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What is the best calcium supplement for women?

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Saurabh Bajpai
Emergency Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Any

Any sort of calcium supplement is fine.
Citracal is a opopular brand. Viactiv is even chocolate flavored! there are many over the counter options and all are good. Also consider a multivitamin because it will also serve as a supplement for other vitamins.

In brief: Any

Any sort of calcium supplement is fine.
Citracal is a opopular brand. Viactiv is even chocolate flavored! there are many over the counter options and all are good. Also consider a multivitamin because it will also serve as a supplement for other vitamins.
Saurabh Bajpai
Saurabh Bajpai
Answer assisted by Saurabh Bajpai, Medical Student
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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not carbonate

Calcium carbonate is the poorest absorbed form. Opt for a calcium chelate like malate or citrate to ensure better absorption.
Also realize that most of our calcium should come from a whole foods diet. Studies show that women at the highest levels of supplementation have no decrease risk of fractures, and a higher rate of heart disease.

In brief: Not carbonate

Calcium carbonate is the poorest absorbed form. Opt for a calcium chelate like malate or citrate to ensure better absorption.
Also realize that most of our calcium should come from a whole foods diet. Studies show that women at the highest levels of supplementation have no decrease risk of fractures, and a higher rate of heart disease.
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
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