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Main Ingredients:   Calcium

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RateADrug users have reported 1 Calcium side effect and 2 Calcium benefits.

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The two main types of calcium in supplements are carbonate and citrate.

Calcium Citrate is available under brand names Citracal or Solgar.

Calcium Carbonate is available under brand names Tums or Caltrate.

Some forms of calcium supplements are available in fortified foods including gluconate, lactate, and phosyphate. Calcium citrate malate is another well-absorbed form of calcium found in certain variety of fortified juices.

Calcium is primarily used in the prevention and treatment of calcium deficiencies.
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11 Jun 2014 I use Calcium for my bones. If I do a lot through the day . I will hurt a night. if I don't take them.
   —Posted by godbless4679
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02 Apr 2012 I was taking Calcium (usually calcium carbonate) in various forms; my teeth seem to demand it. My Chiropractor said that the body has a hard time with it. I was foggier in the head, mildly stressed. I took the Calcium Lactate (presumably from milk) in great moderation (I drink lots of milk anyway) and my body apparently tried dumping the Calcium Carbonate, as I got stiffer and had to lean on the Magnesium pretty hard for a while, plus I acquired a slight Calcium Carbonate taste in my mouth at that time. Now my head is a bit clearer, and I wake up more rested.
   —Posted by Gregory D. MELLOTT
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02 Apr 2012 I probably need to add that the needed dosage of Prilosec (or its generic) has since dropped by 1/2.
   —Posted by Gregory D. MELLOTT
10 Oct 2011 I feel calcium has protected me from broken bones
   —Posted by ann
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12 Sep 2011 great way to help promote health, mine come with vitamin d in it too
   —Posted by Anonymous
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06 Apr 2011 As a woman, I've been taught since I was young that extra calcium would be necessary for my bones and in taking care of the elderly, I can clearly see exactly what calcium depletion looks like! I don't want that for myself!
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