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Can anyone agree on ewhat is the best calcium suppliment? calcium carbonate, vs Calcium Citrate or other kinds
whats the difference between Calcium Citrate, and Calcium carbonate? There are more types of calcium as well including coral calcium, which ones work and which ones do not? They all need vitamins D and K to be effective?
Natalie A
05/19/08
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  Calcium carbonate is used in antacids . It makes you have a lot of gas/belching and the most common side effect is constipation. If you take vit D or eat milk products with calcium carbonate you can give yourself milk alkili syndrome (headache, pee a lot, not hungry, nausea, vomiting, fatigue). So, I don't think I would take that one.
Kristen
05/19/08
Can anyone agree on what is the best calcium supplement? calcium carbonate, vs Calcium Citrate or other kinds?
Whats the difference between Calcium Citrate, and Calcium carbonate? There are more types of calcium as well including coral calcium, which ones work and which ones do not? They all need vitamins D and K to be effective?
Cody
05/19/08
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  If you are short on cash the best is the cheapest. I take a store brand multivitamin for the vitamin D and a store brand generic anti-acid I take the vitamin as directed and the anti-acid two tabs 2x a day. It is about 5x cheaper than a name brand calcium with vitamin D in it. The store brand I generally use is Wal-Marts
Royce Ann M
05/19/08
Calcium in Calcium Carbonate vs Calcium in Calcium Phosphate?
I take daily Calcium supplements of about 1200mgs, and I noticed that sometimes the label on my selected brand says Calcium Carbonate and others Calcium Phosphate.
What is the difference, assuming the same amount is being taken?
Which is easier to digest? and why?
Which is preferable to take in the supplement and is utilized better by the body or does it make any difference at all?
romantic
05/03/08
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  Comparison of calcium absorption rates:

Oxalate is the least absorbable.
Carbonate absorption can be as low as 22%.
Citrate-malate is the most absorbable -- it has been measured at 42%, nearly double that of carbonate.

http://www.foodallergysolutions.com/calcium.html
hecla 1
05/03/08
What is the most absorbable form of calcium? Natural vs non natural source?
I have osteoporosis. I have initially asked here what the best brand of coral calcium is. I got conflicting replies. Someone gave me tips about coral calcium, Intuition tells me indeed that if it's from a once living source such as coral it's better. But then someone said that this too is calcium carbonate. Someone suggested calcium citrate is the best.

Besides, are calcium and magnesium supplements friends or enemies?

At present I'm on calcium carbonate 2mg daily + one monthly vial of vitamin D + Fosamax, the regimen recommended by my doctor.

So what is the best among the three: coral calcium, calcium citrate or my current regimen? Any other suggestion?

Thanks for taking the time to read all this, and possibly respond! Any resources on the web?
odonche
08/07/07
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  1.Calcium Citrate -
Absorption: Calcium is best absorbed in an acidic environment, hence calcium citrate is the best absorbed supplemental form of calcium. It does not require extra stomach acid for absorption, hence we may take it anytime in a day, even on an empty stomach.

Calcium content: Calcium Citrate usually provides less elemental calcium per pill than Calcium Carbonate, therefore one may need to take a relatively more numbers of pills per day to meet the needs.

Pill Size: Calcium Citrate is usually small in capsule form.
If you suffer from acid stomach, it is best to avoid Calcium Citrate.

2.Calcium Carbonate e.g. Tums or Caltrate

Absorption: Calcium Carbonate is alkaline based, it requires extra stomach acid for better absorption, hence it is best taken right after meals or with a glass of acidic juice such as orange juice.

Calcium Content: Calcium Carbonate is the most prevalent calcium supplements in the market . It provides more elemental calcium than Calcium Citrate hence you may not need take as many pills.

Pill Size: Calcium Carbonate usually comes in a bigger tablet, some people may find it harder to swallow.

3.Coral calcium, indeed, is composed of mostly calcium carbonate, just like those you found in Tums or other calcium carbonate supplements from the stores! In addition, in June 2003, the Federal Trade Commission FTC has charged the marketers of Coral Calcium Supreme with making false and unsubstantiated claims about the product's health benefits.

The Dietary Reference Intake DRI for calcium for adults is 1000mg -1300mg depending on age and gender.

Warning: do not consume more than 2500mg of elemental calcium daily.

NATURAL PRESCRIPTION FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

Increase foods containing calcium, including low-fat dairy products. You can add dry, powdered milk to certain recipes -- puddings, meat loafs, muffins, and baked goods-to boost calcium content.

Reduce your protein intake (limit to 6 ounces daily) and your salt intake (avoid the salt shaker and use sparingly in cooking.

Eliminate caffeine, sugar, and alcohol from your diet. Stop smoking

Adopt a program of regular exercise.

TAKE -
Calcium: 1,200 mg of calcium citrate at bedtime.
Magnesium: 400 mg /day.
Boron: 2 mg/day.
Vitamin D: 400 IU /day.
Goldista
08/07/07
Which is better, calcium lactate or calcium carbonate?
I prefer to take calcium lactate which is much cheaper than calcium carbonate. Is there a difference when it comes to absorption?
lucys
09/19/06
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  Calcium carbonate came from ground source. thus is known as metallic minerals. This is what you need to know: "Our body can't absorb metallic minerals unless it is synthesize from plant or the minerals is bind to something in the process". I can't comment on calcium lactate.
Currently, i'm taking a supplement that have a patented fructose compounding to help in absorption. No research or write out that have prove the body's absorption percentage as to compare across the product.
Thanks for allowing me to share.
"ask and you shall receive...answers"
housefather_aug2007
09/19/06
Can you take Calcium carbonate with the birth control pills?
I've read somewhere that Calcium carbonate is an antiacid and that it will affect the effect of the birth control pill? Is this true? Should I take Calcium Citrate instead?

Thank you
Goddess of the Moon
07/03/08
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Is it safe to use water w/ calcium carbonate in a netti pot?
I live in France, and regular tap water contains moderate amounts of calcium carbonate, which is supposedly good for you, but I'm worried about using it in my netti pot. Does anyone know if it's ok to use with a nasal wash?
thanks for your response... I'm not sure it's a negligible amount in France. There's much more in the tap water here than I've ever seen in the U.S. When I boil water there's always a white film on it and lots of white crusty calcium carbonate on the sides of the pot... not sure if it's a good idea to put all that up my nose, but I don't know... maybe that much isn't harmful.
free23
02/01/09
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  The negligible amount of calicium in your netti pot shouldn't be a problem. A lot of people use tap water. Just remember to add the salt.
Danielle D
02/01/09
What chemical compound is the calcium found in milk and dairy in? Is it calcium carbonate like supplements?
I've heard that the calcium in milk is more bioavailable that other forms of calcium and so I was wondering what form it is in. This might be helpful in choosing the best calcium supplement if any contain the same form of calcium.
Greg S
12/02/07
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  The calcium is there as calcium phosphate and calcium casinate, see article below. Calcium carbonate can be added to milk to fortify but has to be very fine to stay in suspension say 90% finer than 2 microns and then not added in great quantities. Calcium casinate and phosphate do dissolve easier in the human gut normally by the action enzymes, where calcium carbonate requires the stomach acid to digest. The enzyme extract gets into the body quicker than the carbonate but both make a good contribution to calcium fortification to prevent osteoporosis.
pildriver69
12/03/07
Calcium carbonate vs. calcium citrate?
Is one better than the other? I was told to take calcium and magnesium for pms. Someone then told me that calcium citrate is better than calcium carbonate. What's the difference??
Amy
12/21/07
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  Calcium citrate is more readily absorbed by your body
Barbara C
12/21/07
Does calcium carbonate lose its value after opening?
Some vitamins and supplements begin to use value once opened. Does a calcium carbonate begin to lose its value after opening?

How long, after opening, is it good for? When should it be tossed?
Sara
09/01/10
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  Calcium carbonate is the compressed mass of dead sea life from millions of years ago (known as chalk). It's been doing nothing for the last few million years so it's going to do nothing during your lifetime either.

Edit: Expiry dates on millions of years old chalk is an obvious marketing scam, sigh......
dave
09/01/10
how does calcium carbonate or bleach react in a fire and what r there medical side effects?
i need to find out all information on calcium carbonate and bleach as it relates to a fire fighter's job such as how does it react in fires, how to treat with it if spilled, side effects, first aid to be given etc. need info asap no later than 02/02/09
Allister C
01/28/09
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  If you can't get what you need from the MSDS then use Google cause the MSDS is designed to have practically everything on chemicals.

Here's an MSDS for calcium carbonate.
http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/C0330.htm

Here's an MSDS for bleach.
http://www.thecloroxcompany.com/products/msds/bleach/cloroxregularbleach0505_.pdf
Brian
01/28/09
intake of calcium carbonate, american ginseng, gingko biloba at once?
does intake of calcium carbonate with magnesium and vitamin d, american ginseng, and gingko biloba at once impair the absorption of one another? im taking the recommended does of each other, but i split it 3 times a day
matdoor1234
01/03/09
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  Calcium, Magnesium and D can be taken at the same time with no ill effect - they do not "inhibit" (the proper term) the absorption of the others. Your intestines have a "dose limiting" property of sorts - they can only absorb so much in any single interval - so you should take no more than 500 mgs of calcium at one time - splitting the doses is a very good idea.

American Ginseng and Gingko should not inhibit each other, however, the effect of each may be additive (in other words, they are "close enough" in certain properties that you might increase the effect of each. I hope that makes sense. What are you taking them for would be my concern - ifs it's for energy/increased circulation, then one would most likely be enough - and in that case, I would chose the Ginko - cheaper, and not an endanged species, more scientific reliability to go by - if its as a tonic - I would go with Panax ginseng before the America - same reasons.

Anyways - you wanna make sure you are not taking too much Gingko - its blood thinning qualities can make it problematic if you take too much, especially if you take aspirin on occassion. Three times a day of most products I know would be pushing that limit for sure. Two is probably plenty.
Tink
01/03/09
What is the best brand of calcium citrate supplement? The one the bones absorbs best?
I'm looking for a brand that's available online.
I have osteoporosis. I want to replace my calcium carbonate with calcium citrate, because it's better absorbed. The ideal supplement would also include vitamin D, I suppose.
odonche
08/14/07
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  You are correct. Citrical with vitamin D is good. You may want to take a separate vitamin D tablet to get that up to 1000 IU daily.
mr.answerman
08/15/07
What is the best brand of calcium citrate? And a combination of calcium + magnesium (for osteoporosis)?
After research on the net and Yahoo questions, and on the basis of the valuable feedback I got from you, the best compromise of price, percentage of elemental calcium, and absorption seems to be calcium citrate (against orotate and ascorbate, too expensive). I read good things about amino acid chelates too.

My bone density is terribly low (65% of my age class, I'm a 40 y old male), and I'm already having a small fracture on the "plateau tibial" that's lingering. So I'm tempted by exceeding the recommended dosage (on which, by the way, my doctors don't seem to agree, ranging between 1 to 2 grams a day). Would increasing the dosage speed up the reconstruction and my overall density? What are the risks of taking too much calcium? Or would the extra calcium just be eliminated?

At the moment I take 1g of calcium carbonate in the morning, 1g in the evening, a monthly vial of vitamin D, and Fosamax.
odonche
08/08/07
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  Dolomite (£3 for 90 tabs)...get it from a health store.. it is natural and easy on the stomach.... an excellent mix of calcium and magnesium in the correct ratio. Turmeric has had some favorable reports.

Make sure your omega 3 and 6 are in the correct ratio. And keep your potassium up (2-4 grams) and drink fluid. As you know exercise and a proper diet is the key.
racs
08/08/07
Can I take Calcium Citrate if I am intolerant to citric acid?
The girl who works in the vitamin department at the store where I bought my vitamins said that "citrate" in the Calcium Citrate just means that the calcium came from a plant source unlike Calcium Carbonate. She said that a citric acid "allergy" shouldn't be a problem. I looked it up, and citrate is the "salt or ester of citric acid". Will I have the problems taking it as I do when I eat something containing citric acid? Thanks!
SuzieQ92
07/07/07
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  Your vitamin girl is a moron. They put the calcium together with citric acid because it is a well absorbed form of calcium. You will be getting a heaping dose of citric acid if you take it, and YES you will react to it. I have known of other people who could not take it. Try some other form of calcium like calcium lactate.
mr.answerman
07/07/07
can I find calcium carbonate at the pharmacy? How is it supplied, and what is a name I can purchase it under?
Where can I find calcium bicarbonate? Is it a a product I can purchase in the pharmacy, and under what name would I tell them other than chalk or calcium bicarbonate? Please help asap trying to do a science project for some children.
Dianna Darlin
04/17/11
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Is calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide can really bleach the skin?
armyleen r
11/01/07
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  where have you got the message
mike w
11/01/07
is b6 naturally occurring or added? please help?
is b6 (PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE) a naturally occurring ingredient? how can you tell?




INGREDIENTS: WHOLE GRAIN OATS, MARSHMALLOWS (SUGAR, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, CORN SYRUP, DEXTROSE, GELATIN, CALCIUM CARBONATE, YELLOW 5&6, BLUE 1, RED 40, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), SUGAR, OAT FLOUR, CORN SYRUP, CORN STARCH, SALT, CALCIUM CARBONATE, TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE, COLOR ADDED, ZINC AND IRON (MINTERAL NUTRIENTS), VITAMIN C (SODIUM ASCORBATE), A B VITAMIN (NIACINAMIDE), ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE), VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN), VITAMIN B1 (THIAMIN MONONITRATE), VITAMIN A (PALMITATE), A B VITAMIN (FOLIC ACID), VITAMIN B12, VITAMIN D, VITAMIN E (MIXED TOCOPHEROLS) ADDED TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS.
:p
01/30/11
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How much calcium does someone taking 40 MG of prednisone a day probably need?
How much calcium loss does 40 MG of prednisone a day attribute to, and how much calcium each day would probably make up for the prednisone's effect on the calcium and bones ?
If that person is eating things with calcium and it all adds up to about 500% of the dailiy recomended amount of calcium ?
Labrythn
08/18/09
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  My doctor recommends 1800mg with vitamin D
francisx132
08/18/09
Osteoporosis: would doing any of these things be counterproductive?
My wife's grandmother and mother have been diagnosed with ostepporosis and pre-osteoporosis. I encourage my wife to do adopt habits that I think would strengthen her bones and fortify her bone mass. But I don't even really know what actually takes place during osteoporosis. I was just guessing. Does anyone know what osteoporosis is? And will the following behaviors help?

-Supplementing her calcium by eating: dark greens that contain calcium, calcium carbonate (Tums or Rolaids), calcium citrate, orange juice with calcium.
-Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated.
-Supplementing her iron by eating: meat and red apples, bone marrow and soft bones.
-Improving her blood circulation by: exercising regularly to sweat, taking warm baths to sleep, consuming caffeine to compliment drugs when sick.
-Possibly taking martial arts training that builds bone mass by striking and breaking boards.

Is all of this helpful? Is any of this harmful?
willeum
03/05/07
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  Osteoporosis is a breakdown in bone density. Basically it makes the bones go from being being fairly solid to like a sponge. Some of the worts areas of the body for getting osteoporosis are the vertebrae, the head of the femur (thighbone), and the thin bones of the forearm and shin (radius and ulna in the arm, fibula in the shin).

Most of what you listed would be helpful, but I wouldn't be so encouraging of martial arts specifically. Any form of exercise that is "weight bearing" will help. Things like bike riding and swimming are NOT weight bearing, so don't help a whole lot. Walking is, as always, the best thing.

If your wife hasn't already had it done she should get a bone density scan pronto. Even without the family history the scan should be done for the first time at 35, just like a first mammogram.
gryffindorgrad91
03/05/07
Is this calcium supplement safe for breastfeeding mothers?
Each caplet contains 650mg of elemental calcium from carbonate,citrate,fumarate,malate,succinate and glutamate. It also contains cellulose,croscarmellose sodium, purified stearic acid,silicon dioxide,vegetable magnesium stearate, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol and carnauba wax.

It is manufactured by Jamieson Laboratories of Toronto Canada. I had a hard time browsing their website for answers so I just submitted my question here. Your answers would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
mt1681
07/04/08
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  i personally would not put anything artifical in me esecialy during breastfeeding your best bet is to ask a doctor
military and veteran advocate
07/04/08
What is a healthy alternative to ALL-BRAN cereal?
Wheat bran, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, malt flavoring, calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C), reduced iron, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin, (vitamin B2), folic acid, thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1), vitamin A palmitate, vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
ok
11/09/09
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  I highly recommend ground flax seed for health benefits (naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, Omega3 fats) & fiber. Most cereals are "fortified" with artificial chemically produced vitamins which may or may not be bioavailable in the body.

Ground flax seed (2-4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 minutes. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

Flax seed - 3.5oz - 534 cal - 27g fiber 109%DV - 65% calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) for 2gram carb & 26% DV Calcium - 64% Phosphorus - 29% Zinc - 61% Copper - 124% Manganese - 36% Selenium - 98% Magnesium - 32% Iron - 110% Thiamin - 9% B2 Riboflavin - 15% B3 Niacin - 24% Vit.B6 - 22% Folate - 10% Vit.B5.

Chia seeds - 3.5 oz is nearly 500 calories, half calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) 38g fiber 151%DV & 16grams of COMPLETE protein for 6grams carbs & 63% DV Calcium - 95% Phosphorus - 23% Zinc - 9% Copper - 108% Manganese.

Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream and added water during induction) & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

Peanut butter is an excellent food. I would assume Natural Skippy peanut butter wouldn't include added sugars or transfats. Make sure if you eat it with bread that you use only whole grain bread (preferably toasted)

1 cup oats (not instant)
2 tbspoons all natural Peanut butter
1 cut up banana
cook the oats, mix in PB + banana

Brazil Nuts- 3.5oz - 656 cal - 85% calories from fat for 4gram carb & 16% DV Calcium - 73% Phosphorus - 27% Zinc - 87% Copper - 61% Manganese - 2739% Selenium - 94% Magnesium - 13% Iron - 41% Thiamin - 2% B2 Riboflavin - 1% B3 Niacin - 5% Vit.B6 - 5% Folate - 2% Vit.B5.- 29% Vit.E

Almonds- 3.5oz - 575 cal - 72% calories from fat for 10gram carb & 26% DV Calcium - 48% Phosphorus - 21% Zinc - 50% Copper - 114% Manganese - 4% Selenium - 67% Magnesium - 21% Iron - 14% Thiamin - 60% B2 Riboflavin - 17% B3 Niacin - 7% Vit.B6 - 12% Folate - 5% Vit.B5.- 131% Vit.E - Potassium 20%

Raw nuts are living and full of the energy of life and should be capable of building a tree. Roasted nuts are dead & they may still provide some nutrients, but none can compare to the nutrients and enzymes from a live food.

Unfortunately, raw does not necessarily mean living.

For example - Commercially sold almonds are now required to be pasteurized turning a live food into a dead one. You can not sprout an almond that has been irradiated. I buy my almonds direct from growers off ebay. I get 20# for less than $3# including shipping.

April 6, 2007 - Small-scale farmers, retailers, and consumers are outraged over a new federal regulation that will require all almonds grown in California to be sterilized with various “pasteurization” techniques. The rule, which the USDA quietly developed in response to outbreaks of Salmonella in 2001 and 2004, traced to raw almonds, mandates that all almonds undergo a sterilization process that includes chemical and/or high-temperature treatments.

The only exemption to these new regulations will be ... small-scale growers who can sell truly raw almonds but only direct to the public
Cindy in Texas
11/09/09
What do you think of these ingredients for a Pure Protein bar?
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Whey Protein Isolate), Coating (Maltitol, Fractioned Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Calcium Carbonate, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors, Sucralose) Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Cocoa Powder, Water, Milk Protein Isolate, Milk Chocolate Drops (Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor), Maltitol Syrup, Peanut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Ascorbic Acid, d-Alpha Tocopheral Acetate, Niacinamide, Tricalcium Phosphate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Gluconate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocobalamin), Sucralose, Almond Butter, Wheat Germ, Soy Lecithin.
Are there any bad ingredients in this bar? Please let me know. It also has 180 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 15mg of cholesterol, 75mg of sodium, 17g of carbs, 2g of sugar, 4g of sugar alcohol, and 20g of protein. Thanks!

10/03/10
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  As far as bad ingredients are concerned you might want to consult a professional, like a dietitian for example. 180 calories is a bit high, 4g of fat is acceptable, 75mg of sodium is HIGH, 17g of carbs is slightly high, 2g of sugar is good, alcohol is never good, and 20g of protein is GREAT.

10/03/10
What do you think of these ingredients for a Pure Protein bar?
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Whey Protein Isolate), Coating (Maltitol, Fractioned Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Calcium Carbonate, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors, Sucralose) Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Cocoa Powder, Water, Milk Protein Isolate, Milk Chocolate Drops (Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor), Maltitol Syrup, Peanut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Ascorbic Acid, d-Alpha Tocopheral Acetate, Niacinamide, Tricalcium Phosphate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Gluconate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocobalamin), Sucralose, Almond Butter, Wheat Germ, Soy Lecithin.
Are there any bad ingredients in this bar? Please let me know. It also has 180 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 15mg of cholesterol, 75mg of sodium, 17g of carbs, 2g of sugar, 4g of sugar alcohol, and 20g of protein. Thanks!
Jman
10/03/10
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  As far as bad ingredients are concerned you might want to consult a professional, like a dietitian for example. 180 calories is a bit high, 4g of fat is acceptable, 75mg of sodium is HIGH, 17g of carbs is slightly high, 2g of sugar is good, alcohol is never good, and 20g of protein is GREAT.
Glenn Curtis
10/03/10
Pharm Help !!a old women has fatigue lathargy and comfunsion. She has a h/o diabetes mellitus and hypertension?
her lethargy is increasing and her urine output is decreasing. why would the md order the following med. i have to know the reason for each
folic acid
ferrous sulfate
epogen renagel
calcium carbonate
jessie0420
06/16/09
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  Kidney failure (casued by the diabetes) will cause the lethargy, confusion, and reduced urine output. Renagel is a medication to help treat kidney disease. Kidney disease ALSO causes anemia. Ferrous Sulfate would seems to be an iron supplement to help fight anemia.

It may ALSO be that the patient is experiencing Ketoacidosis. This is where the buildup of Ketones (caused by badly uncontrolled diabetes) causes the blood to turn acidic. Calcium Carbonate would seem to be an "anti-acid" to help reduce blood acidity.

Don't know about Folic Acid in this cae.
Gary B
06/16/09
Can calcium supplements be taken in conjunction with others?
I heard once that calcium will block the absorption of other key nutrients if they are taken after te same meal. Is this true? I usually like to split my supplements (like multi) up and take them throughout the day. A full calcium citrate supplement is taken in three pills, so I'm trying to figure out how to get an adequate amount of calcium every day.
Nathan H
11/03/08
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  I do, but then the brand I take is organic with a 2:1 ratio of Calcium to Magnesium (which the former needs in order to absorb properly), so there's no question of any block or interference.
kiwee@y7mail.com
11/04/08
pure protein bar nutrition facts and ingredients. good or bad?
also, what are sugar alcohols? are they good or bad?


Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar (78 g)
Servings Per Container: 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories 270
Calories from Fat 60

Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 25 mg

Sodium 220 mg

Total Carbohydrate 26 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 0 g
Sugar Alcohol 11 g

Protein 32 g

Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 35%
Iron 15%
Vitamin E 30%
Thiamin 35%
Riboflavin 35%
Niacin 30%
Vitamin B6 35%
Folic Acid 30%
Vitamin B12 30%
Biotin 30%
Pantothenic Acid 35%
Phosphorus 10%
Iodine 30%
Zinc 35%
Copper 50%

Ingredients:
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Collagen), Coating (Maltitol, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Cocoa [processed with alkali], Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Soy Lecithin, Sucralose), Glycerin, Cocoa Powder, Water, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (Lactitol, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla, Acesulfame K), Maltitol Syrup, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Ascorbic Acid, Tricalcium Phosphate, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Copper Gluconate, Calcium D-Pantothenate, Retinyl Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocobalamin), Sucralose.
Jessica
08/04/10
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  Sugar alcohols are just another type of artificial sweetener. They're better than sugars, but still not good.

Those bars have way too many artificial ingredients. They aren't all that great for you, but if you have nothing else, they are good to bring when you can't eat anything real.
Birdman
08/04/10
pure protein bar nutrition facts and ingredients. good or bad?
also, what are sugar alcohols? are they good or bad?


Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar (78 g)
Servings Per Container: 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories 270
Calories from Fat 60

Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 25 mg

Sodium 220 mg

Total Carbohydrate 26 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 0 g
Sugar Alcohol 11 g

Protein 32 g

Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 35%
Iron 15%
Vitamin E 30%
Thiamin 35%
Riboflavin 35%
Niacin 30%
Vitamin B6 35%
Folic Acid 30%
Vitamin B12 30%
Biotin 30%
Pantothenic Acid 35%
Phosphorus 10%
Iodine 30%
Zinc 35%
Copper 50%

Ingredients:
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Collagen), Coating (Maltitol, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Cocoa [processed with alkali], Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Soy Lecithin, Sucralose), Glycerin, Cocoa Powder, Water, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (Lactitol, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla, Acesulfame K), Maltitol Syrup, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Ascorbic Acid, Tricalcium Phosphate, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Copper Gluconate, Calcium D-Pantothenate, Retinyl Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocobalamin), Sucralose.

08/04/10
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  Sugar alcohols are just another type of artificial sweetener. They're better than sugars, but still not good.

Those bars have way too many artificial ingredients. They aren't all that great for you, but if you have nothing else, they are good to bring when you can't eat anything real.
Birdman
08/04/10
Hyperkalemia - Calcium Resonium - OTC drugs?
Hi, I need Calcium Resonium to control my potassium level. I saw Calcium Resonium (Calcium polysterene sulfonate) on canadian online drugstore but still expensive. Is there any Calcium Resonium available over the counter in USA? Is there any alternative? I can's use Sodium polystyrene sulfonate because I have to cut back on sodium as well.

Please help and thank you.
coza b
11/20/07
Reply
  No, it is not available OTC. There is no alternative.
Opus
11/20/07
I have had acid indigestion for 2 weeks what could be causing this?
I don't know why I have been getting indigestion for 2 weeks, I've never had it before. I have been taking a antacid containing calcium carbonate, it seems to relieve symptoms for a few hours then it comes back. What could I do to fix this problem? And what could be causing it?
me
09/16/09
Reply
  Yes, it sounds like you have gastroesophageal reflux disease which is an extremely common condition, which is caused by your stomach contents refluxing into your esophagus and cause irritation. There are many things that can predispose you to GERD, such as obesity, pregnancy, medications, high fatty foods, certain other foods, alcohol etc. The good thing is that it is an easily treated condition.

Antacids like Calcium Carbonate can be effective but only temporarily. The are great for patients who have symptoms rarely. Since you are having symptoms frequently, then you probably need some acid suppression. There are two groups of agents that reduce stomach acid production and these are the H2 blockers and the PPIs. H2 blockers include Famotidine (Pepcid), Ranitidine (Zantac) and several others. These agents are good at suppressing stomach acid production, have few side effects, but may lose their effect over time. The PPIs are the proton pump inhibitors that also inhibit acid production and are thought by some to be superior to the H2 blockers (although there is no data to support that they are better for GERD). PPIs include over the counter Omeprazole (Prilosec) and many others that are available only by prescription. These agents should be taken daily, have few side effects and may take a little bit of time before the effect develops. In your case I would recommend starting with an H2 blocker every day scheduled for a few weeks. These agents are available over the counter and cheaper than the PPIs.

Medications are effective for GERD but I think it is also important to make some lifestyle modifications to try to reduce it. These include not eating within 2 hours of bed or lying down, elevating the head of your bed to at least 30 degrees when you are sleeping, weight loss if you are overweight, and eat small frequent meals. Things to avoid: Alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, coffee, chocolate, fatty foods, tomatoe, soda or citrus juices. Sometimes medications can also be associated with GERD and you would want to review this with your doctor. I hope this helps you.
Agnodice
09/16/09
My daughter had a severe case of hives after eating two generic antacids. Which ingredient is the culprit?
The ingredients are, calcium carbonate, adpic acid, blue 1, corn starch, crospovidone, dextrose, flavors, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, red 40, sucrose, and talc. Does anyone know which ingredient is most likely to cause allergy?
Sharon
03/21/10
Reply
  Could be anything. I have a friend who's allergic to red dyes, but anyone could be allergic to any of those. If I had to guess then I would guess the active ingredient. I would avoid that type of antacid from now on.
Ta1988
03/21/10
I have been taking lithium carbonate for almost 11 years now and have had ALOT of tooth decay. Is this due to?
the lithium carbonate? What reaction does it have to teeth that causes the decay?
Dave Bello
05/29/09
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What is the best calcium to magnesium ratio in a supplement?
Also, what are the best non-dairy, non-soy food choices that are high in calcium? Is there a chart where you can find the amounts of calcium in foods listed? I found most, if not all the websites I checked primarily recommended soy products, which I'm allergic to.
tobey
05/13/09
Reply
  Amino acid chelated magnesium and calcium in perfect balance is the preferred form ie ~ two parts calcium to one part magnesium .... the best non dairy non soy food choices that are high in both calcium and magnesium are leafy and green vegies like broccolli, kale, chard, celery, buk choy, organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds, fresh fish like salmon, sardines, tuna ....... organic loose leaf nettle tea is rich in calcium and easily assimilated too ..... only organic will do though as the commercial and tea bag varieties have been pulverised and chemically processed and could never possibly be of any therapeutic benefit....... i drink about 3 cups of nettle daily........ soothes my frazzled nerves....... ;0)

peace baby
Minx
05/13/09
Multi-mineral supplement. How does it work?
Okay,
I tried finding it online but I cannot!
I take a:
Calcium Carbonate (333 mg)
Magnesium Oxide (133 mg)
Zinc Oxide (5 mg)
Copper Oxide (334 mg)

I take a supplement which combines all the above minerals 3 times a day, but i can't find any info on how it works, or why these minerals work so well together. All I know is i feel tons better while i take this supplement
cartejacob
04/27/08
Reply
  Well calcium and magnesium are important for healthy muscle contraction and relaxation, zinc is necessary for a healthy immune system, and copper is important for red blood cell formation. Those are probably the mechanisms that explain why you are feeling better from taking minerals. Hope that is what you were wondering about!
Natural Helper
04/27/08
Is it alright to take calcium carbonate to supplement a maximum dosage of Pepcid?
Under doctor's orders, I'm taking 2 Pepcid a day to treat abdominal pain -- and it works, but a few hours after the dose I sometimes get more pain. Is it alright to take Rolaids/Tums a couple times a day to supplement these? Hopefully this will only last a couple weeks total.
Pareidolon 6,o
02/28/11
Reply
  no don't take that crap.
If it's for stomach acidity problems like acid reflux, almost always you actually need more hydrochloric acid. Sure pepcid and calcium tablets will help for the moment but it's actually just making everything worse.

Try finding hcl tablets.

Research it, it's very true, and hcl can help with the real problem. Actually low hydrochloric acid is most likely caused from your diet. So I guess your diet would be the real problem. Your stomach NEEDS high acidity to digest foods and kill bacteria. If you are using anti acid blockers, worse digestion problems will arise.

Well to your actual question, I don't know for sure, but I think it would be fine. I actually saw on food busters they used plain baking soda to lower stomach acid, and it worked just as well as using tums
euphoric(k)
03/01/11
Calcium Supplements?
I am completely lactose intolerant and am in need of calcium supplements. Can anyone recommend a good one? Should I just take regular calcium pills?
Jen-Jen
08/16/07
Reply
  any calcium supplements will be good to take. but make sure you take it either with vitamin d or vitamin d is in the supplement. The D helps your body to absorb the calcium and be more beneficial. Talk to you doctor or your pharmacist.
lynda
08/16/07
How long do you take lithium carbonate?
I live in northern Thailand, away from proper healthcare. I'm on lithium carbonate now. Our local psychiatric hospital would be considered a breach in human rights and the doctors arent that good or care too much about me. English skills are non-existent. so i'm curious, how long do i have to take it? can i stop at some point?
World of Suffering
12/15/07
Reply
  if you were given lithium for bipolar disorder then you will need to take the meds for the rest of your life ( not necessarily Lithium but this med does seem to work the best) stopping your medicines is inadvisable as it may and probably will send you out of control. keep hoping for a medical breakthru(thats what i am doing)
butterfly02012001
12/15/07
difference between calcium gluconate and calcium chloride?
whats the difference between calcium gluconate and calcium chloride, for body hydration.Whats their indication. and what would be the side effect if the treatment is interchanged with one to another
tekya
04/16/10
Reply
  Calcium chloride is versus to calcium gluconate
Maria S
04/16/10
Is it safe to take expired Lithium Carbonate pills?
And when does Lithium Carbonate expire?

I'm bipolar and in need of medication but I can't get into see a psychiatrist for 3 weeks. I really need medication soon. I found some left over lithium from July '08. Is it safe to take that in the meantime?
drumsetdevil
02/23/11
Reply
  With Lithium I am not sure, call the pharmacy who filled the rx and and speak with a pharmacist. They can answer your question.
kaitlyn
02/23/11
Does Lithium Carbonate cause a Parkinson's favoring to one side and by ceasing the medication will it go away?
Have Parkinson's symptoms and take lithium carbonate. These symptoms started about three months ago and I have been taking lithium for many years. Just have an idea this is the cause.
Bob
10/15/09
Reply
  It is not surprising that the lithium carbonate (Eskalith - Carbolith, in Canada) is causing parkinsonian symptoms. In order to counteract the manic stages, this medication often causes opposite reactions.

Some of the PD-like symptoms include muscle weakness, drowsiness, lack of coordination, tremor twitching, urinary frequency, dystonia, blurred vision, nystagmus, slowed cognitive function, cogwheel rigidity, sexual dysfunction among others.

Because you have been taking lithium carbonate for several years, you should discuss this with your doctor. You can request that your serum lithium concentration levels be checked, The symptoms usually occur at the higher concentrations although tremor has been known to occur at lower levels.

http://www.bipolarworld.net/Medications/Mood%20Stabilizers/meds6.htm

I just found this abstract (hope the link works) which you should probably read - it isn't complete but it does support getting tested.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B8CWJ-4KWCS4T-7&_user=10&_origUdi=B6T70-47VXBRY-F&_fmt=high&_coverDate=12%2F31%2F1998&_rdoc=1&_orig=article&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=769508b85ea0ef7a7cff085c08750a37

It could be that you will need to reduce your dosage although in some cases stopping the medication (for a while at least) is recommended.

As a matter of fact, if the lithium carbonate is not causing the symptoms, it will be much easier for a neurologist to begin diagnosing the problem. You might want to keep a journal of the exact symptoms, when they occur for discussion with your doctor.

Best wishes
Mags
10/17/09
Where can I purchase LITHIUM CARBONATE in powder form?
I need to know where I can buy lithium carbonate powder, i want to take it as a supplement ?
I need to know where I can buy lithium carbonate powder, i want to take it as a supplement ?
Z.pauly
10/11/09
Reply
  Lithium Carbonate can't be used as a supplement, what you are referring to is Lithium Orotate. You don't want to take the wrong one. Lithium Orotate is the one that can be used a dietry supplement.

http://www.herbspro.com/64399/LithiumOrotate.htm
Crue-K
10/11/09
If you take Calcium supplements daily, can your body ever become immune to it like you would a medicine?
As the question implies, if this were true should i take it in monthly cycles?

Does calcium supplements act the same way as medication and after a while your body relies on this rich calcium diet?
value_packs
01/22/09
Reply
  Your body doesn't become to nutrients & minerals no matter what form, however as you age your body loses the ability to absorb them as well as your younger years which is why calcium supplements are so prevalent among senior citizens

01/22/09
what is the best way to treat a jellyfish sting? please help!?
i have a small chem set that includes:
Sodium Bisulfate
Sodium Carbonate
Potassium Hexacyanoferrate(II)
Calcium Hydroxide
Ammonium Iron(III) Sulfate
Ammonium Chloride
Copper(II) Sulfate

any of these work??? im thinking of mixing the ammonium chloride with the sodium bisulfate, recommended by a friend, please help its been hurting the whole day
Patty Calhoun
07/29/09
Reply
  Sounds really weird, but I have heard urine helps with the burn, you might search to see if that is true or not
jennifer
07/29/09
What Dietary and Muscle Building supplements am I allowed to take with lithium carbonate and Abilify.?
I take 900 MG of lithium carbonate a day, 20 MG of Abilify and 30 MG of Metadate. Metadate is for ADHD.

I was wondering, however, if there is anything in paticular that I should avoid taking or be recommended to take.

I'm looking to get a pre work out supplement/shake and also a post work out thing as well.

Thanks!
Brad J
09/18/10
Reply
What caused my allergic reaction?
I think it was a south beach diet on the go drink packet. But i have never had an allergic reaction before until now. What could have been in it that i have never had before that could cause a reaction? The ingredients are inulin, whey protein isolate, citric acid, aspartame, maltodextrin, Lessthan 2% of natural flavor, soy lecithin, calcium carbonate, sodium and potassium bicarbonate, magnesium oxide, silicon dioxide, dimethylpolysiloxane, Red 40.
The reaction started making my arms and legs turn red and start itching.
Please help
12/22/08
Reply
  There is no way to answer this for you because unless you are skin tested for each of these chemicals individually, there is no way of knowing what caused the problem. For any allergic reaction, benadryl is the drug of choice for 2-3 days until all of the symptoms are gone. And, avoiding the product that gave you the hives in the first place.
J B
12/22/08
Effects of Breathing Sodium Carbonate?
what are the effects of breathing in Sodium Carbonate (soda ash)?
Im using it for mixing procion dyes...
blitzfreeeze
06/03/08
Reply
  depends what was added before you cooked & smoked it
Sissy Space-Sick
06/03/08
Calcium..............?????
Ok.... Now I have to do a term paper of a topic of my choice and I chose "Does Calcium really affect your bones?" and I need some information on Calium and Bones and other stuff about how calcium affects your bones and stuff like that.




I need to at least get the 1st draft done by this friday 3/30/07.
Erin G. 123
03/26/07
Reply
  There is this thing called "Google" and it is remarkable in that it will help answer this for you.

Then of course there is that foreign, scary place called the library, you could try there too.

I hope I never hire someone who is unable to even find their own information.
Gem
03/26/07
Is it true antacids are worthless as calcium supplements?
My patho teacher told us that in order to absorb calcium the stomach pH needs to be low, therefore Tums, etc which raise the gastric pH are fine as antacids but completely worthless as calcium supplements. If so, a LOT of people have been snowed by advertising. Physiologists? Dieticians? What do you think?
crow_326
06/25/08
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What kind of side effects do growth supplements have?
If someone were to take supplementary pills to induce the release of HGH, what kind of side-effects might there be? Some of the ingredients include:
L-Arginine Base
L-Ornithine HCL
Silicon Dioxide
Magnesium Stearate
Elemental calcium (carbonate) (from oyster shells)
Elemental magnesium (from oxide)
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)
Elemental zinc (from gluconate)
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)
BZEK
07/25/11
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Do Calcium with vitamin D supplements increase heart attacks?
That British study came out today saying that taking calcium supplements (without vitamin D in them) increases heart attack risk by 30%. My parents take a once a day supplement with 850 mg Calcium and 1000 IU Vitamin D. Do I need to warn them? thanks
zizou
07/31/10
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Which is better? Sodium Ascorbate or Calcium Ascorbate?
I heard that taking sodium ascorbate is bad for you because it will make kidney stones, and it is better to take calcium ascorbate. Is this true? Can you also recommend a good brand/name for calcium ascorbate?
nameless
08/06/09
Reply
  SODIUM ASCORBATE CRYSTALS are used to avoid the acidity of ascorbic acid by sensitive persons. Many like the slightly salty taste as a substitute for table salt. Its sodium content (131 mg per gram of C) may be objectionable to those with hypertension or water retention problems. But this form is used in intravenous drips where dozens of grams/day of sodium don’t seem to be a problem. Recent research indicates that only sodium chloride (table salt) may be the culprit. Anyway, sodium is a necessary ingredient for the body and a sodium-free diet is not recommended. Sodium ascorbate can be added to many foods such as milk and soup without affecting taste. It’s also used as a sugar-free, additive- free, substitute for toothpaste (brush and swallow) for double use of your sodium ascorbate crystals (never use ascorbic ACID on teeth). Since sodium ascorbate is usually used for vitamin C megadoses, we don’t offer a tablet form since a large excipient intake would result.

CALCIUM ASCORBATE CRYSTALS are preferred, despite the bitter taste, as the best source of easily absorbable calcium, as well as vitamin C. It contains NO sodium AND is NON-acid. It is also a good toothpaste substitute, leaving a refreshing and astringent feeling in the mouth (see previous paragraph). Calcium ascorbate should NOT be your sole source of megadose C or a calcium overload may result. About 10 grams per day will supply the RDA (1 gram) of calcium for an adult.

Sorry, I can't make any brand recommendation.
I'm with Stupid
08/11/09
What types of calcium and nutrition to grow taller?
Ok i havent hit my spurt yet but if im drinking like 8-10 glasses of milk a day is it enough calcium ?. and if i dont drink soda and just milk will i have a better chance of getting taller? lastly i keep getting "you need nutrition" is that true and if it is where can i get nutrition?? do i even need calcium and nutrition?
Alexander
07/01/11
Reply
  You are getting enough calcium.

To reach your potential height you need adequate sleep (from 8-10 hours per night), adequate calories and a normal healthy diet.

Plenty of protein from eggs, meat, poultry, sea food and dairy products helps as well as calcium from milk, cheese and other dairy products. You also need plenty of zinc from red meat, oysters, mussels, nuts and seeds and zinc fortified cereals such as Weetbix.

Exercise does not help your height growth.

Girls usually stop growing at 15 but the absolute deadline is 21.

Boys usually stop growing at 18 but the absolute deadline is 25.

Smoking can reduce your potential height by a whole inch.

Under eating and under sleeping can, to some extent, stunt your height growth.

You can see further tips in a web search for "how to grow taller naturally".
Susan Yarrawonga
07/01/11
Whats the difference between calcium/vitamin D supplements and drinking milk?
How is drinking actual milk better than just taking calcium and vitamin D supplements. Milk is just 35% calcium daily while my supplements are 100% calcium daily in addition to 125% magnesium and 100% zinc. Is there something in milk that I'm am not getting in supplements except fat because that is the only thing I see.
Flawlesssss
08/22/10
Reply
  Your body will absorb the calcium in milk more readily than from a supplement...any time you can get your nutrients naturally from foods, you're better off than taking them in a separate supplement which your body may or may not absorb well...much of what we consume in supplements gets passed through our system and wasted...
BabeHart
08/22/10
How do you get extra calcium in your system?
I am 14 years old and I am lactose in tolerant which means I cant drink milk. I drink soy milk but that is not enough calcium for my body. Lately my whole body has beem aching fo no reason and it has continued for 3 weeks. I have noticed bones cracking and aching and it hurts a lot. I need calcium pronto. ASAP! Can anyone recommend pills or a non dairy food that can help?
LoveMe Tender
10/29/08
Reply
  Calcium rich foods:
* Salmon
* Tofu
* Rhubarb
* Sardines
* Collard greens
* Spinach
* Turnip greens
* Okra
* White beans
* Baked beans
* Broccoli
* Peas
* Brussel sprouts
* Sesame seeds
* Bok choy
* Almonds

You can also get foods that are calcium enriched (artificially) like Orange juice for example or take multi vitamins
. .
10/29/08
do these vitamins help with acne and acne scars?
the pills are called. "Daily essentials for women" they have -daily multi vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant. lol but i'm a guy. and i'm 16.

they have all this.....Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene) 7,500 IU 150%
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate) 300 mg 500%
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 300 IU 75%
Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 100 IU 333%
Vitamin K 80 mcg 100%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Mononitrate) 50 mg 3333%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 50 mg 2941%
Niacinamide 50 mg 250%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 50 mg 2500%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 50 mcg 833%
Biotin 300 mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (Calcium d-Pantothenate) 50 mg 500%
Calcium (Carbonate, Phosphate, Ascorbate) 200 mg 20%
Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 150 mcg 100%
Magnesium (Oxide) 100 mg 25%
Zinc (Oxide) 25 mg 167%
Selenium (L-Selenomethionine) 200 mcg 286%
Copper (Gluconate) 2 mg 100%
Manganese (Sulfate) 2 mg 100%
Chromium (Polynicotinate) 120 mcg 100%
Molybdenum (Sodium Molybdate) 75 mcg 100%


Herbal Energy Blend 425 mg †
Peppermint leaf, Rhodiola rosea root, Eleuthero Bioflavonoids 100 mg †
Amino Acid Complex 80 mg †
L-Methionine, L-Glutamine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Taurine Alpha Lipoic Acid 25 mg †
Green Tea Leaf Extract 10 mg †
Choline (Bitartrate) 10 mg †
Inositol 10 mg †
Silica (Silicon Dioxide) 4 mg †
Boron (Citrate) 2 mg †
Lutein 950 mcg †
Lycopene 950 mcg †
Astaxanthin 50 mcg †
Zeaxanthin 50 mcg †
Vanadium (Amino Acid Chelate) 10 mcg †

† %Daily Value not established

Other ingredients: Xanthan gum, sorbitol, stearic acid (vegetable source), magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Javier
05/16/09
Reply
  no. they will not. vitamin e topically helps diminish the appearance of deep scars but used on the face it can make acne worse. you need to exfoliate and see a dermatologist for either retin a (retin a micro if you have sensitive skin) or duac. i prefer duac cause it doesn't make you sun sensitive and helps lighten acne scars while gently making your skin peel them off. where as retin a or other trentonoids drastically make you peel which can cause redness and dry itchy skin.
tiny_lil_hottie
05/16/09
do these vitamins help with acne and acne scars?
the pills are called. "Daily essentials for women" they have -daily multi vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant. lol but i'm a guy. and i'm 16.

they have all this.....Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene) 7,500 IU 150%
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate) 300 mg 500%
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 300 IU 75%
Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 100 IU 333%
Vitamin K 80 mcg 100%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Mononitrate) 50 mg 3333%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 50 mg 2941%
Niacinamide 50 mg 250%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 50 mg 2500%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 50 mcg 833%
Biotin 300 mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (Calcium d-Pantothenate) 50 mg 500%
Calcium (Carbonate, Phosphate, Ascorbate) 200 mg 20%
Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 150 mcg 100%
Magnesium (Oxide) 100 mg 25%
Zinc (Oxide) 25 mg 167%
Selenium (L-Selenomethionine) 200 mcg 286%
Copper (Gluconate) 2 mg 100%
Manganese (Sulfate) 2 mg 100%
Chromium (Polynicotinate) 120 mcg 100%
Molybdenum (Sodium Molybdate) 75 mcg 100%


Herbal Energy Blend 425 mg †
Peppermint leaf, Rhodiola rosea root, Eleuthero Bioflavonoids 100 mg †
Amino Acid Complex 80 mg †
L-Methionine, L-Glutamine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Taurine Alpha Lipoic Acid 25 mg †
Green Tea Leaf Extract 10 mg †
Choline (Bitartrate) 10 mg †
Inositol 10 mg †
Silica (Silicon Dioxide) 4 mg †
Boron (Citrate) 2 mg †
Lutein 950 mcg †
Lycopene 950 mcg †
Astaxanthin 50 mcg †
Zeaxanthin 50 mcg †
Vanadium (Amino Acid Chelate) 10 mcg †

† %Daily Value not established

Other ingredients: Xanthan gum, sorbitol, stearic acid (vegetable source), magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

05/16/09
Reply
  no. they will not. vitamin e topically helps diminish the appearance of deep scars but used on the face it can make acne worse. you need to exfoliate and see a dermatologist for either retin a (retin a micro if you have sensitive skin) or duac. i prefer duac cause it doesn't make you sun sensitive and helps lighten acne scars while gently making your skin peel them off. where as retin a or other trentonoids drastically make you peel which can cause redness and dry itchy skin.
tiny_lil_hottie
05/16/09
Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin D while on The Pill?
I am currently taking Yaz (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) for birth control and to treat PMDD. I've been taking it for almost eight months and thus far, I've had no unpleasant side effects.

I want to start taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, but I'm uncertain as to how much might be too much. Can anyone tell me if the effectiveness of birth control in general, or Yaz in particular, is affected by calcium or vitamin D?

Thanks!
macphisto1126
06/14/09
Reply
  think of it this way; can you drink milk while taking Yaz? Milk has both calcium and vitamin D. Does your package insert warn you to stay out of direct sunlight while taking this medication? Sunlight has vitamin D too. You should be okay taking a calcium, vitamin D supplement.
bigclaire
06/16/09
How long should I wait between high-calcium foods and iron supplements?
I take iron supplements, and was told by the doctor who recommended them that I shouldn't take them with calcium supplements or any high-calcium food or drink (milk, yogourt, etc.).

Can anyone tell me approximately how close to each other I can have an iron supplement and a cup of coffee with skim milk, without affecting the absorbancy of the iron?

Thanks!
Skitch
03/30/09
Reply
  Hi,

You should wait at least a couple of hours between taking high calcium foods and iron supplements.

Basically you want them to be as far apart as possible so for example if you take iron supplements with dinner make sure you don't have any calcium rich foods, restrict your calcium intake to morning meals.
Albee
04/03/09
Why does the Centrum® Ultra Women's vitamins have 14 mg of Niacin when the Children's have 20 mg?
Shouldn't there be more in the one for adults? I need to start taking more Vitamin B complex. Can I take a Vit B Complex WITH the Centrum® Ultra Women a day??

This is what's in the Centrum for adults:
Centrum® Ultra Women's Tablets

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Tablet

Each Tablet Contains % Daily Value

Vitamin A 3,500 IU (29% as Beta-Carotene) 70%
Vitamin C 75 mg 125%
Vitamin D 800 IU 200%
Vitamin E 35 IU 117%
Vitamin K 50 mcg 63%
Thiamin 1.1 mg 73%
Riboflavin 1.1 mg 65%
Niacin 14 mg 70%
Vitamin B6 2 mg 100%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 6 mcg 100%
Biotin 40 mcg 13%
Pantothenic Acid 15 mg 150%
Calcium 500 mg 50%
Iron 18 mg 100%
Phosphorus 20 mg 2%
Iodine 150 mcg 100%
Magnesium 100 mg 25%
Zinc 8 mg 53%
Selenium 55 mcg 79%
Copper 0.9 mg 45%
Manganese 1.8 mg 90%
Chromium 25 mcg 21%
Molybdenum 50 mcg 67%
Chloride 72 mg 2%
Potassium 80 mg 2%

Boron 150 mcg *
Nickel 5 mcg *
Silicon 2 mg *
Tin 10 mcg *
Vanadium 10 mcg *

* Daily Value not established.

INGREDIENTS:
Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ferrous Fumarate. Contains < 2% of: Acacia, Beta Carotene, BHT, Biotin, Boric Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Calcium Stearate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Citric Acid, Corn Starch, Crospovidone, Cupric Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), FD&C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hypromellose, Lecithin, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Modified Food Starch, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Sorbic Acid, Stannous Chloride, Sucrose, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols, Vitamin A Acetate (Vit. A), Zinc Oxide. May also contain < 2% of: Ascorbyl Palmitate, Maltodextrin, Sodium Aluminosilicate, Sunflower Oil, Tribasic Calcium Phosphate. Contains: Soy.
Jessica
11/04/10
Reply
  ask ur doctor
Guest
11/04/10
Can you die of licking a small of calcium chloride?
Ok so we were in class and we were doing an experiment with baking soda,calcium chloride, and water.This guy in out group and was playing around, not knowing it was poisonous he licked a touched the pieces of calcium chloride and licked his finger.My teacher told us that you can die if you put it in your mouth,he told the teacher and he sent him outside the student didn't finish the experiment im really worried will he die? im scared for him ill pray for him :(

10/20/10
Reply
  Calcium chloride isn't poisonous, but it could burn your mouth. What he did was pretty stupid, but he'll live.
charcinders
10/21/10
Are these vitamins bad for me?
I'm 19 years old inn college and i weigh 150. Not sure if these multivitamin are good for person my age. I want to start lifting, running and eating healthy and becoming more better. I want to benefit myself. I not sure if this one multivitamin is to much to take on a dailey basis. I was told that if i cut the vitamin in half, its better right. Basically this vitamin is supposed to give me energy, and keeps the body healthy all day. I all this stuff in teh viatmin good for you anyway. Not sure if i shoud? what do think?

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 60

Amount per Serving


Calories Total 5

Amount per Serving % Daily Value+


Sodium 15 mg 1%

Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%

% Daily Value


Vitamin A *see product details 15,000 IU 300%

Vitamin C ascorbic acid 1 g 1667%

Vitamin D as ergocalciferol 400 IU 100%

Vitamin E as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate 200 IU 667%

Vitamin K as phytonadione 80 mcg 100%

Thiamin (B1) as thiamin monoitrate 25 mg 1667%

Riboflavin (B2) Vitamin B2 25 mg 1471%

Niacin (B3) as niacinamide 125 mg 625%

Vitamin B6 as pyridoxine HCI/pyrixodal 5-phosphate 50 mg 2500%

Folate,Folic Acid,Folacin 400 mcg 100%

Vitamin B12 as cyanocobalamin 200 mcg 3333%

Biotin as biotin triturate 300 mcg 100%

Pantothenic acid as d-calcium pantothenate 125 mg 1250%

Calcium as citrate/carbonate 250 mg 25%

Iron from spirulina, calcium citrate/carbonate 800 mcg 4%

Iodine from pacific kelp powder 150 mcg 100%

Magnesium as citrate/oxide 125 mg 31%

Zinc as amino acid chelate 15 mg 100%

Selenium as selenium monomethionine 70 mcg 100%

Copper as amino acid chelate 2 mg 100%

Manganese as amino acid chelate 4 mg 200%

Chromium as polynicotinate 120 mcg 100%

Molybdenum as molybdenum triturate 75 mcg 100%

Potassium as amino acid chelate 50 mg 1%


Green Food, Spirulina Blend see product details 500 mg*

Amino Acids see product details 225 mg*

Garden Veggies Blend see product details 100 mg*

Orchard Fruits Blend see product details 100 mg*

Myco Defense Mushroom Blend see product details 100 mg*

Digestive Enzyme Blend see product details 100 mg*

Omega Fatty Acid Blend see product details 100 mg*

Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex see product details 60 mg*

Siberian Eleuthero root 50 mg*

Inositol 50 mg*

Choline as choline bitartrate 30 mg*

PABA para aminobenzoic acid 25 mg*

Rutin 25 mg*

RNA from spirulina, chlorella 14 mg*

DNA from spirulina, chlorella 4 mg*

Chlorophyll from spirulina 4 mg*

Hesperidine from citrus bioflavonoid complex 2 mg*

Boron as amino acid chelate 1 mg*

Lutein from marigold 200 mcg*

* Daily Value not established.
+ Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Life
06/12/10
Reply
  Eat in moderation. Even if you eat that much, your body may not be able to absorb everything. Look for a brand that has a good track record. Alternate days perhaps may help. It helps of course ♫
Jingle
06/12/10
Can I stop drinking milk and just take calcium supplements?
I want to become a vegan, I dont like milk at all but I drink one cup a day because of the calcium, I am thinking about stop drinking it and take calcium supplements instead, is that a good idea?
I dont eat meat, eggs, butter, etc so milk is the next step to become began.
Devi*S*
09/27/06
Reply
  Sure, milk isn't really necessary after a child is about 5. From there they can obtain the calcium they need from yogurt, cheese and ice cream, or, in your case as you want to be vegan, a calcium supplement.
Of course, kids need more calcium and would have to eat a LOT of the dairy products, but you get the drift. Good luck and once you become a vegan, remember not to bash us carnivores too much! :-)
Sunny
09/27/06
Should a person with high blood pressure take sodium bicarbonate for potassium control? or Calcium carbonate?
I am watching my salt intake every day and now the doctor has prescribed a sodium based bicarbonate to offset high potassium. This does not make sense to me - can someone explain please?
The question concerns whether a person on a salt restricted diet with high blood pressure.should use sodium bicarbonate or find another bicarbonate source. I don't use any salt substitutes and am very careful to avoid foods with high potassium such as citrus and banana and so forth.
Chatty GIrl
02/05/09
Reply
  You have high potassium from salt substitutes. Potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride.
Only 18% of the population shows any effects from sodium. 0% have ever lowered their BP by restricting sodium. I would say, an equal number, have been helped by artificially lowering BP

The point is, you should not be on a salt restricted diet. As long as you are not taking high dietary potassium or potassium sparing diuretics, you should never have to give potassium a second thought. Also, potassium test drawn at the doctors office and then sent out to a lab, will be inaccurate due to blood cell lysis from an old sample. This releases the potassium. At the hospital, the result will come back stating that the sample was lysised. Many times the result is high due to lysis but no warning. We treat the high potassium and the next thing we know, the patient is low.
Trust your body, you will live longer
Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor
aceofspd
02/07/09
Is it alright to take calcium supplements while boxing training?
Is it alright to take calcium supplements while boxing training? By boxing I mean with a bag, just to get into shape, I've heard that calcium improves your joints, so less chance of injury??

07/24/08
Reply
  If you are a male, take 1/2 the recommended dosage on the bottle. Men need less calcium than women. Take it 5x per week,not every day.
John G
07/25/08
Is it alright to take calcium supplements while boxing training?
Is it alright to take calcium supplements while boxing training? By boxing I mean with a bag, just to get into shape, I've heard that calcium improves your joints, so less chance of injury??
James
07/24/08
Reply
  If you are a male, take 1/2 the recommended dosage on the bottle. Men need less calcium than women. Take it 5x per week,not every day.
John G
07/25/08
Help for my mother's osteoporosis?
Please help! Mom has suffered osteoporosis for many years and seems now it just kept getting worst. Have gone to expensive hospitals abroad that gave her nothing but medication that made her sick /faint and vommiting. I am concern the doctor gave her fosamax that can cause jaw death.

Did some research on a better solution :
Found :

Zoledronic acid through I V drip once a year . Does anyone knows anything about this ? good or bad ? any input will be appreciated.

Replacing lost progesterone hormone . Are there any good supplements out there that do this ?

Liquid calcium (calcium citrate/ milate "keylation calcium ') ? how to acquire these?
rumscott
12/10/08
Reply
  You want medical advice from randoms on the internet? Ask your doctor these questions. I guarantee no one here knows what they're talking about.
kitten
12/10/08
Supplements Question: Calcium, Vitamin D, and Iron?
I have low Vitamin D levels and low Iron levels. The doctor prescribed me Iron medication and told me to take Vitamin D supplements.

I was wondering since I take Vitamin D pills at breakfast, Calcium at lunch, and thinking if I can take Iron medication at supper because it seems too much and I heard that Calcium and Iron interferes with one another?

Any insights please?
Eternal
09/10/09
Reply
  It is actually better to take minerals at night and vitamins during the day. You would be better off taking the iron with lunch and the calcium at night. Vitamin C helps iron absorption, so you should take iron with fruit, red bell pepper, cabbage, or other foods high in Vitamin C.

By the way, there are also foods that interfere with iron absorption. One example is dairy products. Phytates and oxalates can also interfere with iron absorption from the gut. Phytates are found in bran and whole grains. Oxalates are high in nut and nut butters, beets and beet greens, tea, strawberries, gelatin, rhubarb, spinach, chocolate and wheat bran.
natpractitioner
09/10/09
i take a multi-vitamin,calcium supplements,a thyroid pill & chondroiten/MSM/glucosamine for knees,is that ok?
I mean,i don't want the calcium cancelling out the vitamin,or the vitamin blocking out the MSM/glucosamine/chondroiten tablets,and I don't know about the thyroid pills cancelling out anything,so that is why I am asking.
I try not to take them all at the same time,so,I don't know about that.
I take the thyroid in the am.
an hour later, the glucosamin/msm/ and then calcium with a meal.
then an hour after that,the vitamin.

can anyone help me better understand this,as I want my body to absorb all these that it needs.

Thank you !!!!!!
I was diagnosed with " a touch of arthritis" about a year ago,after a severe fall,in which all my weight landed on my left knee. It grinds whenever I climb/descend stairs. As for the thyroid: I was diagnosed with that,too, about 6 years ago. The vitamin: My diet isnt the greatest,and i am told at 41,i should take one. As for the camcium: I take that because I dont think i meet the daily requirements for calcium. It isn't a question of "Should I be taking them," it is a question of "if I do, how will they interract with each other and will one block the others's absorbtion?" That is what I am asking.
ericabishop691DragonflyGirl
04/29/09
Reply
  Good Day dear,
Your doing the right thing. At your age all you can do is feed the body what it needs and the building up part is history.

The young nurse has it right, Take your D with your Calcium dinner or your last meal of the day.

Take your vit. after you eat and finish up with the dishes. As for your knee, drink a lot of water, about 2 gals a day and flush your system and you will find you stop retaining a lot of water and loose some water weight. Loss of weight is the only thing left you can do for a bad knee joint.

I should have said, also to spend time in water doing leg lifts and left and right turns or circles about 6 inches in dia. This will help the leg to maintain what you have built up in muscle.
John M
04/30/09
GNC Mega Men® Multivitamin?
are the GNC Mega Men® Multivitamin pills ok for me to take?i don't excersize!!i'm also overweight so are they ok for me to take or are they only for active people!!!!i want to start excersizing to loose weight.here are the nutritional facts:

Serving Size 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Vitamin A (50% as beta-Carotene; 50% as Retinyl Acetate) 5000.00 IU 100%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate) 300.00 mg 500%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3) 600.00 IU 150%
Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 100.00 IU 333%
Vitamin K (Phytonadione) 80.00 mcg 100%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate) 50.00 mg 3333%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 50.00 mg 2941%
Niacin (as Niacin and Niacinamide) 50.00 mg 250%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 50.00 mg 2500%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 50.00 mcg 833%
Biotin 300.00 mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 50.00 mg 500%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Citrate Malate) 200.00 mg 20%
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 150.00 mcg 100%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 100.00 mg 25%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 25.00 mg 167%
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine) 200.00 mcg 286%
Copper (as Cupric Oxide) 2.00 mg 100%
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2.00 mg 100%
Chromium (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 120.00 mcg 100%
Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate) 75.00 mcg 100%
Proprietary Amino Acid Blend 100.00 mg **
L-Carnitine **
L-Glutamine **
L-Methionine **
L-Taurine **
Mega Men® Antioxidant Fruit and Vegetable Blend 105.00 mg **
Pumpkin Seed Meal (Cucurbita pepo) **
Broccoli Powder **
Spinach Powder **
Carrot Powder **
Citrus Bioflavonoids **
Papaya Fruit Powder **
Orange Fruit Powder **
Pineapple Fruit Powder **
Elderberry Fruit Powder **
Black Currant Fruit Powder **
Cauliflower Powder **
Apple Fruit Powder **
Grape Fruit Powder **
Kiwi Fruit Powder **
Brussels Sprouts Powder **
Kale Powder **
Bilberry Fruit Powder **
Saw Palmetto Berry Extract **
alpha-Lipoic Acid 50.00 mg **
Green Tea Leaves Extract (Camellia sinensis) 40.00 mg **
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 10.00 mg **
Inositol 10.00 mg **
Silica (as Silicon Dioxide) 4.00 mg **
Boron (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 2.00 mg **
Lutein (as lutein esters) 950.00 mcg **
Lycopene 950.00 mcg **
Astaxanthin 50.00 mcg **
Zeaxanthin 50.00 mcg **
Vanadium (as Sodium Metavanadate) 10.00 mcg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established
i want to start taking multivitamin because i never do and people say it's good for you
Boss Hogg
09/28/09
Reply
Is taking Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) 800IU & a Men's One Daily good for a 32 y/o man who exercises?
I recently bought a Vitamin capsule from Wal-mart that is listed as "Calcium 600mg with Vitamin D" On the back of the bottle it lists its components among other things:

Serving Size 2 Tablets
Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 800 I.U. 200%
Calcium 1.2 g (1200 mg) (as calcium carbonate)

Other Ingredients: Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Croscamallose Sodium, Coating [hydroxypropyl methylecellulose, modified corn starch, polyethylene glychol, magnesium trisilicate, mica (color), titanium dioxide, dextrose, sodium, carboxymethlcellulose, mineral oil, sodium citrate, polysorbate, dextrin and glycerin] and Magnesium Stearate. CONTAINS SOY.

No Gluten, No Added Preservatives, No Artificial Flavors.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 daily, For best results, take one tablet twice daily.

Ok here's my question:
Is there a danger to taking this along with a Men's One a Day vitamin?? Am I overdosing on Vitamin D? Am I not getting enough? Am I taking the right kind of Vitamin D? There are two forms of Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol and Ergocalciferol)

I would like to avoid getting osteoporosis later in life, and also it is rumored that Vitamin D helps you avoid some cancers. Not sure about that one though.

I have been taking these for 3 days now, but only one tablet. The reason why I want to take extra Vitamin D is because I do not drink enough milk and I do not regulary get outside and get enough sun.

Additional information about me.
I do exercise my lower body every other day by doing cardio exercises(running jogging about 3 to 5 miles every other day along with some strenches) I weight about 205 and I am 6'3 and about 6 to 10 pounds overweight according to the Body Mass Index for my height, but if you looked at me you'd think I was skinny. I do however realize I have some upper body fat I could lose by doing push-ups and sit-ups. I will be changing this. I started out at 240lbs in January and have lost 35lbs since then by walking/jogging and eating less. I have never had any of my bones broken in my life. But I am not sure how much Vitamin D I have taken at the start of my life.

Thanks for taking your time to read all this and help me understand better.
gamecounselor
06/23/09
Reply
  Vitamin D deficiency is uncommon in healthy males, unless they are subject to little exposure to sunlight, and have a poor diet. 800 IU will not hurt you, and is more than adequate for any D deficiencies.
However, you do need to be aware that overdosage of D can be toxic.
Normally in a healthy male that would be almost 10X your daily intake, so you dont have anything to worry about.
patrick
06/23/09
What is calcium acetate for?
What is the difference between calcium and calcium acetate?
ffishball55
04/20/08
Reply
  In kidney disease, blood levels of phosphate may rise leading to bone problems. Calcium acetate binds phosphate in the diet to lower blood phosphate levels. This medication is used in kidney disease to control blood phosphate.
Barry M
04/20/08
How Important Are Vitamins After 40?
Question: I having been taking this vitamin for 2 yrs, 3 tablets daily, label indicates you can take 6 tablets daily?

Would there be any benifit taking 6 tablets daily?

I am 45yrs old male.

What are your thoughts on this vitamin from source naturals, vitamin maker.

Do you think vitamin is good or bad?

Supplement Facts for Tablet
Serving Size: 3 Tablets
Amount %DV
Calories 10
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene 10,000 IU & palmitate 2,500 IU) 12,500 IU 250%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid & ascorbyl palmitate) 500 mg 833%
Vitamin D-3 (as cholecalciferol) 400 IU 100%
Vitamin E (as vitamin E succinate) 200 IU 667%
Thiamin (vitamin B-1) 50 mg 3,333%
Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) 50 mg 2,941%
Niacinamide 35 mg & Niacin 15 mg 50 mg 250%
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl & pyridoxal-5'-phosphate [Coenzymated™]) 50 mg 2,500%
Folate (as folic acid & calcium folinate) 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B-12 (as methylcobalamin) 200 mcg 3,333%
Biotin 400 mcg 133%
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium D-pantothenate & pantethine) 55 mg 550%
Calcium (as calcium carbonate, dicalcium malate, calcium malate & calcium citrate) 100 mg 10%
Iodine (from kelp) 100 mcg 67%
Magnesium (as magnesium chelate) 100 mg 25%
Zinc (as zinc citrate & monomethionine [Opti-Zinc® & zinc citrate]) 15 mg 100%
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine & sodium selenite) 100 mcg 143%
Copper (as copper citrate) 1 mg 50%
Manganese (as manganese citrate) 3 mg 150%
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate [ChromeMate®] & chromium picolinate) 100 mcg 83%
Molybdenum (as molybdenum chelate) 100 mcg 133%
Sodium 25 mg 1%
Potassium (as potassium citrate) 50 mg 1%
Saw Palmetto Berry Ext. (45%) 200 mg †
Ashwaganda Root Ext. (1.5%) 150 mg †
Damiana Leaf 100 mg †
Asian Ginseng Root Ext. (8% ginsenosides) 100 mg †
N-Acetyl Cysteine 100 mg †
Swedish Flower Pollen Ext. (yelding 1.4% alpha-amino acids and 0.8% phytosterols) 75 mg †
Green Leaf Tea Extract (95% polyphenols, 35% EGCG) 75 mg †
gamma-Vitamin E Complex 67 mg †
Silymarin (from milk thistle seed ext.) 60 mg †
Bromelain 60 mg †
Stinging Nettle Root Ext. (16:1) 60 mg †
Pygeum Bark Ext. (2.5% sterols) 50 mg †
Wasabia Rhizome 50 mg †
Oat Straw Aerial Parts 50 mg †
Choline (as bitartrate) 50 mg †
Inositol 50 mg †
alpha-Lipoic Acid & R-Lipoic Acid 40 mg †
Cordyceps sinensis Mycelia 35 mg †
DMAE (as bitartrate) 30 mg †
Grape Seed Ext. (Proanthodyn™) 30 mg †
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane [OptiMSM™]) 25 mg †
Hawthorn Berry Extract (4:1) 25 mg †
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 25 mg †
Turmeric Rhizome Extract (95% curcumin) 25 mg †
Quercetin 25 mg †
Pumpkin Seed Ext. (25% fatty acids) 25 mg †
Coenzyme Q10 20 mg †
Ginkgo Leaf Extract (50:1) 24% Flavoneglycosides) 20 mg †
Bilberry Fruit Ext. (25% anthocyanidins) 10 mg †
Tocotrienol Complex (Tocomax®) 10 mg †
Rutin 5 mg †
Pepper Fruit Extract (Bioperine®) 3 mg †
Lycopene 3 mg †
Boron (as amino acid chelate) 2 mg †
Lutein (FloraGlo) 2 mg †
Astaxanthin 100 mcg †
Reneir
08/06/09
Reply
  Vitamins are essential to living... if you didn't have enough intake of Vitamins and minerals, you would be severely deficient over time and that leads to not only health problems, but people have died from deficiencies (it's actually quite common in 3rd world countries).

That being said, if the bottle says to take 6 a day, it's generally best to stick with the recommendation on the bottle. Good luck and I hope I helped!
oldtimekid2
08/06/09
How Important Are Vitamins?
Question: I having been taking this vitamin for 2 yrs, 3 tablets daily, label indicates you can take 6 tablets daily?

Would there be any benifit taking 6 tablets daily?

I am 45yrs old male.

What are your thoughts on this vitamin from source naturals, vitamin maker.

Do you think vitamin is good or bad?

Supplement Facts for Tablet
Serving Size: 3 Tablets
Amount %DV
Calories 10
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene 10,000 IU & palmitate 2,500 IU) 12,500 IU 250%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid & ascorbyl palmitate) 500 mg 833%
Vitamin D-3 (as cholecalciferol) 400 IU 100%
Vitamin E (as vitamin E succinate) 200 IU 667%
Thiamin (vitamin B-1) 50 mg 3,333%
Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) 50 mg 2,941%
Niacinamide 35 mg & Niacin 15 mg 50 mg 250%
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl & pyridoxal-5'-phosphate [Coenzymated™]) 50 mg 2,500%
Folate (as folic acid & calcium folinate) 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B-12 (as methylcobalamin) 200 mcg 3,333%
Biotin 400 mcg 133%
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium D-pantothenate & pantethine) 55 mg 550%
Calcium (as calcium carbonate, dicalcium malate, calcium malate & calcium citrate) 100 mg 10%
Iodine (from kelp) 100 mcg 67%
Magnesium (as magnesium chelate) 100 mg 25%
Zinc (as zinc citrate & monomethionine [Opti-Zinc® & zinc citrate]) 15 mg 100%
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine & sodium selenite) 100 mcg 143%
Copper (as copper citrate) 1 mg 50%
Manganese (as manganese citrate) 3 mg 150%
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate [ChromeMate®] & chromium picolinate) 100 mcg 83%
Molybdenum (as molybdenum chelate) 100 mcg 133%
Sodium 25 mg 1%
Potassium (as potassium citrate) 50 mg 1%
Saw Palmetto Berry Ext. (45%) 200 mg †
Ashwaganda Root Ext. (1.5%) 150 mg †
Damiana Leaf 100 mg †
Asian Ginseng Root Ext. (8% ginsenosides) 100 mg †
N-Acetyl Cysteine 100 mg †
Swedish Flower Pollen Ext. (yelding 1.4% alpha-amino acids and 0.8% phytosterols) 75 mg †
Green Leaf Tea Extract (95% polyphenols, 35% EGCG) 75 mg †
gamma-Vitamin E Complex 67 mg †
Silymarin (from milk thistle seed ext.) 60 mg †
Bromelain 60 mg †
Stinging Nettle Root Ext. (16:1) 60 mg †
Pygeum Bark Ext. (2.5% sterols) 50 mg †
Wasabia Rhizome 50 mg †
Oat Straw Aerial Parts 50 mg †
Choline (as bitartrate) 50 mg †
Inositol 50 mg †
alpha-Lipoic Acid & R-Lipoic Acid 40 mg †
Cordyceps sinensis Mycelia 35 mg †
DMAE (as bitartrate) 30 mg †
Grape Seed Ext. (Proanthodyn™) 30 mg †
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane [OptiMSM™]) 25 mg †
Hawthorn Berry Extract (4:1) 25 mg †
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 25 mg †
Turmeric Rhizome Extract (95% curcumin) 25 mg †
Quercetin 25 mg †
Pumpkin Seed Ext. (25% fatty acids) 25 mg †
Coenzyme Q10 20 mg †
Ginkgo Leaf Extract (50:1) 24% Flavoneglycosides) 20 mg †
Bilberry Fruit Ext. (25% anthocyanidins) 10 mg †
Tocotrienol Complex (Tocomax®) 10 mg †
Rutin 5 mg †
Pepper Fruit Extract (Bioperine®) 3 mg †
Lycopene 3 mg †
Boron (as amino acid chelate) 2 mg †
Lutein (FloraGlo) 2 mg †
Astaxanthin 100 mcg †
Reneir
08/06/09
Reply
  I would stick with three a day.
That is plenty of A, and you can get too much.

It looks like a really good vitamin, and since you are male, its good that you have one that does NOT have iron (there is some evidence that iron build up can cause health problems. Women prior to menopause do not have to worry, but men do).

It also has all eleven B vitamins, which many do not.

I would just stick with what you are doing now.

As to the importance of taking vitamins, for me it is the difference between functioning and not. If I stop taking my vitamins for more than two weeks, I inevitably get sick.

Unfortunately, there is no lemon law where bodies are concerned. :o)
ms manners
08/07/09
whats the difference between lithobid and lithium carbonate ?
RandyS
04/07/10
Reply
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithobid
Angela
04/07/10
How Important Are Vitamins When You Are Older?
Question: I having been taking this vitamin for 2 yrs, 3 tablets daily, label indicates you can take 6 tablets daily?

Would there be any benifit taking 6 tablets daily?

I am 45yrs old male.

What are your thoughts on this vitamin from source naturals, vitamin maker.

Do you think vitamin is good or bad?

Supplement Facts for Tablet
Serving Size: 3 Tablets
Amount %DV
Calories 10
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene 10,000 IU & palmitate 2,500 IU) 12,500 IU 250%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid & ascorbyl palmitate) 500 mg 833%
Vitamin D-3 (as cholecalciferol) 400 IU 100%
Vitamin E (as vitamin E succinate) 200 IU 667%
Thiamin (vitamin B-1) 50 mg 3,333%
Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) 50 mg 2,941%
Niacinamide 35 mg & Niacin 15 mg 50 mg 250%
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl & pyridoxal-5'-phosphate [Coenzymated™]) 50 mg 2,500%
Folate (as folic acid & calcium folinate) 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B-12 (as methylcobalamin) 200 mcg 3,333%
Biotin 400 mcg 133%
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium D-pantothenate & pantethine) 55 mg 550%
Calcium (as calcium carbonate, dicalcium malate, calcium malate & calcium citrate) 100 mg 10%
Iodine (from kelp) 100 mcg 67%
Magnesium (as magnesium chelate) 100 mg 25%
Zinc (as zinc citrate & monomethionine [Opti-Zinc® & zinc citrate]) 15 mg 100%
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine & sodium selenite) 100 mcg 143%
Copper (as copper citrate) 1 mg 50%
Manganese (as manganese citrate) 3 mg 150%
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate [ChromeMate®] & chromium picolinate) 100 mcg 83%
Molybdenum (as molybdenum chelate) 100 mcg 133%
Sodium 25 mg 1%
Potassium (as potassium citrate) 50 mg 1%
Saw Palmetto Berry Ext. (45%) 200 mg †
Ashwaganda Root Ext. (1.5%) 150 mg †
Damiana Leaf 100 mg †
Asian Ginseng Root Ext. (8% ginsenosides) 100 mg †
N-Acetyl Cysteine 100 mg †
Swedish Flower Pollen Ext. (yelding 1.4% alpha-amino acids and 0.8% phytosterols) 75 mg †
Green Leaf Tea Extract (95% polyphenols, 35% EGCG) 75 mg †
gamma-Vitamin E Complex 67 mg †
Silymarin (from milk thistle seed ext.) 60 mg †
Bromelain 60 mg †
Stinging Nettle Root Ext. (16:1) 60 mg †
Pygeum Bark Ext. (2.5% sterols) 50 mg †
Wasabia Rhizome 50 mg †
Oat Straw Aerial Parts 50 mg †
Choline (as bitartrate) 50 mg †
Inositol 50 mg †
alpha-Lipoic Acid & R-Lipoic Acid 40 mg †
Cordyceps sinensis Mycelia 35 mg †
DMAE (as bitartrate) 30 mg †
Grape Seed Ext. (Proanthodyn™) 30 mg †
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane [OptiMSM™]) 25 mg †
Hawthorn Berry Extract (4:1) 25 mg †
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 25 mg †
Turmeric Rhizome Extract (95% curcumin) 25 mg †
Quercetin 25 mg †
Pumpkin Seed Ext. (25% fatty acids) 25 mg †
Coenzyme Q10 20 mg †
Ginkgo Leaf Extract (50:1) 24% Flavoneglycosides) 20 mg †
Bilberry Fruit Ext. (25% anthocyanidins) 10 mg †
Tocotrienol Complex (Tocomax®) 10 mg †
Rutin 5 mg †
Pepper Fruit Extract (Bioperine®) 3 mg †
Lycopene 3 mg †
Boron (as amino acid chelate) 2 mg †
Lutein (FloraGlo) 2 mg †
Astaxanthin 100 mcg †
Reneir
08/06/09
Reply
  Vitamins are essential to living... if you didn't have enough intake of Vitamins and minerals, you would be severely deficient over time and that leads to not only health problems, but people have died from deficiencies (it's actually quite common in 3rd world countries).

That being said, if the bottle says to take 6 a day, it's generally best to stick with the recommendation on the bottle. Good luck and I hope I helped!
oldtimekid2
08/06/09
where can I buy soda ash, or unbuffered sodium carbonate ? I live in Arizona, thank you.?
cmb
07/04/06
Reply
  Are there any potters supply houses around you?? They carry materials for potters to make glazes etc. I'm sorry I don't know your area, but the yellow pages and/or the internet might help. Perhaps a potters magazine would have some leads. There are suppliers many that ship. Good luck.
Sweet Gran
07/04/06
what is the therapeutic level for lithium carbonate tabs (lithobid)?
sideboom
08/06/09
Reply
  0.6 to 1.2 mmol/L
.
08/06/09
Whats your experience with Lithobid (Lithium Carbonate)?
im on it, just want to see what the effects are.
mattybobattylad
03/16/10
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  I didn't have any side effects. But, after awhile it stopped working well for me, so doctor switched me to something else.
Jeff
03/16/10
Are generic calcium and vitamin supplements as good as brand name?
The adds tell you that they are formulated better. Is that right or is the generic rip-off just as good? I was thinking of trying Centrum Performance and I already take calcium supplements.
***HDK***
05/23/07
Reply
  Yes and No.

It's a matter of bio-availability. Just because it contains calcium, doesn't necessarily mean it's in a state that your body can use. Make sure your generic has the same formulation (active ingredient) as the more expensive brand.

For example. If I crushed up a bunch of sea shells, I could legally sell them as calcium suppliments, but there is no way your body will get a drop of calcium out of them.
David
05/23/07
calcium....?
ok.
im 13.
im a vegetarian.
i hate(not because im a vegetarian. i just dont like it at all) milk, strawberry white and chocolate
i dont eat eggs
and i like orange juice.
but i dont like oranges.
i need some different ways to get calcium.
i take a multi vitamin but i need natural ways to get it.
any ideas?

thanks
Victoria
07/22/08
Reply
  i'm a vegetarian too and i love silk soymilk for calcium.
you can also try almounds, spinach, brocolli, tofu, or beans.
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kaytayxoxo
07/22/08
i want to grow taller.Can i take calcium and vitamin D supplements everyday?
it says to take 2 calcium supplements and 2 vitamin D supplements everday. is it okay? im 17 yr old girl.
sdfdf
02/17/11
Reply
  vitamin and herbal supplements really dont' make you grow taller. I don't know anything that can really do that.
However, as a young teenage girl, you should take calcium and D every day, to prevent osteoporosis later in your adult life. They're now saying that Americans get too little D, so go ahead and go to walmart (where things are cheap) and get the 1,000 iu. size of vitamin D and take couple a day. some suggest even taking 5000 daily. I do, but you might not need it much.
If you get outside into the sun for at least an hour, your body will make much more D than you would be getting in your vitamins. but it still doesn't hurt to take little extra. 1,000 iu twice daily will help.

But no, there's really no kind of vitamin to help you grow. That's determined by your genes.
tlworkroom
02/17/11
What is Lithium carbonate hallo peridol artane prescribed for ? What side effects? can it be a hormon suplimen
riverwombat
02/28/07
Reply
  Lithium carbonate is used to treat bipolar disorder.
gives you diaharrea and it is not a hormone suppliment, its a chemical salt.
Haloperidol - an antipsychotic drug effectively used in the management of mania, agitation and hyperactivity in various mental illnesses including bipolar disorder.
The website below can give you more detailed information.
Chico Infierno
02/28/07
My son is on Vibramycin doxycycline calcium 7 mls every 12 hours. He has been on this medication since Wednes
My son is on Vibramycin doxycycline calcium 7 mls every 12 hours. He has been on this medication since Wednesday night, the first 7ml dose was given then. I also have him on the Vibramycin and 3tsp of the Children's Ibuprofen 100. But he is still spiking a fever of 102.8 or higher, he has now developed a running nose which he did not have the before, Wednesday the doctor stated that his lungs were clear, ears were fine, but I am getting a little worried because I can only keep his fever down for 8 hours which is the time frame for the Motrin. Also do I need to Refrigerate the Vibramycin Doxycycline calcium or not. I am getting a little concern with his fever still spiking after the Children's Ibuprofen 100 wears off. Also before his fever spikes up to 102.8 or higher he states he is tired and sleepy. He gets really weak, latharjeck and complains of a headache, I am concerned.
Renee B
09/15/07
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  I would take him to the ER because of the fever. Your doctor should either change his medication or do some more testing because this is too long to be having a high temperature which is very dangerous.
jackie_jabar
09/15/07
How long must I wait after taking Synthroid before i can have milk?
The leaflet that comes with the medication says not to take calcium or calcium supplements for 4 hours after taking synthroid. Does that also mean I shouldn't have milk for 4 hours too? Thank you.
MingToy
09/06/08
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  I always take my Synthroid first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) 1-2 hours before eating. I was told by my Endocrinologist (Thyroid Specialist) that you should wait 1 hour before eating .. I just wait 2 hours to be really sure!

Milk shouldn't be a problem .. just wait at LEAST 1 hour before drinking the milk (2 hours if possible.)

It won't *harm* you if you drink the milk, it will just reduce the effect of the Synthroid. Calcium just makes it harder for your body to absorb the Synthroid.
»-(¯`v´¯)-» мaяк's ωifee
09/08/08

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iBitoy: @Nicholascxz Carbon in the coke reacts with oxygen to form carbon dioxide. Calcium carbonate is decomposed by heat to produce calcium oxide
JUJUlianar: CALCIUM CARBONATE IS EVERYWHERE!
shaniceong: I think I have trace of Calcium Carbonate on my pencil cases!!!!!!!! :)
pervyleo: @firedflies_ @fadedsunsets yea yea it is wait isn't calcium carbonate Quick Lime? was it?
desertessence: @ditghbgsowgb Hi there! So sorry for the delayed response; the calcium carbonate is mined and processed and it is vegan.
deezkwang: so if you mix calcium carbonate in dilute acid, and after that add stain remover, its gonna explode lol just kidding.