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Janet
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As usual I've googled this subject but seem non the wiser!!  

I've been taking Fosamax and a Calcium + Vit D supp (chewable) for about 3 years, prescribed by a consultant. Recently, I looked at the info re the calcium supp and saw that it contained 'aspartame'. My GP is unable to find me a replacement and anyway doesn't think there is anything wrong with aspartame!!  
I've also read that taking it will magnesium is a good idea.

So, my question is, does anyone know/use a 'good' supplement??
Thanks.  


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The best is probably Dr. D.'s seaweed-based calcium, so easy for the body to use, and very pure.  You can buy it at the NAP store, linked at the top of this page.

Or get Calcium Citrate at your health food store.  Solaray is a good brand.  Balance it with some magnesium also.



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silica is very important for the development
of the bone matrix and calcium for bone
strength.
source for Silica, which helps our bones to
stay flexible, is horsetail and Millet.
Silica is Equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract.  Silica also helps in regenerating and strengthening connective tissue, tendons and ligaments.
Herb teas can be a great source of calcium.

Victoria,
is the homeopathic 'silica' just as potent?


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Don't have that kind of knowledge of homeopathics, Lola, only Bach Flower Remedies.  I take BioSil, which is extremely bioavailable and concentrated.

Try Jill the Pill Lady for homeopathic advice.



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thanks Victoria!


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Don't have that kind of knowledge of homeopathics, Lola, only Bach Flower Remedies. †I take BioSil, which is extremely bioavailable and concentrated.

Try Jill the Pill Lady for homeopathic advice.


And...how is Jill the Pill Lady?  Is she still on here under a different name?  How come she left?  Did I miss something?

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I use Citracal Plus (which has magnesium and boron and other things) and add some silica from time to time and extra magnesium.  I have had absorption problems, and this may be overkill, but (I am sorry, this may be wrong but is how it feels) the Dadamo calcium supplement was not right. I kept getting what seemed to be strong messages that what I had been doing for years was just fine, and if that was all the avoid in my system daily, never mind.  I did not want to take a boron supplement, and an x and a y and so on.  Also, my bone density improved on Citracal.  I have not taken the time with the Dadamo calcium to do comparison testing!  Just nervous about the whole thing, and sticking with what worked.  I may try again now my digestion has improved somewhat.
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And...how is Jill the Pill Lady?  Is she still on here under a different name?  How come she left?  Did I miss something?

Debra



I don't think she actually left.  She seems to pop in from time to time and then not post for a while.  Maybe sending her an email would be successful.  



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Or get Calcium Citrate at your health food store. †Solaray is a good brand. †Balance it with some magnesium also.


That's what I needed Victoria, a brand name to start a search, thanks.

Elizabeth, I'm going to look into Citracal Plus too, glad you've had some good results. Like you, I need this supplement not just taking it incase I'm a bit short...you know?


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Elizabeth, could you look on the info of Citracal Plus and see if it contains ascorbic acid, I'd be real grateful (I couldn't find any info on their website).

Thanks.


Janet

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I have a question about minerals and am not so sure where to start...my chiro said that my minerals are "off" and that I am in need of more calcium. I am currently taking one Phytocal O 3x daily and am wondering if you all would suggest that I just bump that up since it is specific to my type... or should I start going after this one at a time. He says that my calcium is the first thing I need to balance...so do I start individual calcium/mag supps and add in the horsetail? If so, how much? Thank you for your input.
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Instead of buying a new cal/mag supplement, why don't you just increase the PhytoCal.  

As far as Horsetail, if you want silicon, BioSil by Jarrow is an extremely bioavailable form of silicon.

Trace mineral drops from your health food store might be a good idea for you also.  

Eat lots of seaweeds for minerals, and beneficial vegetables of all kinds!  



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Ezorb is a good source of calcium.  You can google it.  I also use calcium citrate from time to time.  And I add magnesium and silica plus sometimes Vit D.
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Quoted from Victoria
Instead of buying a new cal/mag supplement, why don't you just increase the PhytoCal.  

As far as Horsetail, if you want silicon, BioSil by Jarrow is an extremely bioavailable form of silicon.

Trace mineral drops from your health food store might be a good idea for you also.  

Eat lots of seaweeds for minerals, and beneficial vegetables of all kinds!  


mm, is Horsetail is ok for B?
I have searched the site and found it in the Nap products but for A, AB and O only.  
so, can we have it too??
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in the encyclopedia it says it s ok for Os and ABs.....
if you say it s ok for As too, I don t see why it wouldn t work for Bs as well.

try it for a while and see.

for AB it s for surgery recovery and for Os it s for urinary health (diuretic), surgery recovery and menopause (rheumatoid arthritis).....


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mmm. . I take BioSil by Jarrow products.  It's a bioavailable source of silicon, easier on the body than Horsetail and easier to assimilate.  Horsetail can be hard on the kidneys if it is picked too late in the season.  Only early spring horsetail is safe to use.



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Also, I am vitamixing about 2 celery stalks a day (in with other things), which I believe have a lot of available silicon.  Cheap, easy, and makes my skin look better too.  
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Quoted from Elizabeth
Also, I am vitamixing about 2 celery stalks a day (in with other things), which I believe have a lot of available silicon. †Cheap, easy, and makes my skin look better too. †


Elizabeth, what else are you putting in with the celery. I just received a juicer and am experimenting with different veggies and fruit. I would love to know some of your recipes -- Thanks a bunch  

Laura


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Try this one. †2 stalks of celery, a couple of collard leaves, 1/6 apple, large slice organic lemon with skin or peeled non-organic (yellow dye is not good for me), bunch (handful) of parsley, handful of cilantro, dash of salt (essential or it will taste flat), 1/4-1/2 c. pineapple juice, 4 or 5 ice cubes, 1/2 small carrot. †If too thick, add a couple of ice cubes. †If your machine does not take citrus peel, just peel the lemon. †Everything else should go in ok. †I like this one. †It has a lemony flavor, amplified by the cilantro. †And if you suspect mercury issues, cilantro is supposed to help remove mercury! †Enjoy, and play around with the balances of ingredients.
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That's sounds yummy--thanks Elizabeth



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What about this Silica idea... anyone found this to be helpful? (copied off a closed thread)

"To understand why I suggest to dring a cup or 2 daily of freshly steeped
horsetail (equisetum arvense)tea, also called shave grass, read the book
Biological transmutations by Prof. Louis Kervran, not sure of the spelling.

Organic silica transmutes into calcium, no need for Vit.D, HCL in the
stomach etc. Use additionally to the other fine suggestions for Ca.
Check it out in the library. Love & Light, Renate"



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mmm. . I take BioSil by Jarrow products.  It's a bioavailable source of silicon, easier on the body than Horsetail and easier to assimilate.  Horsetail can be hard on the kidneys if it is picked too late in the season.  Only early spring horsetail is safe to use.


Although, this looks great as well.. What success have you had with this Victoria?  
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Most people today get more than enough calcium in their diets, but are deficient in magnesium.  When the calcium/magnesium balance is thrown off, it can cause health problems. Extra magnesium helps your body to use the calcium already in your diet.

Even the cal/mag supplements are usually not very good. They still have too much calcium for the amount of magnesium, and the magnesium is usually magnesium oxide, which is very poorly absorbed. It's a good laxative, but it's not great at providing your body with usable minerals.

You're much better off getting your minerals from whole foods, such as greens, bone broths, and fish (if the bones are eaten.) If you want to supplement, a whole-food source such as Dr D's seaweed based calcium is a good choice. The whole foods contain not just calcium but a range of minerals in a natural balance.


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