calcium supplementation

calcium supplementation

An increase in calcium intake. The recommended daily allowance is about 1000 mg/day, increases to 1300 mg/day in prepuberty, postmenopausal and older people. Data from metanalysis has been unclear as to whether or not calcium supplementation reduces all-cause mortality and morbidity.

calcium supplementation

Metabolism The addition of Ca2+ to the diet, usually in the form of calcium carbonate

Patient discussion about calcium supplementation

Q. It will be fine for my dad to take calcium as extra supplement; It will be fine for my dad to take calcium as extra supplement; as his bones are getting weak…. How much calcium intake is necessary for him?

A. Older men need more calcium, because, as they age, the body becomes less efficient at absorbing calcium and other nutrients. Intake amount can’t be judged without age and weight and other body conditions are known. Please don’t give supplements without doctor’s prescription as the chances of overdose are more problematic.

Q. I'm concerned that my calcium supplements are contaminated w seashells or cow bones. Which brands are best

A. there should be labeled as "from animal source".
here is something that helped me choose:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calcium-supplements/AN00964

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The rationale for calcium supplementation in women with PMS lies in several studies suggesting that PMS patients have altered calcium homeostasis and increased risk of osteoporosis.
Results: Of the 270 participants, 37% reported calcium supplementation, and 41% reported regular weight-bearing exercise to prevent osteoporosis.
For now, you may want to keep your dairy intake reasonably low, and not overdo calcium supplementation (500-600 mg/day is usually enough).
Effect of calcium supplementation on urinary hydroxyproline in osteoporotic postmenopausal women.
Treatment benefits included prolonged serum calcium maintenance, reduced vitamin D and calcium supplementation and fewer hypocalcemic symptoms --
The study, "The Effects of Calcium Supplementation on Verified Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalization and Death in Postmenopausal Women: A Collaborative Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials," is the fifth study in the last few years to reaffirm calcium's safety, which is consistent with the overall body of scientific research.
Second, if the reported adverse effect of calcium supplementation on the cardiovascular system is real, it might be due to calcium-induced magnesium depletion, and therefore might be preventable by coadministration of magnesium.
Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults: U.
Dawson-Hughes and colleagues analyzed each participant's vitamin D supplementation within and independent of the study protocol, controlling for age, vitamin D blood levels at baseline, additional calcium supplementation and whether the person lived independently or under medical care.
On July 30, 2010, a meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Medicine reported that calcium supplementation was associated with a significant increase in risk for heart attack.
The relatively poor bioavailability of calcium is also uniformly found with all salts used for calcium supplementation.