Ladies need your help re Calcium supplements !!!

India
September 1, 2009 7:24am CST
Friends, its advisable to take calcium supplements as you get older to ward of osteopororsis. The only type of calcium supplemnt I can get here is Shellcall, which I am told is dangerous as it gives kidney stones. Please tell me what type of calcium supplements you take, are they herbal or over the counter types? I'm really interested to get some herbal ones, but perhaps it's not possible...anyway I'm sure my lady friends on mylot will have lots of valuable info to share. I'm abit worried as I have a mild arthritis and really do need to take something to compensate for this.
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10 responses
@dpk262006 (56098)
• Delhi, India
1 Sep 09
Hi Sri! Pl. don't worry about kideny stones, if your Doctor has prescribed you Shellcal, you may continue to take it, as it is good artificial source of vitamin. I believe that milk and milk products such as cottage chess or curd are the best source of calcium and we you continue to take milk and milk prducts, I think, you will be able to reduce the deficiency of calcium. All the best to you!
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@divkris (1163)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hey sritrinity, i think you should opt for a natural way of getting rid of the problem then popping a pill. Ask you doctor how much of milk intake you should have a day. You can even have egg in difernt forms because it is rich in calcium. But the best is milk and diary products like curd, cheese, and low fat butter, etc., etc., that are RICH in calcium
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi there Divkris! Egg is rich in calcium...are you sure? I thought it was rich in protein? Yes I do try and take alot of milk,curd and cheese, but I can't digest too much and I don't feel I'm getting enough???
• India
2 Sep 09
u should take on glass cow milk daily that is the best source of calcium , which is not harmful also
@seanbryan (351)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Sep 09
Hi there! I am taking Osteocare as prescribed by my gynecologist since I got pregnant, you can ask your physician as this is widely used not only for pregnant women. It has a good effect on me as I don't feel backaches even if I had long hours in the office and in the evening at home for house chores considering that I'm currently 7 months on the way with my first baby. Good Day!
@gomaeann (46)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
Here in the Philippines we have CALTRATE plus, CALCI-AID, and other calcium product. But the most popular calcium supplement here in our country. Like me I'm one of the women who has scoliosis, but I have fun drinking milk. If you what safer way drink milk instead of taking calcium supplement, and about that caltrate plus i told u its over the counter.
@bird123 (10478)
• United States
2 Sep 09
If you are taking calcium, be sure to get plenty of vitamin C. I'm told this keeps the stones from forming. Now some orange juice has calcium in it. Maybe that is a good way.
@sehlers (166)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Calcium citrate is the best form to take calcium in, and as others have stated, vitamin D is needed to help absorb the calcium. Also, don't take calcium at the same time as an iron pill. One interferes with the absorption of the other; I can't remember which one right now. For arthritis you may also consider glucosamine/chondroitin. I have arthritis in my knee and this has helped slow down the degeneration. Oh, and make sure you exercise. Mild to moderate exercise really goes a long way towards strengthening bones and keeping arthritic joints flexible.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Hi sritrinity! I take a multi-vitamin supplement. And I also need some extra calcium too! But, I won't take anything without first speaking with my doctor and getting his advise as to what he feels is the best and safest thing for me to take! I have arthritis and some bone problems already! There are a few things out on the market, but I don't want to take anything until I check with my doctor. If you aren't sure what to take I suggest that you also contact your doctor just to check and see what kind would be best for you!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
1 Sep 09
You should have about 1200 mg a day of calcium. Most multi-vitamins have calcium in them. Dairy products are good sources as is about 15 minutes of sunlight a day which has the vitamin D which we need. There are numerous articles on calcium supplements on the medical web sites like WebMD . They give good explanations of what to look for and who should and should not take them. Also always check with your doctor about it since some people should not take them.
@ElicBxn (60674)
• United States
1 Sep 09
they tell me that Citrical is the best - calcium citrate - but right now I'm taking one that is a calcium carbonate in a Calcium, magnesium & zinc pill - also taking vit C is supposed to help with the absorption