Should mag/cal/D be taken with or without food?

by Paul

I've read some claims that magnesium, calcium, etc., is best absorbed when taken with food. Yet, others say they should be taken on an empty stomach to be absorbed properly. Does it make a difference?

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why are you taking this?
by: Kerri Knox, RN

So, first of all, all you need to think about is how you get those nutrients. We normally get them in food, so it makes sense that they will be absorbed just fine when taken with food, as that is how we have got those nutrients for hundreds of thousands of years.

Second, why are you taking cal/mag/d? For one thing, almost no one needs extra calcium, and the amount of magnesium and vitamin d in a 'cal/mag/d' are too low for anyone's basic needs.

So, please read my page on Vitamin D Therapy to see how you should optimize your Vitamin D and Magnesium. While I don't go into it in that post, unless you have a medical need for calcium for a particular METABOLIC reason that you must take calcium, then you might want to rethink taking calcium.

Please read The Calcium Lie to see why most people need to AVOID calcium supplements if they want good health.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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