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Melinda
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Posted on Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 5:16 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've done a search here for powdered calcium supplements and all I found was info on the Tri-Salts, but that calcium is carbonate and I've read that carbonate does not absorb well. The best absorbable form of calcium to take is Orotate. However a web search turned up zilch in products for powdered form of Calcium Orotate. I found Intra-Cal from ghc which is in capsule form but can't take that. Beyond A Century does not sell the orotate form of calcium either.

Anyone have a source for this?
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 1:35 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can take it out of the capsule. You can also eat more vegetables high in calcium.
Melinda
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 6:54 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Deb! I wasn't sure if it was ok to take calcium out of the capsule as I've read some things are better carried to the stomach in one or need something to help it like for instance CoQ10 needing to take with oil (fat) if out of the capsule. I'll do that with the calcium then. I do eat veggies high in calcium, at least I think broccoli is and I eat that daily....will research others too :-)
Deb A.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 3:44 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Romaine lettuce, kale, strawberries...all high in calcium..there's a better list in the book.
Melinda
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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:37 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Deb! :-)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 5:41 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is calcium citrate ok to take?
guruofmsg
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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 6:52 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Citrate is equivilant to Citric Acid just like Glutamate is equivilent to Glutamic Acid. The "ate" at the end of the word "citrate" means that it's "citric acid" attached to something else.
Jerry Story
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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 9:03 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

According to Dr. John McDougall, calcium deficiency in the body is never caused by calcium deficiency in the diet.

Find Dr. John McDougall on Google Video. Search 'vegsource'.

Warning: He might scare you off meat and dairy.
Melinda
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Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:23 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Calcium Orotate is sapposedly better than Citrate. There is an info video about the difference between citrate and orotate on this website (once open, scroll down towards bottom of page for video):

http://www.ghchealth.com/af/167372/30?s_kwcid=calcium%20orotate
carolh
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Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:24 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Many folks lately are Vitamin D deficient thanks to a media that has scared us all away from butter and sunlight exposure - the best vitamin D sources we have. Vitamin D is necessary to proper utilization of calcium.
kristy
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Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 9:20 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

carolh, My kids and I actually have started sunbathing a little and we use a lot of butter around here. (When I say "sunbathing", I mean we sit in the sun in short sleeves and shorts before 10am or after 6pm for 30 minutes or so - we built up gradually) Being allergic to corn, butter is the safest cooking medium available (if you use a corn-free butter) since almost all oils have hidden corn in them. We have to guard against vitamin D deficiency because we can't tolerate synthetic vitamins and react to all enriched foods (including vitamin D milk). We also take Fermented Cod Liver Oil for natural vitamin A and D, but FCLO can be a problem for the glutamate sensitive, so use caution if you intend to try it.

By the way, since we are corn allergic, we have to build up our sun exposure since we can't wear sunscreen. Also, we use the old fashioned way of avoiding too much sun. We cover up if we are in the sun for too long during the middle of the day. Low tech, I know, but it works.

Also, I wish I could find that link to an article I read. It sited a study that suggests lack of fat (healthy fats like leaf lard and butter, not hydrogenated oils or vegetable oils) in the diet contributes to sun sensitivity and other skin issues. It certainly makes sense to me since the increased usage of sunscreens coincides nicely with the low-fat or nonfat diet craze. IMHO, if more people replaced canola or vegetable oil with butter, they would feel better in lots of ways.
carolh
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Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:12 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I totally agree!

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