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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Every time I take multimineral supplements, I get constipated. I'd hate to switch to a supplement without calcium (I don't even know if there is such a thing), as I don't get enough calcium in my diet cause it all binds me up. My supplement has... (more)

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Matthew_Marhis 0 · February 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM

I agree with the above post. Just increase your magnesium citrate intake until it is no longer an issue. Magnesium is the yin to calciums yang and worst case scenario you will very relaxed.

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by 3979 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I want 'em soft like how they come in the can. I want to utilize the whole fresh fish.

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MyPaleoDiet 0 · February 03, 2013 at 3:22 PM

The bones of canned fish usually soft owing to the high pressure storage inside the can. So if you want your fish bones to be soft, you would have to pressure cook it. There are several fish recipes that you can cook using a pressure cooker, but... (more)

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by 226 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I'm following a ZC woe (due to autoimmune conditions) and was wondering if someone can help me figure out how to replace the 150mg of calcium citrate that I need to take 4-5x daily, with a natural source of calcium such as fish/fish bones. I've... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · February 10, 2013 at 4:49 PM

I've been eating like 2-3 servings of canned fish a day for like, a year. It's fine. Just make sure it's not all tuna and I think you'll be fine.

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by 226 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I'm on a very restricted diet (due to autoimmune issues) and am eating mainly beef and lamb (about 75-80% fat daily), and it is greatly improving my health. I've cut out all extra supplementation aside from calcium and my body seems to be getting... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · January 30, 2013 at 1:38 AM

I believe sardines are the best non-dairy source of calcium. Possibly even better than dairy.

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by 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

So I had a doctor's appointment today; my last appointment was in October, before I went completely Paleo in November. When she asked about my diet and how my weight loss was coming along, I told her I had lost a solid 12 pounds since November,... (more)

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RK 0 · January 15, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Here is a great chart of calcium sources: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/support-files/calciumpaleo.pdf And some good info from Loren Cordain (scroll down to the calcium question - he addresses the inflow versus outflow of calcium... (more)

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by 226 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Was wondering if anyone could share a reliable source to purchase PURE magnesium glycinate powder (without any additives). My 2 core supplements are calcium citrate and magnesium glycinate and need to avoid cellulose/magnesium stearate and all... (more)

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Angelina 0 · January 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM

I take potassium, calcium, bicarbonate soda and magnesium all day long in my liter bottles of water. It's probably not what you are looking for but thought I would mention it. The reason I like this product is that I can drink it all day long... (more)

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by 91 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

so is it? how bioavailable is it?

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Nemesis 0 · January 04, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I've heard of people adding egg shell powder to straight lemon or lime juice and letting them dissolve into a goop, which makes calcium citrate and is more bioavailable than the calcium carbonate of regular egg shells. The calcium also neutralizes... (more)

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I'm eating all the Paleo things I should for bone health but I always have that niggling feeling that it might not be enough without dairy. I really don't want to go back to dairy because I have noticed a lot of improvements in my airways and... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · December 28, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Also, there's plenty of calcium in several green vegetables, in almonds if you eat them and various other places. I load up on the leafy greens anyway, so I don't worry about it myself.

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by 3742 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Those of you who don't consume dairy, have you checked your typical routine to see if you're getting enough calcium? Have you had any lab tests to confirm? I suspect I'm getting most of my calcium from my lunch, which is a big salad of spinach and... (more)

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Mscott 0 · December 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I think calcium is a nutrient that we should focus on a bit more. I guarantee most people who eat a diary free paleo diet will have total intake of calcium well below the RDA, unless they eat a lot of green foliage and/or supplement. I gave an... (more)

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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

K2 activates the osteocalcin protein and shuttles calcium away from soft tissues, like blood vessels and kidneys (kidney stones) and into hard tissues like bones. So, would supplementing with k2-mk4 in the 10-30 mg/d range increase the TUL of... (more)

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JimRed 0 · December 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/mar2008_Protecting-Bone-And-Arterial-Health-With-Vitamin-K2_01.htm

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by 613 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I've been doing crossfit workouts 3x per week for the last month, and for the past two weeks of that, I've started having intense cravings for dairy. I've struggled with dairy cravings in the past, but I was really starting to get them under... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 04, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I have a sensitive front tooth. If I don't feed it dairy, the Paleo diet alone does NOT make it happy. If I either take a calcium pill, or I eat dairy, the pain goes away within 30 minutes. Which is kind of magical, if you ask me (and yes, I did... (more)

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I'm wondering if anyone one here heard about meat and poultry leading to poor bone health from a loss of calcium? There are a number of studies showing animal protein causes a high excretion of calcium from the urine. I've spoken to another paleo... (more)

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Mscott 0 · November 10, 2012 at 5:56 AM

Ok, so I've evaluated this theory before and found a bunch of studies confirming that meat protein is definitely not bad for your bones. Basically, meat protein increases the calcium lost in urine, but it also increases the calcium absorbed in... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I just started the Paleo diet 5 days ago & I wanted to make sure that I am doing it correctly. Here is a basic day for me so far: BREAKFAST -Ensure breakfast Powder in water - 160z (I will cut this out after I get a routine down) -Organic... (more)

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shelley_1 0 · October 25, 2012 at 2:57 AM

I think that you need to up your protein and fat intake and reduce your carbs a bit..that is quite a bit of sugar. Ditch the Insure powder and favor of some real food, greek yogurt if you eat dairy..check out some paleo websites..there are tonnes... (more)

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by 157 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

My supplement serving is 3 capsules,I take two with my first meal and one with my last meal.Any advice or am I doing it all right??

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lc875 0 · October 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Even though my supplement says take 2 daily, I only take one (600 mg calcium; 800 iu Vitamin D). I take it in the morning with food, as the directions state. I only take one because the rest of my calcium I can get from my diet. Side note: I... (more)

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by 468 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Between calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, and calcium from oyster shells, which is best? And also, are any very bad? I bought oyster shell calcium pills from CVS because they seem cheapest. Haven't tried them yet. Thoughts on their... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · August 31, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Calcium from oyster shells is calcium carbonate. I take calcium citrate because I think it is more bioavailable and it's easier on the stomach. I'm not sold on coral calcium--I thought it was environmentally damaging but I could be wrong. It... (more)

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by 75 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I've been seeing this everywhere: "The more calcium you consume, the more fat your body burns, even if you aren't cutting back on calories." So with this information many people advocate dairy products, since they give the highest calcium. Does... (more)

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Andreas_1 0 · August 30, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Calcium that you ingest without absorbing binds with fatty acids in the intestines and leaves via stool. The amount of fat that you can excrete this way is fairly modest, no more than 10 grams a day, and more likely in the 2-4 grams range. Animal... (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Could magnesium/calcium supplements cause dehydration? (Perhaps by drawing water into the intestine and away from other cells in your body? ) Could table salt added to food make that worse? I know a lot of paleo folks take magnesium &... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 28, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I've actually been speculating this for a while. When I take magnesium, I do feel more parched. Especially in the mornings. Table salt is shitty because it's only sodium chloride. You will never find just sodium chloride in nature in a state fit... (more)

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by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I haven't been eating yogurt or cheese lately(I wish I could but the stuff always makes me "muscous-y" maybe casein sensitivity) anyways, Which greens are the highest in calcium content, but low in oxalates? Also as a side note which ones don't... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Collard greens, kale, turnip greens, arugula, bok choy, broccoli rabe, mustard greens, dandelion greens all have good calcium content. List in descending order (or close to it).

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by 124 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I have quite a modest budget, so I don't think what I eat will provide enough micronutrients for me. I heard a few people take Vitamin D3, K2 and magnesium, and I am almost 100% sure that I am D3 deficient, but I also heard that you need K2 or... (more)

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anand_srivastava 0 · July 09, 2012 at 6:14 AM

If you want to spend the least, spend that money on K2, it is expensive, particularly the SuperK Lifeextension one, but it is important. D3 you can get from the sun, and it is a pretty cheap supplement, costing a 10-12$ for a whole year of D3,... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Can someone please point me to a Cal Mag D3 K2 MK-4 SOY-FREE supplement?

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Tree 0 · June 21, 2012 at 4:40 AM

MegaFoods is wheat/corn/soy free

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by 1376 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I am thinking of supplementing with Calcium-magnesium or Vit-D to help with insomnia and anxiety. Has any one had experience with this or other methods for controlling anxiety? Sticking to a very local carb strict paleo menu has been working out... (more)

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Chinaeskimo 0 · June 20, 2012 at 4:24 AM

L-Theanine was a godsend for me. 200 mg calms me down. I have read that it increases beta endorphin levels.

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by 8757 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

A friend of mine swears by this stuff, Equalactin, its actually a laxative, but on the box it clearly says its for Nervous stomach and used for IBS to restore the water balance in the bowels to combat both loose bowels and constipation. She... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · June 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

It's just a form of soluble fiber. It works both ways because it acts like a sponge in your intestines. Either retaining water (if you're constipated) or absborbing water (if you tend to have diarrhea). Before I went gluten-free and my... (more)

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by 1443 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I heard that eggshells are eaten as calcium by women in a certain part of Africa, and that eggshells can be boiled and grinded into powder to mix with drinks and soups. Anyone try eggshells as a calcium supplement? And there is always the bones... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · June 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Yes, eggshells have been discussed before on PaleoHacks, please do a search about it. As for calcium going where it's not supposed to be, that's why you're supposed to get enough foods that have K2 Mk4 (or supplement with it). Mk4 in particular is... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

I'm a Paleo newbie but already feel amazing after giving up grains & dairy. I'm a 55yr old healthy (low bp, normal weight, low cholesterol) & very active (aerobic & weight training) female with moderately annoying gut issues that... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 05, 2012 at 11:00 PM

If you're concerned about bone health, please also make sure you're getting enough vitamin K2. (Best sources: fats & organ meat from grassfed/pastured animals - butter, cream, egg yolks, liver. You can get K1 from leafy greens but people vary... (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

In case it matters, this is the mineral formula I use: http://www.iherb.com/Doctor-s-Best-Calcium-Bone-Maker-Complex-180-Capsules/27750?at=0 : Calcium (from microcrystalline hydroxyapatite) 600 mg 60% Potassium (from potassium citrate) 99 mg... (more)

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Swede 0 · May 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Yes. In most cases, food based vitamins and minerals are more absorbable than supplements because the food based nutrients exist as part of a food complex. In other words, they are contained within a matrix of proteins, fats and carbohydrates;... (more)