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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 :(

  Calcium chloride isn't poisonous, but it could burn your mouth. What he did was pretty stupid, but he'll live.
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
  Calcium chloride is versus to calcium gluconate
Maria S
EXPLAIN: "Push calcium chloride, it'll fix the heart block." (from House MD)?
What exactly is a "heart block" and how does calcium chloride fix it?

My guess is that a heart block an obstruction in one of the valves inside the heart, is this right?
  No, a heart block is an electrical problem.

Another example of how bad that show is.

Calcium hasn't been commonly used in emergent cardiac situations in close to 20 years. Unless the patient is KNOWN to have low calcium, it just isn't used.
is calcium chloride safe for consumption?
Randy Teo
  No, not safe for ingestion
is this a good alternative to coffee?
For now, I'm thinking that instead of the caffeine in coffee to give me that pick-me-up, I'm drinking some de-ionised water from Whole Foods with electrolytes infused. The electrolytes are potassium bicarbonate, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride. It's almost like a Gatorade without the extra sugary stuff. Is this a good alternative, do you think?
  Considering the addictive quality of coffee and the very acidic effects that it has on the body that regularly consumes it, ... I'd say that water, (even tap water), is a much better choice to go with, .. although personally I'd much prefer to avoid drinking tap water, due to the chlorine and flouride that it is treated with. .. not to mention the pharmaceutical drugs that are present at low amounts in a lot of municipal water these days from recycling of sewage water.

I like the other suggestion you received to drink green tea or a form of it in water. It will provide you with some caffein if you like that and will also provide you with some very good health benefits, such as anti-cancer effects.

Note, .. that so often a tall glass of water will go a long way towards satisfying both hunger pangs and a need for an energy boost. .. The afternoon low energy blues that many typically experience on the job is very easily remedied by flushing out the liver and kidneys with a good dose of water.
can you die if you sniff calcium chloride?i need to know ASAP?
my mate done it and appartly you could die

please tell me
Adam C
  Don't know call the poison hot line
What is the purpose of calcium chloride in peanut butter as an ingredient?
  Probably better off asking this question in chemistry ;-)
Part Time Cynic
Does anyone know anything about firming agent Calcium chloride? Is it harmful to health?
Does anyone know anything about firming agent Calcium chloride? Is it harmful to health?
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
  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.
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?
  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
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
  Sounds really weird, but I have heard urine helps with the burn, you might search to see if that is true or not
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 ?
  My doctor recommends 1800mg with vitamin D
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?
  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.
hecla 1
can i use cacium chloride found in auto stores to raise calcium levels in my swimming pool ?
Can you mix Potassium Chloride (KCl) and Calcium Gluconate in the SAME bag?
they are compatible with the Y-site, but can they be mixed together? I'm thinking NO, but can someone give me a definite answer?
  Of course you can mix them in the same bag. However you should only do this in a ration 2:1 so you take into account different molar strengths of the two materials.
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
  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.
How much potassium chloride is appropriate?
My mom is in the ICU after a small brain aneurysm. She is doing alright but she is getting 200 ml/hr of 1.3% potassium chloride in .9% sodium chloride solution. Is this the proper dose for a 50 year old female weighing approx 92 Kg?
Thanks! The Dr. also confirmed this when I finally got to speak to him.
  Yes, "... Usual dose - Infusion: 40 mEq/Litre of IV solution administered at a rate to deliver 40-200 mEq potassium/day ..."

It is in the normal range, but you left off one important piece of information and no medical individual will be able to answer your question unless you give the blood potassium level.

The medication is right on target ...
Magnesium Chloride Deicer vs Supplement?
what's the difference?

I have this stuff at my house called "FreezGard 100% Magnesium Chloride Ice Melt" ( 3rd one from the bottom) at my house. It says it's 100% Magnesium Chloride.

I noticed Magnesium Chloride is also sold in supplement form (

I was wondering if its safe to take the deicer in small dosages to replace the dietary supplement. it sounds wrong, but just curious.
Here's some more facts.
  Taking any single element supplement is not a good idea under any circumstances, unless it is for a well supervised therapeutic reason by a practitioner. Nature does not package nutrients as individual nutrients for a very good reason. There is always interaction that is required for nutrients to be utilized properly by the body. Magnesium and Calcium are absorbed by the body in the jejunum and only when the pH of the chyme from the stomach is low enough. Which ever of these nutrients is required for the body, it decides how much it needs and absorbs that only. If you take one or the other of these, out of balance, you can create deficiencies.

Balance is the key to health in the body. Chemically made nutrients are toxic to the body and generally rejected, while also damaging the DNA of your cells. Quantum physics experiments have shown us how this happens and that the body has an incredible sensory ability to determine nutrients from toxins.

Good luck to you
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?
  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.


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.

Calcium: 1,200 mg of calcium citrate at bedtime.
Magnesium: 400 mg /day.
Boron: 2 mg/day.
Vitamin D: 400 IU /day.
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.

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.
  ask ur doctor
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
  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.
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
  No, it is not available OTC. There is no alternative.
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.
  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.
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.
  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
I've been taking a multivitamin for two days, is this a decent one for my age? I'm a 17 yr old male.?
The brand is called ONDRA-Multivitamins with minerals.
It contains the following-

Vitamin A (from acetate) 5000 IU 100%
Vitamin D 400 IU 100%
Vitamin B1 (from thiamine hcl) 2 mg 133%
Vitamin B2 (from riboflavin) 2.5 mg 147%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 50 mg 83.3%
Vitamin B-6 (from pyridoxine hcl) 1mg 50%
Viatmin B-12 (from cyanocobalamin) 1mcg 17%
Niacin (from niacinamide) 20mg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (from d-calcium Pantothenate) 1 mg 10%
Calcium (from dicalcium phosphate) 11.6 mg 1.2%
Phosphate (from dicalcium phosphate) 9 mg 1.2%
Iodine (from potassium iodide) 150 mcg 100%
Zinc (from magnesium oxide) 3.75 mg 25%
Magnesium (from magnesium oxide) 10 mg 2.5%
Selenium (from sodium selenate) 5 mcg 7%
Manganese (from manganese sulfate) 1 mg 100%
Chromium (from chromic chloride 5 mcg 4%
Iron ( from ferrous sulfate) 4.5 mg 25%
I know for a fact I don't eat nearly enough fruits and veggies.
Lucas H.
  Any general multivitamin should help. Remember this is a supplement to your nutrition that you're getting in your food. The nutrients from your food are absorbed into your body better than what's in a vitamin.
Do any of the ingredients in this contain gluten?
Water, milk protein concentrate, sunflower oil, soy protein isolate, coffee, natural and artificial flavors, cellulose gel, magnesium phosphate, calcium phosphate, potassium citrate, sodium hexametaphosphate, cellulose gum, sucralose, carrageenan, vitamin mineral mix (zinc gluconate, ferric orthophosphate, d-alpha-tocophero; acetate, niacinamide, manganese gluconate, maltodextrine, d-calcium pntothenate, beta carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, chromium chloride, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite, vitamin K-1 and cyanocobalamin), salt, acesulfame potassium, sodium ascorbate.
  the natural and artificial flavors and the maltodextrin are both questionable. whatever the item is i would look it up on google and see if anyone on or something has posted about it. just type in _______________ gluten free and usually something will come up for it. until you know for sure i would stay away from it because its iffy.
hope this helps!
God bless XD
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?
  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.
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?
  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"
Each time I take these pills I get light-headed and nauseous?
They're dietary supplements for healthy skin. I don't really know what I can be having a reaction to in them but here are the supplement facts:
(per 2 capsules)
Vitamin A (retinyl acetate) - 10,000 IU or 200%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - 200mg or 333%
Niacin - 10mg or 50%
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) - 8mg or 400%
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) - 3mcg or 50%
Pantothenic Acid (calcium D-pantothenate) - 10mg or 100%
Calcium (calcium lactate) - 11mg or 1%
Magnesium (magnesium oxide) - 72mg or 18%
Zinc (zinc chelate) - 30mg or 200%
Potassium (potassium chloride) - 50mg or 1%
Sulfur (sublimed) - 200mg
Bromelain (2,400 G.D.U./g) - 66mg
Thymus Extract - 25mg

I take the 2 capsules every evening. I know they're causing the symptoms because there were several months where I was on a different set of vitamins and was having no reaction, but when those ran out I was stuck with these again for the time being. I take them at various times - before dinner, after dinner, etc, and no matter what I still feel the same very soon after taking them. When I started taking them last summer, along with some strange anxiety issues I was having, I actually purged at least once or twice a week for the 3 months - it was bad but I thought it was the anxiety stomach aches. I have no idea what I could be having a reaction to, but if any of you have an idea, thank you in advance.
  You may be overdosing on the vitamin A and B6, or, it could be all of it. Vitamin A is fat soluble and can be toxic in large doses over the RDA. The B6, while it is water soluble, can cause reactions if taken in large quantities. There is no RDA on the last 3 ingredients of your list. I would advise you cut back on the amount of them that you are taking.
Can having too much sodium chloride therapy cause hypokalemia?
I become severely dehydrated on a daily basis due to other issues. but I have so far found a link that i only get hypokalemia when i'm on steriods or sodium chloride...
Is this theory accurate, or is it just coincidence?
What is the difference between potassium chloride an potassium bicarbonate?
In terms of healthy balance of bodily electrolytes, I'm not sure what difference there is between the two. Is it as simple as potassium chloride is the combination of the electrolytes potassium + chloride while potassium bicarbonate is the combination of the electrolytes potassium + bicarcarbonate? I'm not sure if it breaks down that simply.
  Yes, it actually is that simple. Potassium bonds very well to both chloride and bicarbonate. Potassium has a +1 charge, while both chloride and bicarbonate have a -1 charge.

Check out this site for a detailed description of these three electrolytes and their effect on the body:
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?
  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

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!
  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.
which mouthwash works best?
if you could tell me which mouthwash you think would work the best please share. o and also it would help if you explained why. thanks:)
oListerine - Antiseptic Mouthwash
oAct - Sodium Fluoride Mouthwash
oOasis - Cetylpridinium Chloride Mouthwash
oSmart Mouth - Zinc Chloride Mouthwash
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??
  Calcium citrate is more readily absorbed by your body
Barbara C
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
  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.
which mouthwash decreases the amout of oral basteria?
if you could tell me which mouthwash you think would work the best please share. o and also it would help if you explained why. thanks:)
o Listerine - Antiseptic Mouthwash
o Act - Sodium Fluoride Mouthwash
o Oasis - Cetylpridinium Chloride Mouthwash
o Smart Mouth - Zinc Chloride Mouthwash
(it has to be out of these 4. i dont need recomendations. just these 4)
Which of the following supplements will help me grow taller?
1. Vitamin A
2. Vitamin C
3. Vitamin D
4. Vitamin E
5. Vitamin K
6. Thiamin
8. Niacin
9. Vitamin B6
10. Folic Acid
11 Vitamin b12
12. Blotin
13. Pantothenic Acid
14. Calcium.
15. Iron.
16. Phosphorus
17. Iodine
18. Magnesium
19. Zinc
20. Selenium
21 Copper
22 Manganese
23. Chomium
24. Molybdenium
25. Chloride.
26. Potassium
27. Boron
28. Nickel
29. Silicon
30. Tin
31. Vanadium
32. Luetein (Tagetes erecta flower)
33. Lycopene
  Size is mostly generic. Though if you get enough of each of those vitamins, you will be healthy.
Dave R
Can you safely take IV Fluids (Sodium Chloride) orally?
Can you take IV Fluids (Sodium Chloride) straight from the bag orally without any health risks?
Just wanted to know as a survival technique when you have no water left but IV bags are available
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.
  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.
I bought some Magnesium Chloride Liquid from NutriCology and was wondering if it can be used in an IV as well?
I do hydrogen peroxide therapy in IV form and Magnesium Chloride is suggested with this. I was just wondering if what i bought will work?
  Provided you balance the osmotic pressure it should be fine, although I'm not sure what the maximum concentration for the molarity of MgCl as opposed to NaCl can be.
Alex F
Rite Aid saline solution for cleaning piercing?
I just got my ear pierced again today after the hole closed up and I no longer have any of that ear care antiseptic from Claire's (which I heard isn't that great anyways). I just wanted to know if the saline solution I got from Rite Aid is good for cleaning my piercing. I thought it would just be salt and water but in the contents section, it says: A sterile, isotonic, buffered solution that contains boric acid, sodium borate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, preserved with polyaminopropyl (0.00003%) and edetate disodium (0.025%).

I was just wondering if all those extra things besides sodium chloride is good to use on my ear or if I should return it.

I also have some bactine spray but I heard not to use that either.

  Use coarse sea salt and warm water. ( I have my ears, my navel and my eyebrow pierced )
This is best to use. Dissolve about 2 teaspoons in a coffee mug of warm to hot water. Dip a cotton ball in the water and clean the back and front of the piercing. The best way to do this ( after the piercing heals ) is to take the earring out and clean both back and front and the post before putting it back in. And this is all you need

2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
Coffee mug of warm or hot water
Cotton balls or Q-Tips
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?
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
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
Potassium citrate and potassium chloride?
If someone has been on Potassium citrate (urocit-k) for 9 years (for Cystinuria/Kidney stones), why would a doctor have them to start taking both the potassium citrate and the potassium chloride, together? Especially if that person has developed High blood pressure?
how much potassium and sodium chloride should a person have a day?
im bulimic and my doctor said i have low potassium and sodium chloride. i was wondering how many tablets of potassium and how much salt should i take daily?
(pls don't tell me that i should jus stop being bulimic, im trying 2 work on it)
una ragazza siciliana
  According to Wikipedia, you need a total of 2,000 milligrams of potassium and 2,400 grams of sodium a day. Do the math, find out how much you need.
Heero K
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?
  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
suplement or vitamin containing malic acid and magnesium chloride?
does anybody know the name of a suplement containing magneium chloride and malic acid that help fibromyalgia patients/and where can i buy them thanks
  Try the following link:
which is safe, Lysol or Quaternary ammonium chloride disinfectant?
Is Lysol a Quaternary Ammonium chloride based disinfecting chemical?
saint anne
  I have a bottle of it, and it says the active ingredient is Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chlorides.
Mooned Y!A
What is the daily value needed for these?
Protein- How many g
Carnitine- mgs
Taurine- mgs
Vitamin A- IUs
Vitamin D- IUs
Vitamin E- IUs
Vitamin K- mcgs
Vitamin C- mgs
Folic Acid- mcgs
Vitamin B1- mgs
Vitamin B2- mgs
Vitamin B6- mgs
Vitmain B12- mcgs
Niacin- mgs
Choline- mgs
Biotin- mcgs
Pantothenic Acid- mgs
Inositol- mgs
Potassium- mgs
Chloride- mgs
Calcium- mgs
Phosphorus- mgs
Magnesium- mgs
Iodine- mcgs
Manganese- mgs
Copper- mgs
Zinc- mgs
Iron- mgs
Chromium- mcgs
Molybdenum- mcgs
Selenium- mcgs
  I was told that vitamin C is the most important.
And if you do have bad bone then try Calcium and if you have very low iron then get Iron.
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?
  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
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.
  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...
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
  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
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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
Are 1,250 mg of Ammonium Chloride and 570 mg of Sodium Citrate dangerous?
I usually robotrip using a certain product (whose only active ingredient is DXM) that ran out at the local store. Instead I bought another cough syrup that in each 5 mg has:
diphenydramine HCL (12.5 mg)
DXM HBR (15 mg)
pseudoephedrine hcl (30 mg)
ammonium chloride (125 mg)
sodium citrate (57 mg)
menthol (1 mg)

I'd usually take it so I'd get about 150 mg of DXM, but that means I'd get 1,250 mg of sodium citrate and 570 mg of sodium citrate, which I've never dealt with before. Would those 2 get me really sick.. and not be worth taking?
  Ammonium Chloride is used as an expectorant, and the LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of the population) is 1650mg/kg. So unless you weigh under 1.5 pounds, you should be OK with 1250 mg.

There are three "sodium citrates," but trisodium citrate is the one usually meant when using the term.
Taken orally, it's used as an antacid. It is also used as tart-tasting food additive, including in some Ocean Spray juices.
It's generally considered harmless, unless you do something like eat a brick of it.
Is there any colonoscopy prep one can take without taking Bisacodyl tablets?
Looking for a colonoscopy prep without having to take Bisycodyl Tablets. Also without the polyethylene glycole, sodium bicaronate,
sodium chloride, polyethylene glycol 3350, and potassium chloride, as I can't tolerate them. :-(
Thanks for the prompt responses...I'm seeing my gastro doc next week and will inquire about these alternatives!
  Fleet Phosho Soda (or generic) the active ingredients are Monobasic Sodium Phosphate Monohydrate, 7.2 g and Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Heptahydrate, 2.7 g

It is a 1.5 oz bottle and you take 2 doses 4 to 5 hours apart. The instructions call for it to be mixed in an 8 oz clear beverage. It is real salty so I have tried it with margarita mix and chugged it. I usually immediately follow it with Gatorade ot PowerAde so as to not deplete my electrolytes. I have also chugged the bottle straight (like a shot) and then chased it with a clear flavored liquid.

There is a warning if you already have heart disease or kidney failure. DO NOT cheat on the clear diet or beverages because it works by drawing water to your intestines. Remember to drink lots of clear liquid, eat Jell-O and stay close to the commode. If you consume the clear diet you will be fine.

Everyone I know says this is the least disgusting of the preps.
Póg Mo Thóin
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?

  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.
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?


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.
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.
  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! :-)
accidentally drank dristan nasal spray?
i was goofing around with my friend and he sprayed me in the mouth with dristan nasal spray and i swallowed a fair amount. the med ingredients are Phenylephrine HCl , Pheniramine Maleate and the non-medical ingredients are alcohol, benzalkonium chloride, cellulose, eucalyptol, menthol, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate and thimerosal.

What should i do? i feel fine
  alright, so your nasal and you throat are connected. have you ever noticed that when you have a stuffy nose and you breathe in, you can feel yourself swallowing it? swallowing something that's taking the same path from a different starting point wont do anything to you. hope i've helped. lets hope this doesn't happen again with something dangerous. good luck =]
Good Advice
Am i taking too many vitamins?
Sainsbury's Beauty Complete:
Vit D - 5ug
Vit E - 40mg a-te
Vit C - 60mg
Thiamin (vitamin B1) - 8mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) - 4mg
Niacin - 18mg NE
Vit B6 - 10mg
Folic Acid - 400ug
Vit B12 - 9ug
Biotin - 45ug
Pantothenic Acid - 40mg
Iron - 12mg
Magnesium - 75mg
Zinc - 15mg
Iodine - 200ug
Copper - 1000ug
Manganese - 0.5mg
Chronium - 50ug
Selenium - 100ug
Natural Beta Carotine - 2mg
Crysteine - 10mg
Grape Extract - 16mg

Sainsbury's A-Z multivitamins & minerals:
Vit A - 800ug RE
Vit D - 5ug
Vit E - 10mg a- TE
Vit C - 60mg
Thiamin (vitamin B1) - 1.4mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) - 1.6mg
Niacin - 18mg NE
Vit B6 - 2mg
Folic Acid - 200ug
Vit B12 - 1ug
Biotin - 150ug
Pantothenic Acid - 6mg
Calcium - 200mg
Phosphorus - 145mg
Iron - 14mg
Magnesium - 100mg
Zinc - 15mg
Iodine - 150ug
Vit K - 20ug
Copper - 1000ug
Manganese - 1mg
Chronium - 25ug
Selenium - 25ug
Potassium - 40mg
Chloride - 36mg

Sainsbury's Cod Liver Oil & Calcium:
Vit A - 800ug RE
Vit D - 5ug
Vit E - 10mg a-TE
Calcium - 400mg
Cod Liver Oil - 265mg
& Fish Baby Oil - 264mg
Providing Omega 3 - 150mg
Of which EPA - 70mg
and DHA - 55mg

I don't have a clue what any of this means, These are the tablets i take one of each every day, I wasn't concerned until my sister had said to me it was possible to overdose... Just a bit of guidance and some understanding would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.
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??

  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
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??
  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
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?
  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.
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?
  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.
I just ate this! What is best antidote? Did not look at list of ingredients first....?
From ingredients list:

Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate [Preservatives]
Sodium Phosphate
Monosodium Glutamate
Extractives of spices
Lemon Oil
Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate
Sodium Nitrite
Powdered cellulose (added to prevent caking)
More of last item
More of last item

I was really hungry and it was all in a pizza which tasted AWFUL,
I will never buy it again.

What are my prospects, what would you recommend?

It was a big pizza and I ate the whole thing. I was thinking how lousy it was compared to others I have used before....

AND THEN I read the list of ingredients (too late).

Help please, your recommendation?
reduced iron
and calcium chloride too
and "flavoring" not otherwise described
some natural stuff came with all of this
Ursus Particularies
  chill cuz it ain't going to kill you. and just don't buy that brand anymore.
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?
  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.
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.
  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
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.
  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
What are the reasons of reduction of sodium chloride and potassium contents in the blood?
I want to know the reasons for reduction of sodium chloride and potassium in the blood. What are the signs and symptoms of such reduction? What damage does it do to the body? How to maintain the optimum level of the two contents?
  usually the main reason for reducing sodium chloride levels (or just sodium) in the blood is to lower your blood pressure. lowering of potassium levels is not usually seen unless you've had lab tests to show you have high potassium..and that doesn't usually happen normally.

lowering sodium levels too much is almost never a problem in north america because our diet has so much salt in it. we intake on average 7 times more salt than we actually need in a day. but if you do have low sodium you might get low blood pressure (dizziness, fainting, especially when standing up from a sitting position)

lowering potassium levels is really dangerous and that's why it doesnt usually happen unless you're on drugs. it will cause you to feel lethargic and will slow your heart rate down. having too low potassium in an EXTREME case will cause your muscles to freeze up and you wont be able to move them, including your heart muscles and your lung muscles = you'll probably die

your body will usually maintain both sodium and potassium levels fine. just watch out for excess sodium in your diet (less salt) and if you're on any drugs then talk to your pharmacist
Can a skin mole be removed using bloodroot?
I have heard that a skin mole can be removed by using blood root paste. I am aware of several 'black salves' that contain blood root and zinc chloride. Zinc Chloride has not been easy to come by however, if one has the blood root herb , is there a way it can be prepared to safely remove skin moles?
  I am not sure about that but I had 2 moles on my face that kept itching.... good size ones to. A plastic surgeon put me to sleep and there was no pain what so ever even afterwards. They are gone and you can't even tell they were there. # days ago I had 3 large sunspots removed from arms. The doctor froze them they swelled into big blisters and within 24 hrs they were gone. I would go have them removed because I look at it this way if its not suppose to be there then get it off!
can a person dad had prostate cancer take magnesium chloride?
a person that suffered from prostate cancer 3 years ago can take magnesium chloride?
Doctor J
What is calcium acetate for?
What is the difference between calcium and calcium acetate?
  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
Can you survive without eating drinking "Naked Juice" "Ensure" etc?
I am going to fast for 30 days - 60 days if able to. These are the vitamins and minerals for the ensure I bought.

Vitamin A 25% • Vitamin C 50% • Calcium 30% • Iron 25% • Vitamin D 25% • Vitamin E 25% • Vitamin K 25% • Thiamin 25% • Riboflavin 25% • Niacin 25% • Vitamin B6 25% • Folate 25% • Vitamin B12 25% • Biotin 25% • Pantothenic Acid 25% • Phosphorus 25% • Iodine 25% • Magnesium 25% • Zinc 25% • Selenium 25% • Copper 25% • Manganese 60% • Chromium 25% • Molybdenum 50% • Chloride 8% • Choline 15%

and this is the naked juice
clicki on nutritional info.That is the fruit puree it has.

Can I go 60 days without eating and survive on a couple of these drinks a piece each day
  Ensure is technically a meal replacement drink. So you would be replacing the fat and calories with it.
And naked juice is a pretty good drink, lots of sugar though.

Be careful, though.
Could the ingredients in this be the cause of my improved mood?

Iv been taking this vitamin supplement for 3 weeks now and recently have noticed an improved mood. I was taking a multi vitamin and b-complx before. Could the ingredents in this have improved my mood as I know there are amino acids and herbs in this that can do this i think? the ingredients are at the end of this question.

On the other hand I have hypothyroidism and have been increasing my medication recently too, so maybe the improved mood is from this?

Also, My vitamin D was a bit low in a test and I have also been taking 2000IU vitamin D3 for the past 3 weeks.

For the past few years I have felt quite depressed and unsociable because of this but recently have felt much more sociable and out going, but really don't know if it's the correcting of hypothyroidism or the supplement doing this. Which out of these three is more likely causing the better mood?

Here are the ingredients of the supplement (I take 2 servings per day so the amounts I take are double these):

• Vitamin A (as Retinol Palmitate); 2500 IU
• Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid); 15 mg
• Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol); 200 IU
• Vitamin E (as Mixed Tocopherols); 30 IU
• Thiamine (as Thiamine Hydrochloride); 12 mg
• Riboflavin (as Riboflavin-5-Phosphate); 12 mg
• Niacin (as Inositol Niacinate); 13 mg
• Vitamin B6 (80% as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride and 20% as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate); 50 mg
• Folic Acid; 300 µg
• Biotin; 250 µg
• Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate); 500 mg
• Calcium (as Glycerophosphate); 225 mg
• Magnesium (as Citrate/Malate, Glycinate, Ascorbate); 212 mg
• Zinc (as Ascorbate); 8 mg
• Selenium (as Selenomethionine); 25 µg
• Copper (as Gluconate); 0.5 mg
• Manganese (as Glycerophosphate); 5 mg
• Chromium (as Polynicotinate); 100 µg
• Sodium (as Ascorbate); 10 mg
• Potassium (as Chloride); 2 mg
• Pantethine; 50 mg
• Bioflavonoids; 7 mg
• Choline Bitartrate; 25 mg
• Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA); 17 mg
• Glycine; 1000 mg
• DL-Phenylalanine; 250 mg
• L-Serine; 250 mg
• L-Threonine; 100 mg
• L-Tyrosine; 25 mg
• EDTA (Calcium); 25 mg
• Kelp; 25 mg
• Proprietary Blend of Porcine Glandulars (Adrenal, Orchic, Hypothalamus, Pituitary); 392 mg
• Maca (Root) Extract; 275 mg
• Ashwagandha (Root) Extract; 125 mg
• Licorice (Root) Extract; 50 mg
• Eleuthero (Root) Extract; 25 mg
• Ginger (Root) Extract; 12 mg
• Ginkgo (Leaf) Extract; 12 mg
• Oat Bran; 1000 mg
Ashwagandha is Indian Ginseng, which helps with stress and immune system. Eleuthero Root is Siberian Ginseng, which helps with energy and stress. Maca is good for sexual health and some aspects of Testosterone. Those alone could easily improve (or at least minimize) a bad mood, plus there are several nutrients in there that can help with energy and/or good overall health... when you feel healthier, you tend to feel better.
I hope I helped!
Question for Eye drops?
1. CIPROC-D (Ciprofloxacin & Dexamethasone)
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride IP, Dexamethasone IP
Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose IP
Benzal Konium Chloride NF

2. Leegenta (Gentamicin & Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose)
Gentamicin Sulphate IP
Hydroxy Propyl Methy Cellulose
Benzalkomium Chloride Solution
what is the use of each drops ??

I know there are different conjunctivitis - in what condition each drops should be used?
Bindu Sinha
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.
  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.
Can i take Vitazinc and Centrum daily?
A doctor advised me to take Vitazinc, because i was suffering from hairloss lately. (I'm 19 years old)
I was wondering if i can take 1 capsule Centrum in the morning and 1 capsule Vitazinc after 12 hours~

Vitazinc composition:
Each capsule contains:
Zinc gluconate (equivalent to 25 mg Zinc) 175 mg
Vitamin A 50.000 I.U.
Vitamin E 100 mg
Dosage: 1-3 Capsules

Centrum composition:
Vitamin A 100%
Vitamin D 100%
Vitamin E 100%
Vitamin C 100%
Thiamin (vit B1)100%
Riboflavin (vit B2 ) 100%
Niacin 100%
Vitamin B6 100%
Folacin (folic acid)100%
Vitamin B12 100%
Biotin 100%
Panothenic acid100%
Iron 100%
Iodine 100%
Calcium 20%
Phosphorus 16%
Magnesium 33%
Zinc 90%
The following ingredients are also in centrum, but there is no recommended daily allowance for them.
Vitamin K

Dosage: 1 capsule MAX.
  Please consult a doctor.
Final Fantasy
I need to know everything about Magnesium Chloride?
magnesium chloride
  Magnesium chloride is the name for the chemical compounds with the formulas MgCl2 and its various hydrates MgCl2(H2O)x. These salts are typical ionic halides, being highly soluble in water.

Hope this helps :)
Razorflame (US)
magnesium chloride in USA?
were see magnesium chloride in USA ????
victor hugo n
massage therapist
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?

  i'm a vegetarian too and i love silk soymilk for calcium.
you can also try almounds, spinach, brocolli, tofu, or beans.
What is in saliva cleanser?
I have never heard of drug testing with a mouth swab, but they have a mouthwash that forces a negative on the test. What is it in the wash that is the "active" ingredient? These are in order what is in it

water, glycerin, magnsium sulfate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, witch hazel, aloe vera, boron citrate, lithium sulfate, peppermint(for taste!), sodium benzoate, and potassium sorbate

I get witch hazel and aloe and what not, but what do the other chemicals do? How does it produce a film or whatever? Why are there little thingys floating in it?
Please answer with intelligent answers, if you dont know, join the club dont tell me about it. And if you dont do drugs good for you, keep your opinions to yourself.
Joshua B
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.
  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.
where can I get zinc chloride and oil of spike?
betty h
  Zinc chloride is toxic and I doubt that it would be on general sale. I can't find any reference to oil of spike.
Is this turkey healthy for me to eat? Also trying to lose weight. Help please.?
I just came back from a little workout and i just ate a bunch of turkey by itself with a little ham and cheese. NO BREAD. Is this turkey healthy? I am also going back to a workout session in a bit.

Serving Size 2 oz. (56g)
Servings Per Container 11
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30 mg 10%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%

INGREDIENTS: Turkey breast, water, contains less than 2% of potassium lactate, sugar, salt, potassium chloride, sodium phosphate, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite.
COATED WITH: Spices, dehydrated lemon, invert syrup, tomato powder, maltodextrin, malic acid, modified food starch, pectin, xanthan gum.
Daniel Vintila
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
  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.
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.
  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.
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is there a Sodium Chloride drug that is incorporated into Intravenous Fluids?
  Thats what usually is in the fluids that they give you in an IV to keep you hydrated.
Jessica M
Where can you get Potassium Chloride without a prescription?
Also, it is available in IV form or do they only sell the pills?
  Overseas? Try a mail order pharmacy based overseas like Mexico.

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