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[QUOTE=peregrine]Hi Ocean,

The brand I take is made by Innovative Natural and is highly absorbable. It contains cal/mag/vitamin D/soy Ipriflavone and Zinc. You can get it at larger type health food stores, such as Whole Foods, or possibly on-line if you do not have access to HFS. You could do a search on google.

Peregrine[/QUOTE]

Hi Peregrine!

I have been reading your posts about the liquid calcium that you take. I just started taking it, but am a little confused by the dosage. It says that it only contains 250mg calcium, and to take 1 to 2 tbs per day. But that would only be 500mg for 2 tbs. I would like to get at least 1200mg. Is it a different dosage because of the makeup/concentration? How much should I take?

I have recently gone off Fosamax after being on it for 2.5 months. I experienced a lot of the same side effects that are mentioned, and decided that since I'm fairly young (34) and my t-score wasn't TOO terrible (1.2), that I would go off fosamax and get my density up on my own. We'll see! I already feel so much better, it's unbelievable.

Enough for now. Any info you have on the IN Liquid Calcium would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Tara
[QUOTE=tsbjax]Hi Peregrine!

I have been reading your posts about the liquid calcium that you take. I just started taking it, but am a little confused by the dosage. It says that it only contains 250mg calcium, and to take 1 to 2 tbs per day. But that would only be 500mg for 2 tbs. I would like to get at least 1200mg. Is it a different dosage because of the makeup/concentration? How much should I take?

I have recently gone off Fosamax after being on it for 2.5 months. I experienced a lot of the same side effects that are mentioned, and decided that since I'm fairly young (34) and my t-score wasn't TOO terrible (1.2), that I would go off fosamax and get my density up on my own. We'll see! I already feel so much better, it's unbelievable.

Enough for now. Any info you have on the IN Liquid Calcium would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Tara[/QUOTE]

Hi Tara,

Yes, the IN dosage chart is different because of the concentration and that, unlike most calcium products, almost all of it is being absorbed. If you look at the left hand side of the ingredient chart you will see that the ingredients are from 1200 mg. of calcium. Considering your age and your low T-score, you probably only need to take 1 Tbl. a day. If you go to 1 Tbl. I would take it in the evening. I would also take 1 vit. K a day and extra magnesium. I know there is controversy on this board about magnesium, but my research indicates that calcium works best when taken in combination with a little higher dose of magnesium than usually recommended. I find that I feel better with extra magnesium and I take it in the form of an excellent product called Natural Calm, which is a powder. The good thing about a powder is that you can easily adjust the dosage to your body's needs. By following the directions, you start out with a very small dose and gradually increase until you get loose bowels. That tells you that your previous days dose is all your body needs "at that point". If you wait a day and then go back to that dose the loose bowels will clear up immediately. Weight-bearing exercise is also imperative.

I am surprised, but I guess not really, that they put you on Fosamax with such a low T-score and at 35 years of age. I wish you well with your new regime. Please let me know how it goes.

Peregrine





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