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CALCIUM PILLS / TUMS W/CALCIUM - DOES HELP!

CALCIUM PILLS / TUMS W/CALCIUM - DOES HELP!

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Posted by Michelle on September 18, 2000 at 17:58:35:

Calcium is an OTC supplement we all do not usually get enough of. No Rx needed to purchase this.
When you take calcium about 40% of the dose gets to the bones the rest is eliminated in our waste. The calcium goes to the intestines and soaks up excess fluids and binds them together and they are gotten rid of in our waste.

This is a process that can be continued by taking the calcium carbonate on a regular basis thus giving a more formed BM.

There is calcium carbonate which helps us with diarrhea and there is claim citrate which is more easily absorbed by the body.

A lot of the calcium supplements contain a 2 to 1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. Magnesium is not helpful for us with diarrhea only causing more in most cases.

The dose to take is different for everyone. I must take 3 a day one at each meal and it does not make a difference if I take it before during or after just take it regularly.

The most success has come for using any formula of calcium supplement that is like Caltrate 600 Plus with Vitamin D and Minerals in the purple and white box.

I hope this will help anyone wishing to try it and I am always here to answer any questions for you. I have a lot of feed back form many users.

There are other things to consider. If you take any other meds check the side effects and also check with the pharmacist to see it taking calcium will interfere with you other medications and how you might take them.

The only side effect is at the beginning of taking the calcium you may have some gas or indigestion but this usually goes away soon after taking a regular dose for a few days as your body adjusts to the added calcium.
Starting with 1/2 tablet doses with each meal will lessen this problem and it may be enough to control the diarrhea attacks without making you constipated. Constipation can be a problem so be carefully not to take too much.

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