The how of calcium supplements

The most common calcium supplement out there is calcium carbonate – made from ground limestone or oyster shell. Did you know that the calcium carbonate in Tums actually neutralizes the stomach acid needed for calcium absorption? The best forms of calcium are pure calcium gluconate, calcium lactate, and calcium citrate. Calcium taken with iron is a No-No as it reduces the effect of both minerals. Never take calcium supplements that have magnesium included as magnesium is a stable mineral in the body and should be taken away from calcium. Calcium supplements should be calcium by itself and taken without other minerals and in small amounts throughout the day – no more than 600mg total. A deficiency of vitamin D3 also hinders the uptake of calcium.

Just the facts ma'am

Just the facts ma’am

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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