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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?

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

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid ...Read more