Are Tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?

Yes. Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's.
Depends. Depends on any medications you take which should not be mixed with Tums (calcium carbonate) or other abdominal medical conditions you have.

Related Questions

What happens if you take too many calcium supplement tablets like tums (calcium carbonate)?

Coronary calcificati. Too much calcium contributes to coronary calcifications and kidney stones. Calcium is best obtained from dairy not from supplements. Only 300mg can be absorbed at once, 8oz milk. Larger doses are not absorbed but wasted . Calcium carb should be taken eith food! Read more...

I ran out of my antacid ulcer medicine so I took some Tums (calcium carbonate) calcium/calcium supplement. Is that bad?

No. Although antacids do not work the same way or as effectively as a prescription medication, Tums (calcium carbonate) can be of minor help while you get your prescription refilled. Make sure you see your doctor to make sure your current regiment is working for you. Read more...
No. Calcium carbonate was the first type of antacid and is safe to take unless your blood calcium is elevated or you have a history of calcium kidney stones. Read more...
Tums (calcium carbonate) Safe, as long as u don't use in excess, your calcium is normal, and your kidney functions are ok. Read more...

Is calcium carbonate a better calcium supplement than calcium citrate?

No. No, the only difference is that the former is better taken with food whereas the latter (calcium citrate) can be taken on an empty stomach. Read more...
Depends. While both are common, some find calcium carbonate more constipating and it may not be as well absorbed. Others can tolerate calcium citrate better and it may be better absorbed. The body only absorbs about 400-500 mg at a time so do not dose all at once. Read more...

What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

Either. Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't need to be taken with meals, but can be more expensive and less "calcium dense" per pill. Read more...

Which is a better calcium supplement: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Why?

Calcium. Not much to choose from. Go to the drug store and look at the several options for calcium. Carefully read the comments on each one and choose the one you think is best for you. Try focusing on the less expensive end. Read more...

If you are getting blood tests to check vitamin levels, and it says "no supplements 24 hours", can you still have Tums (calcium carbonate) if not checking calcium levels?

I guess so. Blood vitamin levels can be very deceptive. You can have normal levels and still be deficient because it is the vitramin content within cells that really counts. Vitamin therapy and basic understanding of its uses is largely in the hands of doctors that practice complementary alternative medicine. Homeopathists, naturopath doctors and cheiropracters are often knowledgeable in this field. Read more...

Is taking CALCIUM CARBONATE supplement contributory to kidney stone formation?

Definitely, yes. It is well documented that Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone disease, if the daily dose is over 2,000mg/day. Read more...