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What are Some Good Bone Supplement Medications?

07/30/2007

Question:

I am hoping you can provide me with some suggestions for the best bone supplement, through either perscription or over the counter.

Answer:

I am not sure what you mean by "bone supplement".  A healthy diet with adequate calcium (~1200 mg calcium/day with much of it through natural food products and supplements of only 500 mg at a time) and vitamin D (~800 IU/day) are considered to be good for the bones.  If you are deficient in gastric acid, calcium citrate would  be recommended as a supplement.

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Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati