Calcium supplements cause constipation for me and since I have had issues with this due to a bowel obstruction surgery, as well as IBS with fibromyalgia, more of that issue I really don't need. Is there any calcium product that is less constipating? I do take 3000mg vit D and 200 mg Magnesium daily and eat a lot of calcium rich foods.
If you go to the good websites, they will tell you that calcium carbonate does cause constipation. Several other types of calcium do not.
I was told to take calcium citrate, as it is absorbed best
I saw the specialist yesterday and he said not to take calcium supplements because the new theory is that it causes the body to leech calcium .It gets very confusing!
When I had my colonoscopy my Dr. suggested I take Miralax for my chronic constipation once a day and also Citrecel twice a day. I tried this and the Miralax worked fine without taking anything else as long as I stay on my gluten free diet. Dairy causes me problems to. Miralax has the least negative effects on your intestines as it is water based. It has no taste. I highly recommend it.
First, most doctors know little about supplements; a nutritionist or dietician is a better source of information. I take a calcium, magnesium, and zinc supplement that doesn't seem to be constipating. I've been taking K2 since reading about it on here, and it seems to help with my often "thin" blood as well as my bones.