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calcium: optimal absorption and daily intake

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 31, 2011 at 4:47 AM

Hi everyone. I am going to pass off my daily calcium supplementation program: 1 eggshell(with meal #1) 1 eggshell/1 500 mg. calcium carbonate tablet with 150iuVitD3(with meal #2) repeat same dose for meals #3 and #4. Total calcium 'per diem'=2000-2500mg. Does anyone think this is an excess for someone who: works out daily(resistance exercise + load bearing cardio, eg.walking at fast pace 1 hr.) doesn't consume more carbs than 50 grams per day consumes supportive nutrients such as magnesium, phosphorous(possibly too much), vit D, A, C and lots of saturated/monounsturated fat, minimal PUFAs and who consumes 2-3 tbsps of vinegar/lemon juice prior to each meal

Should I reduce the calcium as I am worried/concerned about calcification of soft tissues in the body. I like the ergogenic quality of calcium so I keep it fairly high relative to what I have come to understand as 'Normal'. I have been following this dietary regime for at least a decade now(at least so far as calcium is concerned). Calcium carbonate quality is alleged to be lesser than citrate: is it fine to stick with the carbonate for best absorption? Would the phosphorous in eggshell/animal bones reduce absorption drastically? Can one consume a large amount of calcium in the form of animal bones/eggshell in tandem with the other naturally occuring nutrients like phosphorous and have it result in a lesser effect than supplemental calcium(eg. pills, liquids, etc.). What would be the best presecription for maximizing calcium absorption in the diet? Anyone...?

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on March 15, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Thanks for that. Really important information.

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on March 14, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Fish bones contain calcium and bone broth does, if you eat some of that I wouldn't worry so much.

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:47 AM

How much magnesium do you take?

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on April 25, 2011
at 01:01 AM

Aa, finally another transdermal magnesium user! I take natural calm as well but every morning for about an hour before taking a shower I get a good dose of transdermal mag on my upper body. I've heard some say that transdermal doesn't have any use but other people claim it does. Specifically I've always liked what mike Mahler has to say and he is pro transdermal. Not only for the mag itself but he says the transderm ncreases DHEA too.

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on March 31, 2011
at 01:59 PM

Would you say I'm overdosing?

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on March 31, 2011
at 08:39 AM

your vinegar intake should balance this out, unless we are talking duck or goose eggs

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on March 14, 2012
at 08:10 PM

Do you eat a lot of food with high oxalate content (most nuts, spinach, rhubarb and chocolate are some of the really big offenders.) Oxalic acid is an anti-nutrient that binds with the calcium in your food to form calcium oxalate. This keeps the calcium from being absorbed into your blood stream. Severe demineralization of bones is seen in people with low calcium intake and high oxalate intake. You are not one of the low calcium intake crowd, but you may be keeping yourself from absorbing a lot of the calcium you do eat if you eat a lot of oxalate.

Two good sources of oxalte information are:

http://lowoxalateinfo.com/

http://lowoxalate.info

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on March 15, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Thanks for that. Really important information.

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on May 23, 2011
at 02:17 AM

It seems like you are overdosing. I hear from numerous sources that 600mg daily is sufficient as long as your vitamin D status is good. I am constantly getting below this, so I am not sure if I should worry. It's difficult to get enough calcium without dairy.

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on March 14, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Fish bones contain calcium and bone broth does, if you eat some of that I wouldn't worry so much.

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on April 25, 2011
at 12:29 AM

From what I read if you take sufficient magnesium (I use transdermal magnesium) once the cells are saturated with calcium, the extra calcium gets flushed out of the body.

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on April 25, 2011
at 01:01 AM

Aa, finally another transdermal magnesium user! I take natural calm as well but every morning for about an hour before taking a shower I get a good dose of transdermal mag on my upper body. I've heard some say that transdermal doesn't have any use but other people claim it does. Specifically I've always liked what mike Mahler has to say and he is pro transdermal. Not only for the mag itself but he says the transderm ncreases DHEA too.

427c8cbb9c2492d74b887fc5cf7a8ce0

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:47 AM

How much magnesium do you take?

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on March 31, 2011
at 05:04 AM

on pages 219-223 of the "Perfect Health Diet" Jaminet suggests not to supplement calcium except if it is part of a multivitamin due to toxicity concerns.

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on March 31, 2011
at 01:59 PM

Would you say I'm overdosing?

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