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Calcium - Dietary Supplement - Uses - Health Benefits - Side Effects

Calcium is a popular dietary supplement. There are many types of calcium supplements available. Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and helps many bodily functions. Adequate calcium intake is vital for strong bones, and the prevention of osteoporosis. Information on the uses, health benefits, and side effects of calcium supplements.
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Calcium Supplements - What You Should Look For In Calcium Supplements?
Calcium supplements are available without a prescription in a wide range of preparations and strengths, which can make selecting one a confusing experience. Many people ask which calcium supplement they should take. The best calcium supplements are those that meet your needs.

Osteoporosis And Nutrition: The Role Of Calcium And Other Nutrients
Nutrition is one of many factors that influence osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Prevention: The Role Of Calcium And Vitamin D
The foods we eat contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients that help keep our bodies healthy. Two nutrients in particular calcium and vitamin D are needed for strong bones.

Calcium In The Diet
Calcium is the most plentiful mineral found in the human body. Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the growth, maintenance, and reproduction of the body. Calcium is essential for the formation and maintenance of healthy bones. The bones incorporate calcium into their structure and are continually being reabsorbed and re-formed.

Calcium And Bones
Can calcium intake help keep your bones strong?

Calcium Carbonate Poisoning
Calcium carbonate poisoning is an overdose of calcium carbonate, which is commonly available in supplements and antacids.

Is Coral Calcium a Better Form of Calcium?
Coral calcium is heavily promoted as a superior form of calcium. It is a form of calcium derived from coral reefs.

Child Nutrition Basics: Calcium Rich Foods
Inadequate calcium intake may mean children will not develop their optimal bone mass, which can put them at risk of fractures and osteoporosis later in life. Knowing which foods are high in calcium can help you make sure that you are encouraging your kids to get enough calcium in their diet.

Getting Enough Calcium In Your Diet
Cow's milk and dairy products are probably the best known dietary source of calcium. Unfortunately, many people are lactose-intolerant, allergic to cow's milk, or may desire to exclude dairy products from their diet. Although the National Dairy Council might like you to believe milk is the only source of calcium, there are other sources for calcium available.

Calcium & Vitamin D May Not Be Enough to Reduce Fracture Risks
Studies suggest that supplementation with Calcium and Vitamin D is not effective for preventing fractures in older people.

Calcium By DrDoc On-Line
A report on the effect of low dietary intake of calcium.

Profile: Calcium
Supplement profile and essential information for calcium. Common forms include: calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, calcium gluconate, calcium lactate, calcium chloride, calcium malate, calcium aspartate, and calcium ascorbate, from UMM.

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