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calcium/magnesium
What Is It?
General Interaction
Cautions


What Is It?

These two important minerals are often combined into one convenient product. Such combinations are a practical way to prevent or treat myriad ailments, from back pain and perimenopause to PMS and endometriosis. While there is little to distinguish one calcium/magnesium product from another, it's smart to take a combination that includes different forms of the key minerals (such as calcium citrate, carbonate, and malate; and magnesium citrate, aspartate, and glycinate) as insurance that at least one will get absorbed into your system and do its work.

For more information on calcium or magnesium, see the separate entries in the WholeHealth MD Reference Library.

General Interaction

The amount of calcium or magnesium is generally smaller in combination products than in individual mineral supplements. Therefore, the best approach for anyone concerned about possible interactions with a specific drug or dietary supplement is to refer to the separate calcium or magnesium entry in our WholeHealthMD Reference Library.

Cautions

If you have thyroid, kidney, or heart disease, consult your doctor before taking a calcium/magnesium combination.


Date Published: 04/18/2005
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