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Doctor insights on: Will A Calcium Supplement Enlarge A Goiter

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Does calcium supplement make you grow?

Does calcium supplement make you grow?

No: Calcium is an important factor for maintaining bone strength but does not make you grow taller. ...Read more

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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How much calcium supplement is needed for women?

How much calcium supplement is needed for women?

Varies: The recommendation for supplementation depends on your age and dietary intake. First, look up the recommended intake for your age and calculate your calcium intake. Roughly, each serving of dairy has about 300 mg of calcium and a balanced diet without dairy has about 300-400 mg of calcium. Then supplement up to your recommended intake, if necessary. ...Read more

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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

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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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How do I choose the calcium supplement that is right for me?

How do I choose the calcium supplement that is right for me?

Read labels: Use calcium citrate, it's better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Shoot for around 1000-1200mg a day combined in food and supplements. If you take a supplement don't take any more than about 600mg at a time because you won't absorb more than that all at once. And don't forget about vitamin d3. You can find a supplement with both calcium and d3 in a combined pill. And generics are fine. ...Read more

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What is considered the safe daily dose of calcium supplement?

What is considered the safe daily dose of calcium supplement?

Depends: There are recommendations for calcium intake based on sex and age. It is safe only to supplement up to the recommended intake if your diet is insufficient in calcium for your sex and age. ...Read more

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Side effect of calcium supplement?

Side effect of calcium supplement?

Usually none: Most people can regulate calcium absorption so as to fit their skeletal needs. There are others who develop excessive absorption with consequent increase in urine calcium creating a risk for kidney stones. This is particularly true if you take more than 800 units of vitamin d per day. ...Read more

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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

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If i'm allergic to dairy do I need a calcium supplement?

What do you eat?: Depends what else you eat. You need about 1000 mg of calcium rich foods a day--and enough vitamin d to tell your body what to do with the calcium. Many non dairy foods have calcium: especially tofu, tahini paste, whitefish, shrimp, and sardines. Bok choy, kale, white and navy beans, almonds, apricots, figs and others http://www.Godairyfree.Org/health-info/calcium/dairy-free-calcium-chart. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more