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OK. I'm looking at the bottle of ezorb that I bought and now am not going to use. It is made up of both two things: calcium aspartate anhydrous 1120mg, and elemental calcium 146mg. (These number are for 2 capsules) I think elemental calcium is just the regular calcium you would find in something like citracal so 3 times that amount won't kill you but who knows what Calcium aspartate anydrous is?!?!?. They claim it is a much more absorbable form of calcium but you can hardly find any information about it anywhere. 1120mg is an awfully large number and 3 times that amount is huge! Makes me wonder what my body was absorbing that was so disagreeable. Also, if it is completely safe, why isn't Ezorb more forth-coming about what it is and where it comes from? One interesting point made in an article I ran across commented that "there are many substances that can take up residence in you bones - even lead can build up in your bones and cause increased bone mass (YIKES)! No thank you. I think I will continue to investigate options that are openly under research (ie strontium). Blessings - jrose
Hi ladies: Well since jrose says that the elemental calcium is [B]146[/B] mgs I feel a little better, but not by much. You would have to calculate your dietary intake and then add ezorb by ? (how many). According to the RDA, if you want to go by that, the recommendation is 1200 mgs for a day in divided doses. That 1,200 mgs is for those over 50. Can some one tell me again how many pills/spoonfulls you have to take, and 2 spoonfuls is 146 mgs of elemental cal, that's [U]not much[/U] depending on how many you take, here I was thinking you were actually getting 4500 mgs a day. Aspartate is a buffering agent and anhydrous just means it doesn't have any water in it. Buffering agents prevent changes to their PH. I guess I should read the label on this to figure it out, but I don't see why you can't do the following below---much easier, in my opinion and a whole lot safer.... When ever you see claims about some new calcium, my humble advice would be to disregard it. :D Go by the tried and true info that's been around forever...

What's wrong with getting most of your calcium from your diet, then if you need to supplement that add some... Check out the link below, it should explain most anything you need to know about calcium, including how to calculate your daily totals, which forms have the most [COLOR="Red"]elemental calcium[/COLOR] ([COLOR="Blue"]which should be your primary concern[/COLOR]) and the UL (upper tolerable limits) = [COLOR="Red"]2,500 mgs.[/COLOR]


Good luck on all of this:wave::wave:

[url]http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/calcium.asp#h10[/url]
ezorb does not make it easy for users to figure out what doses to take
as the bottle has one set of instructions which they tell you to disregard and supply a seperate sheet to follow
instructions on bottle of powder :- calcium aspartate anhydrous 2g
calcium (elemental) 260mg (26%)
suggested use 1-3 servings per day a serving is 2 leveled teaspoons
keep in mind that 1 teaspoon = 2 capsules which has 560mg per capsule
instructions on sheet:- 8 capsules or 4tsp powder thats 4480mg of which elemental calcium is 26% ...= 11648 of which they claim 92% absorption rate
now throw in calcium from your diet ...and dont forget the calculator
also keep in mind that the bone matrix is made up of more than just calcium
and that excess calcium increases bone turnover...the excess comes from the absorption rate which actually creates an imbalance of other minerals.
I agree that the best source of nutrients is from food but thats not so simple either since no one knows what actually causes osteoporosis even if one has a good diet ....and the jury is still out on strontium for me too
jrose have you had your vit D levels checked?

myth
I teach chemistry so I know EZorb has nothing to do with aspartame. EZorb is calcium aspartate anhydrous. Three words define a single compound or a molecule - you can't separate the words.

As for migranes, I happened to be in the same situation at the beginning. Turned out I didn't follow the instructions. I have fibromyalgia as well as osteoporosis. I was told that EZorb works along with natural body clock and with fibro my clock is inconsistent so I need to take only in the morning and night. I did that and migranes' never returned. You might want to give it another try.

I've been on EZorb for over a year now. I've had great results on bone density. Most of my fibro problems are gone. I haven't had any side effects. Maybe it's just me but I believe the EZorb folks when they said there were no side effects.

Gloria
[QUOTE=gschwatz;3847419]I teach chemistry so I know EZorb has nothing to do with aspartame. EZorb is calcium aspartate anhydrous. Three words define a single compound or a molecule - you can't separate the words.

As for migranes, I happened to be in the same situation at the beginning. Turned out I didn't follow the instructions. I have fibromyalgia as well as osteoporosis. I was told that EZorb works along with natural body clock and with fibro my clock is inconsistent so I need to take only in the morning and night. I did that and migranes' never returned. You might want to give it another try.

I've been on EZorb for over a year now. I've had great results on bone density. Most of my fibro problems are gone. I haven't had any side effects. Maybe it's just me but I believe the EZorb folks when they said there were no side effects.

Gloria[/QUOTE]

I have been taking EZorb for 3 years and my Dexa has improved considerably. In the first year I went from Osteoporosis in one hip to Osteopenia and I have had absolutely no side-effects.
[QUOTE=jrose1358;3663216]OK. I'm looking at the bottle of ezorb that I bought and now am not going to use. It is made up of both two things: calcium aspartate anhydrous 1120mg, and elemental calcium 146mg. (These number are for 2 capsules) I think elemental calcium is just the regular calcium you would find in something like citracal so 3 times that amount won't kill you but who knows what Calcium aspartate anydrous is?!?!?. They claim it is a much more absorbable form of calcium but you can hardly find any information about it anywhere. 1120mg is an awfully large number and 3 times that amount is huge! Makes me wonder what my body was absorbing that was so disagreeable. Also, if it is completely safe, why isn't Ezorb more forth-coming about what it is and where it comes from? One interesting point made in an article I ran across commented that "there are many substances that can take up residence in you bones - even lead can build up in your bones and cause increased bone mass (YIKES)! No thank you. I think I will continue to investigate options that are openly under research (ie strontium). Blessings - jrose[/QUOTE]
Anhydrous in Calcium Aspartate Anhydrous just basically means powder form. I've been taking EZorb for years with absolutely no side effects.





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