What you tolerate. Most calcium supplements in the market are in the form of carbonate or citrate. For majority of us, either one is ok. You should stick to what you can afford and tolerate in the longer term. Except for patients who are with chronic kidney disease, those with chronic gastrointestinal issues, taking antacids or medication to reduce gastric acidity would be better off taking calcium citrate.
If a person has osteoporosis due to severe vit d deficiency will calcium supplement helps to increase bone density?
Osteoporosis. If your doctor has not recommended calcium along with vitamin D you might need a doctor who knows a bit more about osteoporosis. Together these meds will help control your bone health but you might also need osteoporosis medicine. Please call the International Society for Clinical Densitometry at 860-259-1000. They will point you in the right direction. Read more...