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:

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Lee recommends that (1) serum calcium levels should be examined and followed longitudinally more carefully, (2) low serum calcium levels may be considered a potential risk factor for SCA in the community, and (3) more research is necessary to determine whether patients in the lowest quartile of serum calcium would benefit from higher dietary calcium intake or calcium supplementation.
The studies had different endpoints and included the effects of calcium plus vitamin D supplementation, the effects of calcium supplementation, relationships between calcium intake levels and risks for CVD mortality, and relationships between calcium intake levels and risks for stroke.
But not all research is on board that calcium supplementation is of concern.
Effects of a long-term vitamin D and calcium supplementation on falls and parameters of muscle function in community-dwelling older individuals.
The panel acknowledged that the majority of older adults did not meet the recommended intake from dietary sources alone, and therefore would require calcium supplementation.
It has been suggested that calcium supplementation contributes to gastrointestinal (GI) side effects [1] including constipation [2]; calcium carbonate is specifically implicated [3].
The research also found that vitamin D and calcium supplementation didn't affect future risks, even among individuals with a history of cardiovascular disease.
calcium supplementation found that dairy foods lead to fat loss, but not weight loss.
A reduction in 90 day mortality was also observed in association with calcium supplementation.
This is a key consideration since the effectiveness of calcium supplementation is reported in women with a pre-pregnancy deficit, so the recovery of calcium reservoirs prevents the development of preeclampsia (7).
Due to the unknown effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation (VDCS) on the risk of developing hypercalciuria and subsequent de novo stone formation, we examined the impact of maintenance doses of vitamin D (VD) and calcium on urinary calcium excretion and de novo stone development in VDI patients with a history of urolithiasis.
Prior observational studies suggested that low levels of vitamin D in humans may increase risk of colorectal cancer, but in the more rigorous setting of a randomized placebo-controlled trial, we found that vitamin D and calcium supplementation did not reduce the risk of colorectal adenomas, which are cancer precursors.