe. Your allergy to shellfish is to a protein in the muscle known as tropomyosin and if this is not usually an ingredient found in vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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How is calcium citrate diferent from standard calcium supplement?That's having magnesium &zinc added. Which type of calcium i shd take, i can't ve dairy

How is calcium citrate diferent from standard calcium supplement?That's having magnesium &zinc added. Which type of calcium i shd take, i can't ve dairy

Citrate preferred: Calcium citrate can be easily absorbed and dissolved when compared to calcium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Magnesium is often added because it may provide further benefit and because it tends to counter the constipating effect of calcium. ...Read more

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Since i don't eat dairy should I take calcium supplement ?

Check w/a good: Registered dietitian or a website. Ther are many other foods with calcium in them, but dairy is one of the best sources. You need approx. 1000 mg of elemental calcium a day, plus approx 2000 units ofvitamin d3. If your diet is insufficient, you can supplement with a cheap generic calcium replacement with meals to get up to those totals. ...Read more

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Can you take an antidepressant with a calcium supplement?

Can you take an antidepressant with a calcium supplement?

Yes, but...: Yes, you certainly can take both, and many patients do. Keep in mind that many calcium supplements act as antacids, which reduce the stomach's acidity, and some antidepressants need stomach acidity to be absorbed. The net effect can be that the antidepressant doesn't work or doesn't work as well. Talk to your treating physician as to how to manage this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Yes: If you do not get enough calcium in your diet , your body will take it out of your bone. Only supplement your diet if you are not getting the recommended intake for your age and sex. ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait after drinking coffee to take a calcium supplement?

Should not matter: The fact that you have coffee, possibly with a milk product, in your system should not affect your ability to absorb the calcium. ...Read more

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Can I take a calcium supplement with whey protein?

Can I take a calcium supplement with whey protein?

Should be fine..: Calcium does not affect protein absorption and vice versa. You may not any supplement if you can stay on a healthy, balanced diet--see pyramid pictured here. Good diet is important, but regular exercise is also needed for long term good health. So eat well, sleepp well, exercise regularly and see doc for preventive care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will your body absorb a calcium supplement if you take vitamin d with it?

Will your body absorb a calcium supplement if you take vitamin d with it?

Food BestSource Ca+2: Yes, D3 needed for absorption & often ? in US, but best measure vit. D3 concentration; optimal in the 70-80 ng/ml range. Sun tends to trigger conversion of a little cholesterol in skin to Vit D, then converted in liver to D2 & by kidneys & other tissues to D3. D3 impt for Ca absorption, bone & muscle strength + immune function. Best source food & if D3 conc good, unlikely need Ca+2 supplements. ...Read more

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I take prevacid (lansoprazole) for acid reflux. Should i take a calcium supplement?

Won't hurt: But must be added in to your dietary intake. You need a total of 1000-1500 mg/day. Check w/your doctor and/or a dietitian. Take calcium supplements with meals only. ...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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