Importance of calcium and supplements
Calcium is a mineral found in many foods and adequate
Look for labels that state "purified" or have been recommended by the physician. Avoid calcium from unrefined oyster shell, bone meal or dolomite.
Most brand name calcium products are absorbed easily in the body. If the product information does not state that it is absorbable, how well a tablet dissolves can be determined by placing it in a small amount of warm water for 30 minutes, stirring it occasionally. If it hasn’t dissolved within this time it probably will not dissolve in the stomach. Chewable and liquid calcium supplements dissolve well because they are broken down before they enter the stomach.
Calcium, whether from the
While calcium supplements generally are a satisfactory option for many people, certain preparations may cause
It is important to talk with a physician or pharmacist about possible interactions between prescription or over-the-counter
Keeping the above points in mind help to choose the best calcium supplement for an individual and compensate for the lost calcium as well a supply the requisite amount of calcium to the body.