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.
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calcium supplementation

Metabolism The addition of Ca2+ to the diet, usually in the form of calcium carbonate
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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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But while some research has indicated a benefit to calcium supplementation for older women especially, other data suggest that calcium supplements don't have any beneficial effect on osteoporosis and fractures, and that they may slightly increase the risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney stones, and gastrointestinal illness.
Prenatal calcium supplementation improves postpartum bone recovery
Editor's Note: "For people who may not be able to get enough calcium through their diets, calcium supplementation may be needed to reach the intake requirement of 800 to 1,000 mg/day," Dr.
Her 2007 study on bone health and vitamin D blood levels found, in a secondary analysis, that women who took vitamin D and calcium supplementation for four years had a 60 percent lower risk of all-type cancer than women who took placebos.
The take-home message: Calcium supplementation may increase the risk of serrated colorectal polyps.
With high elemental calcium content (40 per cent) and bioavailability, natural calcium carbonate is the preferred source, for calcium supplementation. In specific applications like icing sugar, fine grades like Omya Calcipur 110 KP can replace up to 35 per cent of sugar, reducing the calorie content from 310 to 174kcal.
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.
This principle was used to the maximum effect in this case and the patient responded very well to the regime while she was resistant to IV fluids, inotropes and calcium supplementation.
But not all research is on board that calcium supplementation is of concern.
Hypocalcemia resolved with intravenous and enteral calcium supplementation and discontinuation of potassium phosphate.
Effects of a long-term vitamin D and calcium supplementation on falls and parameters of muscle function in community-dwelling older individuals.