Originally Posted by Piano0105
I have high cholesterol so I rely on low-fat yogurt as well as calcium-fortified orange juice and cereal. However, I'm not going to stop taking 3 calcium citrate tablets per day since I can't get enough from food alone.
Yeah, I've been doing the low-fat yogurt (even before this, always love yogurt) and I had thought that the calcium-fortified OJ was okay, but now I'm not so sure about that since it's not "natural" calcium, the ingredients say "calcium carbonate" so I assume that's basically just like adding a supplement to the OJ. I did read one analysis of the study (not sure whether this is true or not, so take it for what you will) but it explained that one of the problems with supplements is the body gets all this calcium at once and doesn't know what to do with it, so it forms plaque. But what about if you space out the supplements? I've always taken 2 in the morning, one in the afternoon, and 2 in the evening.
In any case, there is just no way I could get as much calcium as I'm supposed to by food alone. So I've just decided to scale back on the supplements, and increase the food a bit. I'm hoping it balances out.