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

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Shellfish allergy

Calcium carbonate (tums) or Calcium Gluconate are safe, but read the bottle for any shellfish components.
Or simply increase your dairy intake...Milk, cheeses, yogurt.

In brief: Shellfish allergy

Calcium carbonate (tums) or Calcium Gluconate are safe, but read the bottle for any shellfish components.
Or simply increase your dairy intake...Milk, cheeses, yogurt.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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