Resources on Calcium Health (01)

Calcium and Vitamin D Information on
This publication by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) contains information about calcium and vitamin D. This includes the recommended calcium intakes (in milligrams) according to age, and a list of selected calcium-rich foods. For calcium supplements, they are better absorbed when taken in small doses (500 mg or less) several times throughout the day. For many individuals, calcium supplements are better absorbed when taken with food. However, the NIAMS warns that excessive amounts of calcium can potentially increase calcium excretion through the kidneys. The article also reminds everyone about the other techniques of preventing and treating osteoporosis.

The Role of Calcium in Preventing Osteoporosis in Women
Because osteoporosis threatens 28 million Americans - 80 percent of them women -- according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, this site explains the benefits of calcium supplements and the role calcium nutrition plays in women's health. It includes information on how to prevent osteoporosis, which includes eating calcium rich foods, taking a calcium supplement (such as coral calcium or calcium magnesium supplements) and getting plenty of exercise.

Calcium and High Blood Pressure: Can Calcium Nutrition Lower It?
This web site discusses whether eating calcium rich foods or taking calcium supplements can help to lower blood pressure. It says many Americans do not eat foods rich in calcium, and the symptoms of calcium nutrition deficiency are not immediately noted as the body breaks down calcium. But over time, the benefits of calcium supplements are evident for those who take calcium supplements - their bones are stronger and they are overall healthier. Calcium magnesium supplements are also recommended, as well as calcium and Vitamin D, for better absorption.

Osteoporosis and Calcium and Magnesium
There are many kinds of calcium supplements, from coral calcium to calcium magnesium supplements. So this doctor includes information about the types of calcium supplements and their benefits. The doctor recommends chelated forms calcium supplements (calcium citrate, calcium lactate, or calcium gluconate) because it is the easiest form for most people to absorb. Most people should have 1000mg to 1500 mg of calcium everyday. The doctor also features lists of calcium rich foods that will help you get more calcium everyday - and it's always good to eat foods high in calcium.

All About Kidney Stones: From History to Treatment
Kidney stones the often known as bladder stones and this site gives you plenty of information about the symptoms and diagnosis, as well as treatment, of kidney stones. Calcium and kidney stones are a common topic, because the levels of calcium nutrition are monitored during kidney stone treatment. This site gives a brief history about kidney stones as well. Unlike other resources on the web, it does not mention that eating calcium rich foods and taking calcium supplements - such as coral calcium and calcium magnesium supplements - may not cause kidney stones.

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