How much Cal-EZ should I take?

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When taking calcium supplements, the recommended dietary allowances are a good starting place but it’s not unusual for doctors to prescribe more or less depending on lab test results or specific needs. When trying Cal-EZ calcium and vitamin D supplement for the first time, you should work with your doctor to get you started on the right dose. You can …

Are you taking too much calcium?

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Are you taking too much calcium? Having too much calcium in the blood is called hypercalcemia.         It can be brought on by a number of things including Taking too much calcium or vitamin D Elevated vitamin D levels Overactive parathyroid glands (hyperparathyroidism) Certain medications (eg, lithium, which can cause hyperparathyroidism) Dehydration Certain cancers (eg, bone, breast, parathyroid) …

Calcium and Vitamin D: What Does Recommended Dietary Allowance Mean?

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When people are taking supplements, there comes a time when they wonder if they’re taking enough or not enough of their supplement. In future blog posts, we’ll cover the symptoms of too little and too much calcium and vitamin D. The US and Canadian governments asked the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) to review and update …

Calcium and Constipation

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Some people think calcium and constipation go hand in hand. And while it’s true that some calcium supplements can cause constipation, you don’t have to accept that as inevitable. Many people need calcium, whether for a managing a disease or as a supplement to their diet. So what’s to be done when that calcium causes bloating, straining, and, oh, the pain!? Don’t …

Taking Calcium With Other Medications

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Because of the way calcium is digested and absorbed, taking calcium at the same time as certain other medications may reduce, increase, or otherwise change the effectiveness of those medications. Listed below are some of the medications that calcium is known to interfere with. If you are taking one of these medications, talk with your doctor to learn about the …

Four Most Common Forms of Calcium

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There are a lot of calcium supplement choices out there from algae calcium that comes from ocean to calcium phosphate. It can get to be a bit mind boggling. Here are the four most common calcium types and a bit of information on each to help you and your doctor decide what might be best for you. Carbonate (Calcium Carbonate, …

Bone Health

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The skeleton is responsible for many things, including Providing a frame for the body Helping our bodies move Providing protection for internal organs Storing calcium and phosphorus Just like other organs in the body, our bones can be healthy or unhealthy. Healthy bones can do the things a skeleton is supposed to do. Unhealthy bones needs to be cared for. Just …