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Posted by: Janet, Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 3:26pm
As usual I've googled this subject but seem non the wiser!!  (book2)

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.  :D
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 6:02pm; Reply: 1
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.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 6:36pm; Reply: 2
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?
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 7:25pm; Reply: 3
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.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 7:31pm; Reply: 4
thanks Victoria!
Posted by: Debra+, Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 7:37pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Victoria
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?

Debra :)

Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 9:54pm; Reply: 6
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?,b=nonnie,v=display,m=1155942671,s=20,highlight=#num20
she last posted august 21 st in the am.
Posted by: Elizabeth, Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 10:08pm; Reply: 7
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.
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 12:57am; Reply: 8
Quoted from debra


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.   :D
Posted by: Janet, Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 9:20am; Reply: 9
Quoted from Victoria

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?
Posted by: Janet, Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 10:37am; Reply: 10
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.
Posted by: 1206 (Guest), Sunday, December 24, 2006, 8:32pm; Reply: 11
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.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, December 24, 2006, 10:15pm; Reply: 12
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!  :-)
Posted by: SusanGeary, Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 2:44am; Reply: 13
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.
Posted by: honeybee, Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 11:18am; Reply: 14
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??
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 3:32pm; Reply: 15
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).....
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 6:10pm; Reply: 16
Kawab,
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.
Posted by: Elizabeth, Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 8:25pm; Reply: 17
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.  
Posted by: lstreat, Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 1:54pm; Reply: 18
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
Posted by: Elizabeth, Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 3:28pm; Reply: 19
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.
Posted by: lstreat, Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 3:32pm; Reply: 20
That's sounds yummy--thanks Elizabeth

;)
Posted by: BluesSinger, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 2:31pm; Reply: 21
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"



Posted by: Johnny B., Thursday, December 12, 2013, 2:36pm; Reply: 22
http://www.greensfirst.com/index_2011.asp?node=2
Posted by: BluesSinger, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 2:37pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from Victoria
Kawab,
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?   :)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:35pm; Reply: 24
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.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:57pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from ruthiegirl
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.


Hey Ruthiegirl.. I spoke of this on another thread but the Pytocal hurts my joints and I've noticed that other Calcium supp's have done the same.  so someone suggested Horsetail.  Also I take 3 of these magnesium citrate at night - http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Magnesium-Citrate-180-Softgels/22552#p=1&oos=1&disc=0&lc=en-US&w=magnesium%20citrate&rc=1838&sr=null&ic=3

I don't know if I need calcium but I see articles telling me I do based on being in menopause, etc.  So I started to look into it.  

What would be the symptoms of too little magnesium and/or not enough calcium?

thanks in advance!
Posted by: battle dwarf, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:01pm; Reply: 26
I don't normaly take a calcium but with baby growing it's bones I went ahead and added a sup. wanted the dr.d has but I just did not have the money so I got the red algea one from the now brand. it has one ingredient I am not sure of but even at half the price it was a bit of bite on the pocket book right now. good thing I will only need the one bottle. by the time I finesh it I should be close to delivery anyway.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:03pm; Reply: 27
Carolyn Dean can explain the mag stuff way better than I can:

http://drcarolyndean.com/
Posted by: battle dwarf, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:05pm; Reply: 28
here is a good article to check the mag. calcium not sure how you could check calcium without a bone density test.
http://thymewisper.com/index.php/medicinal-foods/156-you-may-be-deficient
Posted by: BluesSinger, Friday, December 13, 2013, 2:27am; Reply: 29
Quoted from battle dwarf
here is a good article to check the mag. calcium not sure how you could check calcium without a bone density test.
http://thymewisper.com/index.php/medicinal-foods/156-you-may-be-deficient


that was excellent and QUICK!  thank you for this article.  Based on the list of symptoms of deficient, I think I'm ok with what I'm taking and eating!    

But still wonder about calcium.  so I may invest in the Horsetail Supp...
Posted by: yaeli, Friday, December 13, 2013, 5:02am; Reply: 30
Thanks from me too BD. What an easy and clear tool  :)
Posted by: yaeli, Friday, December 13, 2013, 5:05am; Reply: 31
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Carolyn Dean can explain the mag stuff way better than I can:

http://drcarolyndean.com/
Thank you! (book2) High time to learn "a bit"...  :B
Posted by: Lin, Friday, December 13, 2013, 10:36pm; Reply: 32
ruthiegirl,
I've read in several places same as you say about calcium/magnesium balance being off in most products.  Articles I've read say most of us need equal amounts of both or more magnesium.
Lin
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, December 15, 2013, 8:50pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from BluesSinger


Hey Ruthiegirl.. I spoke of this on another thread but the Pytocal hurts my joints and I've noticed that other Calcium supp's have done the same.



Have you tried Dr. D's Clear Cal?  
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