Results 1 to 20 of 23

Thread: Calcium Supplements

Threaded View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    9,241
    Thanked: 138

    Default Calcium Supplements

    Liquid Calcium Supplements

    These are not optimal for treating MBD. The calcium is too diluted by the water and other ingredients, plus the calcium forms used--calcium lactate, gluconate, etc.--are very low in elemental calcium, which is the only part the body can use. This means very large doses must be given by syringe. Additionally, they almost always contain artificial sweeteners, propylene glycol, and other ingredients that are unnecessary and possibly unhealthy.

    Below is a chart of the elemental calcium content of various forms of calcium:

    Attachment 236630

    This is one reason we continue to recommend plain old calcium carbonate. It has the highest percentage of elemental calcium--this means your doses will be tiny and easier to give. Plus it's cheap, readily available, tasteless, and available in pure, contaminant-free pharmaceutical grades.

    Oyster Shell Calcium and Dolomite

    These "fancier" forms of calcium carbonate are simply derived from different sources (ground oyster shells/dolomite deposits, respectively), whereas plain calcium carbonate is derived from limestone or marble. They have no proven benefits and in fact are no longer recommended by the medical community due to high levels of contaminants such as mercury, lead, arsenic, and aluminum. Dolomite is also weakly radioactive.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Henry's Healthy Pets
    Henry's Healthy Blocks, Fox Valley Formula, Fleecies Cage Gear and more

    The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations… ~Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928

  2. 3 TSBers pass along the fuzzy thanks to 4skwerlz:

    Radagast (09-30-2016), RockyPops (02-18-2020), Wally's momma (01-01-2016)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •