Best Time to Take Your Calcium Supplement

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Hi, Dr. Kevin Soden here, with a smart tip about your calcium supplement. Taking a calcium supplement can help keep your bones strong, but when you take that supplement is important too. The secret to taking calcium is timing, because calcium pills don't always play well with others. Follow these tips.

Check with your doc or pharmacist. Calcium affects the absorption of some common drugs including certain antibiotics. Some drugs to treat osteoporosis, fibroid conditions, and some diuretics. You'll probably need to take calcium and these several hours apart, don't take calcium with mineral oil. Stimulant laxative and acids continue or magnesium or foods high in calcium.

Doing that can prevent your body from absorbing this precious mineral. Don't take more than 500 to 600 milligrams of calcium at once. You'll just excrete the excess. Any plenty of calcium rich foods, including plain low fat yogurt, salmon and tofu. I'm Doctor Kevin Soden for more ways to keep your bones strong watch all our smart tips.