I have researched this a lot, including previous posts here, but I am still not clear on what I should be doing about calcium?
My last calcium result from a Biolab minerals test showed:
Calcium 2.16 mmol/L (2.10 - 2.60)
Some advice says it is not necessary to take a calcium supplement at all. Get all my calcium from food. Plus overdoing the calcium can lead to gall or kidney stones.
Calcium is awkward to fit in to a supplement schedule because of taking it 2hours away from NDT. I take NDT in the morning and at 1pm. That leaves the evening, but advice says to take small amounts of calcium throughout the day, not one large amount at once.
Other supplements like strontium and magnesium also should be taken away from calcium in order not to compete for absorption. So I don't understand all the supplements which include both magnesium and calcium at the same time.
What kind of calcium to take? Advice seems to suggest that calcium orotate or hydroxyapatite have the best bioavailability, and forget about calcium carbonate which has the worst.
I have just been diagnosed with osteoporosis in my spine. I have all the other supps in hand, vitD, vitK, etc. I am roughly following the advice of Dr Myhill:
She doesn't stress calcium although she does advise to take her Mineral Mix.
So can anybody advise me on the correct action I should be taking? As calcium seems to be a major component of my bones, I need to get this right.