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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!
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
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
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.
[email protected]
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.

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.
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
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
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  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
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  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

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