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Best Calcium Supplement to take?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Several years ago I took a look at the Hauser diet, having gone through some prolotherapy in the neck area. Hauser diet has some sections on eating for your blood pH and I'm not sure of the whole science behind their approach, but I'm not ready to knock it either. Right now the paleo diet is working and I'm probably at about 95%.

In their book however, it talks about menstrual cycles and migraines (queen of migraines here-although it's much better now) and how the very slight changes in blood pH during certain times of the cycle is what causes the migraines to occur if they are hormonal. I still get the hormonal ones.

Having done a little research and trying to reason some things out, it would seem that calcium supplementation might help this. Anyone know of any support for this? I've heard of calcium for other PMS symptoms. Thoughts on dosage and what type of supplement? I know calcium carbonate is bad, but what IS the best. I take a med that predisposes me to kidney stones, so I need something my body can readily use. I eat a little dairy, but maybe about 1 cup per day/if that. I take magnesium per the neurologist and C with D3 just on my own. I get a moderate amount of resistance and aerobic exercise, I'll get more when summer gets here and I'm working less. Thoughts?

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on June 10, 2012
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Er, that seems like the most unnatural way to ingest calcium. I don't know of any ancestral eating habits that mention eating shells of any eggs. That seems to be Ray Peat's suggestion but not anything based on established eating traditions.

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on April 20, 2012
at 11:39 PM

greens okay, sardines not so okay

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on April 22, 2012
at 08:15 PM

Eggshells seem like the cheapest and most natural option, in addition to real food sources.

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:39 AM

Er, that seems like the most unnatural way to ingest calcium. I don't know of any ancestral eating habits that mention eating shells of any eggs. That seems to be Ray Peat's suggestion but not anything based on established eating traditions.

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on April 22, 2012
at 08:09 PM

I'm currently taking the Calm drink with magnesium and calcium. I'm not thrilled with the idea of taking a calcium supplement at all, but I'm pregnant and am afraid I'm not getting in enough leafy greens and bone broth to make up the difference (and I don't do dairy). I do think the greens and bone broth would be a better solution. I'm just having trouble getting enough food in a day so want to cover my bases.

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on April 20, 2012
at 11:34 PM

I heard that calcium citrate is ok, personally I prefer to eat a lot of dark leafy greens and even canned sardines are a good source.

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on April 20, 2012
at 11:39 PM

greens okay, sardines not so okay

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