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Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Better absorption

Calcium is poorly absorbed if there is no acid in the stomach.
Because many people, especially those who take acid blockers, have low stomach acid, we recommend that you take calcium with food. For reasons that we do not know, calcium is well absorbed with food even if there is low stomach acid.

In brief: Better absorption

Calcium is poorly absorbed if there is no acid in the stomach.
Because many people, especially those who take acid blockers, have low stomach acid, we recommend that you take calcium with food. For reasons that we do not know, calcium is well absorbed with food even if there is low stomach acid.
Dr. Robert Lang
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