I am wondering if it is safe for me to take Calcium supplements when I do have trouble with constipation/diverticulosis. RIght now, I am doing okay, and don't want to rock the boat. But, I feel I need to start up with the Calcium. Any advise?
Some calcium supplements can cause constipation. It is natures natural tranquilizer. The type that causes less problems is the chelated type of calcium. This calcium is bonded to a protein amino acid that our systems readily absorb w/o having much effects on your intestines.
As you may know for the absorption of calcium you also need both magnesium and vitamin D.
i started takeing a calcium+iron supliment 3 months ago, i also started haveing slight constipation and pain around that time, i hadnt really put two and two together untill now, but its likley the calcium is the cuase
(thanks for hint, it helped me, hope this helps you too)
Please excuse any gramatical/spelling errors, I have a verbal disability.