Which Calcium to Take for Strong Bones

…supplement that contains a variety of calcium sources, including carbonate and citrate, as well as other chelates such as ascorbate, aspartate, or malate. When it comes to maintaining strong bones, the only forms of calcium I specifically do not recommend are bone meal, dolomite, and oyster shell…

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Osteoporosis Drugs Don’t Always Make Strong Bones

…against hip fractures. Some of the best-absorbed types of supplemental calcium for strong bones are calcium citrate, ascorbate, gluconate and malate. For proper absorption and metabolism, calcium should be balanced with magnesium in a 2:1 or 1:1 ratio. * Vitamin D (5,000 IU daily) helps control…

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