Supplements and vitamins

People should get as much of their nutrition as possible from the foods they eat. Ask your healthcare provider whether you need to take a vitamin or supplement. Remember that your pharmacist may also be able to answer questions you have. Note: The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) does not recommend any specific brand or product for vitamins and supplements.



  • By trixiebell · New reply 4:22 am
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  • Hi everyone I would like to ask if anyone has tried OsteoPrime as I have been prescribed this by a homeopathic practitioner. OsteoPrime is made in America by Enzymatic I live in the UK aand would really ...

Virgin Coconut Oil Prevents Bone Loss in Osteoporosis

  • By bstasiak · Posted yesterday at 4:53 pm
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  • There is a study posted on that was published in 2012 that I urge all members of this community to read. (If all else fails, google "virgin coconut oil supplementation ...

What strength of collagen to take?

  • By Marvi · Posted yesterday at 12:48 pm
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  • Hi people, I am reading that some recommend taking collagen, as well as biotin, for hair, nail and skin quality. I have hair loss due to prescription drug side effects, as well as hypothyroidism. I currently ...

Calcium supplementation does not increase coronary heart disease, new study

  • By Sailgranny · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Looks like we don't have to worry about taking calcium supplements as far as hurting our cardiovascular systems: 4/04/140405105015.htm?utm_source=feedbur ner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+s ...

Vitamin K side effects? Anxiety

  • By yogurtcheese · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • I take 1 capsule a day of Vitacost Ultra K with Advanced K2 Complex. Lately I have been feeling kind of jumpy, with anxiety and I'm wondering if there could be a connection. I've read that some take MK4 ...

Strontium supplement and DEXA scan

  • By whose · New reply April 7, 2014
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  • How long should I abstain from taking a strontium supplement before having a DEXA scan? Days? Weeks? What information, if any, other than dosage, should I share with the radiologist/technician? Thanks ...

60,000 IU Vitamin D for 2.5 yrs old son

  • By dagarwal · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Today my doctor has prescribed my 2.5 yrs old son calcirol sachet 60,000 IU for 10 days straight every month. My son has a 25-H level at 6.4 ng/ml and suffering with mild to moderate autism. Is it safe ...

CA nor bad for Heart; Vit D prevents fractures

  • By Sailgranny · Posted April 5, 2014
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  • There is an ongoing conference in Spain on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Here are some of the studies just released: The first looked at calcium supplementation and increased heart problems. the answer ...

Rash with Vit D?

  • By LLC13 · New reply April 4, 2014
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  • Has anyone had a rash, fatigue and general malaise with Vit D? The rash (red large/splotchy, not itchy and non raised) was on my left thigh. I currently take about 5000 a day and have raised my blood ...

Fortified Foods

  • By julie1956 · New reply April 3, 2014
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  • I am trying to get all my calcium from foods, rather than supplements. I was wondering if Calcium fortified foods like orange juice and soy milk are really the same as taking supplements ...

Calcium and Iron Supplements Linked to Glaucoma

  • By Tom-WI · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I have NTG (Normal Tension Glaucoma). I also have OP, for which I was instructed to take Vit-D3 and Calcium - originally 1500 mg of Ca. The Ca dose has been reduced since, down to 1200 at first, then ...

strontium citrate

  • By anguscat · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • HI a question about strontium citrate , if I have my main meal at 6pm which will have calcium in it or I may even take two algaecal after it. I then wait for two hours to take my strontium ,say 8pm is ...

what is elemental calcium & how does it affect our choice?

  • By Marvi · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Please help. If I buy a calcium, such as chewables at Target, and the only identifier of the calcium therein is "elemental," then what kind of calcium am I buying? I went to a google search and was told ...

Vitamins ON SALE 48hrs. @

  • By slc4kids · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hello everybody, Just a note to let folks know that is having a 15% off sale through the 28th. I got Carlson Vit k2 for 19.4 cents per cap instead of the 28.3 cents that I have been paying ...


  • By Angelbeth · New reply March 29, 2014
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  • I was sold a calcium supplement by a naturopath, which is called Cal +. There are 500 mg of Ipriflavone included in this calcium supplement. Ipriflavone is a synthetic isoflavone or plant estrogen which ...

K2 MK4 dosing problems

  • By greg7 · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 253 replies
  • Hi all, I was wondering if any of you had similar experiences with MK4, and problems determining the correct dosages. As a quick background, I read Dr Weston Price's book about 15 years ago and of course ...

Side effects from K2 - diarrhea

  • By helen06 · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hi, My Mum is 84 and was diagnosed with osteoporosis years ago. She seems to have no symptoms and is fit and walks a mile every day, but I am concerned and put her on vitamin D3 several years ago. Having ...

Calcium expiration date

  • By Catl8dy · New reply March 22, 2014
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  • Hi...just wondering how long a calcium supplement is good for past the expiration date on the bottle? Thanks :-) Diane ...

strontium citrate timing

  • By anguscat · New reply March 22, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • HI any tips on how I can get my timing right so I can take the strontium citrate bought it a while ago along with algaecal but most days I don't take the strontium , because of the timing rules I just ...

Having trouble changing from vitamin D 2 to D 3--need good advice

  • By Carlie3449 · New reply March 21, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • My endo has had me on 50,000 IU of vitamin D 2 since 11/99. He started with the usual protocol every week for 12 weeks, then had me take it once every two weeks. My former values: March 2010: 45.2 ng/ml ...

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