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SLIMMERKIWI
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2/10/13 6:24 A

I would be inclined to check with your Dr and Dietitian before resorting to the supplements. The reason for that is that Calcium CAN be contraindicated for some health issues, and also when we take meditation - even some OTC meds.

There are many other ways of getting calcium into your diet. Some examples are:
Canned Salmon with the bones in

Canned Sardines with the bones in

Cheese

Yogurt

Milk

Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens

Fortified cereals such as Total, Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes (They have a lot of calcium in one serving.)

Fortified orange juice

Soybeans

Fortified soy milk or other alternatives (Not all alternatives are a good source of calcium, so it's best to check the label.)

Enriched breads, grains, and waffles

Below is a link with more, AND the calcium content:

www.iofbonehealth.org/calcium-rich-foodsa>

As a warning - there are studies out which show that some people are at risk of heart issues by taking Calcium Supplements. My own GP instructed me to take a 1/2 tab rather than a whole one because of this. I don't have heart disease, either.

Kris



BUNNYKICKS
Posts: 2,296
2/10/13 2:51 A

Ok firstly I will mention that sometimes the foods we add to our nutrition tracker, do not correctly show the vitamin and mineral contents. I just peeked at your tracker (always feel like such a creeper when i do that ha ha!) and noticed that neither the soy milk nor the babybel cheese entries contained a calcium value - even though both products would most definitely contain some calcium! This happens a lot with user-entered items, but also some "official Spark items" as well. So you are probably getting somewhat more calcium than your tracker actually shows.

That said, it is pretty hard to get 1000-1200 mg/day when eating 1200-1500 calories/day. Those supplements you linked to are as good as any, though i really don't know that i'd bother taking THREE per day as it says on the label. You might wish to check with a doctor or dietitian regarding what (if any) would be an appropriate daily amount.



SUZIEAJ
Posts: 172
2/10/13 2:43 A

I was considering taking Calcium supplements because I don't get a lot in my diet.
I've been trying to add yogurt and cheese but it doesn't look like it's doing much help as far as my tracker is concerned. I normally go to GNC to find supplements, and found two I may consider but I would like to get opinions.

I thought this might help with my Magnesium & Vitamin D intake: www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=26
03304&cp=3593185.12961320.13311981


Or just going with a chewable: www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12
728929&cp=3593185.12961320.13311981


Any suggestions would be great too.



 
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