• December 8, 2017 at 12:31 am

    are calcium supplements effective? Are there differnet types that I should know about?  Can you use calcium on its own or do you have to get a combination supplement with vitamin d or magnesium?

  • December 15, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I feel that they’re effective because my doctor has been recommending them for a long time. My doctor recommends a calcium and magnesium combination supplement and a separate 1000iu of vitamin D separately.  I haven’t seen anything that says it wouldn’t work.  It sstill seems to be what people are supposed to do to prevent osteoporosis. They’re cheap enough that I think it’s worth it to take the risk and go for it because the benefits are important.

  • December 20, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Sure they are!  I think the key is to get calcium carbonate instead of citrate.  Ask your pharmacist to be sure

  • December 27, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Why is calcium carbonate better than citrate?  absorption?