It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Vitamins & Supplements Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-21-2004, 09:47 AM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 142
Cowspots HB User
Question about calcium...

Do men need to take calcium too?

Thanks

 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:09 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 730
kellie2 HB User
Re: Question about calcium...

It doesn't hurt but no, you don't need it like a female does. Also, if you're prone to kidney stones, you shouldn't be taking it at all.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-22-2004, 10:36 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 691
snowmelts HB User
Re: Question about calcium...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kellie2
It doesn't hurt but no, you don't need it like a female does. Also, if you're prone to kidney stones, you shouldn't be taking it at all.
Calcium does more than effect just the bones. It also effects muscles and vascular tissues and many cells of the body. EVERY human needs calcium to stay alive. But NOT all humans need EXTRA calcium over and above the amount they eat in food.

I just read an article saying that 80% of those that get Osteoporosis (thinning bones) are Women.. the other 20% are MEN.

Men DO get osteoarthritis.

I highly believe growing boys (and girls) need lots of milk and foods containing calcium to grow as strong a bones and teeth as possible before age 30.

The problem with calcium in food is that the main ones are dairy products and cholestrol considerations must taken into account with those.

You should ask your Dr if there is any reason you should or should not be taking calcium suppliments but it is most likely that a "multi-vitimen" has plenty enough calcium if you are an average human.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
2 Question: Nutrition tables on herbs speed & spices and blood thinner tips? tariqa Open to All Other Health Topics 1 12-06-2009 07:34 AM
Board Coverage Question Yunalesca Thyroid Disorders 2 03-12-2009 04:56 PM
EZorb question/concern cathy4800 Osteoporosis 79 10-23-2007 06:56 AM
tygwym..Question Jenny C. Thyroid Disorders 4 01-31-2007 03:03 PM
Afib question sam061 Heart Disorders 9 10-10-2005 04:17 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



jenj770 (15), MyCat55 (5), jonnstar (3), captjane (3), itburns2004 (2), MISSYJOY (2), janewhite1 (2), bdrunner79 (2), mycatsmom (2), Fieryimp (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (904), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:43 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!