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Calcium

Calcium Questions

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by 145 · October 21, 2014 at 3:13 AM

This coming month, I'm switching myself and my six year old son to a paleo diet. The biggest issue I'm having in planning is sources of calcium for my son, that he'll actually eat. He's autistic, and very, very picky about his food. Right now,... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · March 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Make your own bone broth. It is magic stuff. And is pretty tasty. Grains and legumes interfere with calcium uptake and increase our needs for it, so if your little one is eating plenty of meat and eggs and (hopefully) leafy greens, he will get... (more)

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by 60 · October 20, 2014 at 4:08 AM

I recently bought 225g (e.g. many many days worth) of buffered vitamin c powder in the form of calcium ascorbate. The reason I wanted a buffered form is because previously i tried the acid-y powder but it made me very very bloated. I am not... (more)

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by 3280 · October 20, 2014 at 3:35 AM

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)

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by 1418 · October 20, 2014 at 3:33 AM

I use cronometer to record what I am eating and everytime I have used it, my minerals are not up where they are supposed to be. My vitamins are fine, probably because I eat alot of liver, but its the minerals that are constantly low. For example... (more)

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amplify 0 · April 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

This isn't an answer to the question you asked but obsessing over the micronutrient content of every ounce of food you consume and attempting to hit some arbitrary numbers on a daily basis strikes me as being wildly unhealthy. If you are eating... (more)

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by 0 · October 20, 2014 at 3:27 AM

i take calcium 600mg+D3 it recommends taking one tablet two to three times a day im wondering if i can take two at the same time cause i always forget to take the second dose in the evening. If i do take 2 together is the second one gonna be just... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · January 09, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I just read this, may be helpful... http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/calcium-supplements-or-without-vitamin-d-increase-risk-cardiovascular-events (more)

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by 480 · October 20, 2014 at 3:24 AM

How can we integrate these points: Calcium/Magnesium has an optimum ratio - perhaps 2:1 (ive seen this elsewhere as well): http://nutritionbreakthroughs.posterous.com/studies-confirm-best-calciummagnesium-ratio-d (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 28, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I will go against popular wisdom here and say that the Paleo recommendation for calcium is too low. Sure, the paleolithic people didn't have goats or cows with them, but they had lots of bone broths, and ate all the marrow from bones. Today, it's... (more)

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by 4991 · October 20, 2014 at 3:23 AM

I have been using FitDay on and off for about 2 years now and find that I am regularly low in some minerals - potassium, magnesium and calcium to name a few. I've started adding nori, wakame etc to my diet and find in this... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · November 12, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Seaweed is used extensively to build soil on rocky coastal areas. Without the seaweed additions, virtually nothing would grow. Soils built upon mostly seaweed aren't necessarily that high in minerals, since they are usually also near areas with... (more)

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by 49 · October 20, 2014 at 3:22 AM

Hello there. Im currently on the following every day regiment: 600mg calcium 300mg magnesium 50mcg K2 2500iu D3 600mg vitC Are there any other supplements i could benefit from taking? Is the calcium enough? My diet consists of lots of... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · October 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM

It depends on how much you weigh and how much you're getting from food. I would say 1g Vit C if you're not getting it from food. But you must be getting some from what you eat. As for K-2 in MK4 / Menaquinone form, 1mg if not getting from... (more)

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by 78422 · October 20, 2014 at 3:13 AM

Hi all, I am wondering what recommendations for calcium would be for weight-trainers who do high volume load bearing exercise daily? Currently I take approx. 2500 mg. but I'm apprehensive of the soft tissue calcification I've heard so much about... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 18, 2011 at 2:53 AM

Again context.....for most I don't recommend calcium supplementation. A guy like you you don't need it. Magnesium maybe a different ballgame.

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by 226 · October 19, 2014 at 4:02 AM

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 128 · October 19, 2014 at 3:17 AM

I have only been doing this for one week, so far I'm loving it. I love the way I'm eating, the foods are great. I am excited to continue. I'm concerned about Calcium, being a woman it's important that I get what I need. So, supplements? ... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · July 09, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Supposedly the reason why calcium supplements don't work is that the calcium goes into your arteries and may spark a cardiovascular event, rather than fortifying your bones for those suffering from osteoporosis. I wonder how many other... (more)

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by 78422 · October 19, 2014 at 3:16 AM

My question is how much calcium should an average height/build, metabolically active young man have and what are some physical signs/symptoms of excess and deficiency? I have relied on the following signs to gauge my calcium intake... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · June 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM

I think Calcium supplementation is unneeded for most fit people. It is needed for those who are obese and for older americans with osteopenia or porosis but even there I dont use a whopping dose. I push Magnesium way more. 1000mgs a day is... (more)

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by 78422 · October 19, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Hi everyone. I am going to pass off my daily calcium supplementation program: 1 eggshell(with meal #1) 1 eggshell/1 500 mg. calcium carbonate tablet with 150iuVitD3(with meal #2) repeat same dose for meals #3 and #4. Total calcium 'per... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · March 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Do you eat a lot of food with high oxalate content (most nuts, spinach, rhubarb and chocolate are some of the really big offenders.) Oxalic acid is an anti-nutrient that binds with the calcium in your food to form calcium oxalate. This keeps the... (more)

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by 1042 · October 18, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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 0 · October 18, 2014 at 3:48 AM

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 1670 · October 18, 2014 at 3:36 AM

My mom is getting on my nerves lately with her concern in my way of eating. Being a conventional doctor, she thinks I dont get enough calcium because I don't eat dairy. She wants me to take supplements and frankly I think that is stupid. What are... (more)

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Jan_9 0 · May 09, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I have the same problem - except it is my sister that is nagging me, mercilessly. I found this article very useful: http://whole9life.com/2012/02/what-about-calcium/ (more)

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by 6229 · October 18, 2014 at 3:24 AM

My mother has osteoporosis and I was thinking of suggesting this for her: Before she forks over $$ for this I wanted to get some feedback. https://www.drrons.com/bone-calcium-from-grassfed-New-Zealand-cattle.htm TIA (more)

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by 78422 · October 18, 2014 at 3:01 AM

my hemoglobin went from 11.9 (reference interval 11.5-15.0) in 5/09 to 9.9 today- 8 months into paleo. what's up with that? my periods have been less heavy and i am eating more red meat that i ever have. so guess what ?- i'm making the call to a ... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 03, 2010 at 11:25 AM

actually i just read that feeling cold is not due to anemia, but may have something to do with the thyroid. anemia and thryroid problems often co-occur supposedly. now i have to read more to find out why.

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by 161 · October 15, 2014 at 3:07 AM

See http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/health/30vitamin.html The very high levels of vitamin D that are often recommended by doctors and testing laboratories ??? and can be achieved only by taking supplements ??? are unnecessary and... (more)

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qualia 0 · November 30, 2010 at 4:18 PM

this article on the NYT is the biggest peace of crap on vitamin D i have ever read. just one example: "20-30ng is plenty for optimal bone health". it's fucking NOT! max. bone density manifests between 34ng and 45ng. above 50ng it may even decrease... (more)

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