View Full Version : Calcium Supplements

03-08-2005, 11:22 AM
How many of you take Calcium Supplements and what kind do you use?

03-08-2005, 10:16 PM
I think alot of us just drink milk :D ... but I used to take them when I was smaller , ill find out the name..

03-08-2005, 10:49 PM
My mom takes them, the Centrum ones because she doesn't like milk.

However I drink about a litre of milk a day so I get all my calcium from that and other foods.

03-09-2005, 07:51 AM
Don't OD on that shit...a former co-worker took way too many and had to take a week off pissing out "kidney stones"!

03-09-2005, 09:11 AM
The reason he got kidney stones was because he was taking calcium carbonates. If you are going to take calcium supplements you must take calcium citrates to prevent the development of kidney stones.

03-09-2005, 12:44 PM
I don't like the taste of milk, so I take Caltrate. It's in the form of a chocolate flavored chewy candy, lol.
1 per day = 600mg, & there's vitamin D in it as well. It's better to take calcium supplements that have vitamin D in it.

I like this chewable kind cuz it tastes like chocolate, doesn't have any gross aftertastes, & mainly because I can't swallow those gigantic calcium pills my mom takes... ha ha

03-09-2005, 12:53 PM
I'm singlehandedly keeping Fairmont Dairies in business with my milk purchases. That takes care of my calcium needs I should hope.