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I rarely take Calcium supplements since I’m getting so much dairy. I haven’t had lambs done yet ( months post RNY).

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Yes, I take two calcium citrate soft chews every day. I had labs last week and they're fine, but it might be because I'm taking supplements that they're fine. I'm just following doctor's orders

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TAKE YOUR CALCIUM! You need the extra even though you are getting plenty of dairy in your diet. And labs wont show a Calcium defect until its TOO LATE.

People tend to think losing their teeth and getting dentures are the worst that could happen but the bones in your feet can literally start crumbling. And by then there is nothing that can be done.

TAKE YOUR CALCIUM!

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1 hour ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

I rarely take Calcium supplements since I’m getting so much dairy. I haven’t had lambs done yet ( months post RNY).

I eat primarily dairy and YES TAKE YOUR Calcium. You have malabsorption now and are highly likely not getting enough no matter how much you are eating, which is why you are supposed to take those supplements FOR LIFE. I literally eat almost nothing BUT dairy and still take them twice per day.

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40 minutes ago, KCgirl061 said:

TAKE YOUR CALCIUM! You need the extra even though you are getting plenty of dairy in your diet. And labs wont show a Calcium defect until its TOO LATE.

People tend to think losing their teeth and getting dentures are the worst that could happen but the bones in your feet can literally start crumbling. And by then there is nothing that can be done.

TAKE YOUR CALCIUM!

Umm....I would totally take this advice. That's scary!

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38 minutes ago, justmetj said:

Umm....I would totally take this advice. That's scary!

Another scary one is a case study where a guys' spine basically crumbled. Only 2 years after having his surgery.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S235218721830007X

Edited by KCgirl061

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Yikes!! So we can only absorb 500mg at a time so do you take the Calcium pills or chews separate from Protein Shakes or yogurt?

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8 minutes ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

Yikes!! So we can only absorb 500mg at a time so do you take the Calcium pills or chews separate from Protein Shakes or yogurt?

I take my multi Vitamin with my Breakfast then set the alarm on my phone for three two hour increments after that. I don't worry about the Calcium in my foods because my body will just eliminate the excess.

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I take my Calcium supplement in the morning around the same time as I am eating breakfast, which is usually a yogurt or a soy Protein Shake. I take my evening supplements right after dinner. How much your body absorbs is different for everyone. Like the other poster said, you will just expel whatever your body doesn't need so taking it with food is fine.

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