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I'm trying to find a good calc/magnesium to take while we are ttc and then while pregnant. I'm sure there are tons of thread on this, but I looked back 10 pages and the darn search isn't working. Is liquid better than capsules? Anyone have a brand they like? What about <a href="http://www.vitacost.com/Liquid-Health-Calcium" target="_blank">this</a>? I heard that one was good, but it has so much extra stuff, is it all safe? Thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Floradix makes a great calcium / magnesium supplement. Very pricey, but worth it, I think.</div>
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Sounds like you and I are in the same place, notyet. We are also ttc, and I just posted a very similar question in a prenatal thread. So glad you started a new thread, bc my question kind of got lost!! I am taking the NewChapter organics perfect prenatal, and I did find out from my question that you are not suppose to take all three at once (thanks!), and that trader joe's makes a good calcium/mag vitamin and also a good omega 3 vitamin. I am going to check those out this week! Best of luck in your search!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Floradix makes a great calcium / magnesium supplement. Very pricey, but worth it, I think.</div>
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You can buy it online. A couple places I shop at are vitacost.com or luckyvitamin.com
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm trying to find a good calc/magnesium to take while we are ttc and then while pregnant.<br><br><br></div>
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I second Floradix - they sell two different types: "Calcium" or "Calcium+Magnesium". They are both great, and in liquid form. This is a German company, and their products are completely plant-derived. Good thing is that all of that Calcium and/or Magnesium is natural, so you do not have to worry (in some other products, Calcium comes from differents sources, even corals).<br><br><br>
"Is liquid better than capsules?"-<br>
Yes, since it's gentler on your system.<br>
I've just bought one bottle yesterday (you can find it at Vitamin Shoppe if you have that store nearby, or Whole Foods, and here is the ingredient list:<br>
Aqueous extract from hibiscus, chamomile,fennel, spinach; fructose,fruit juce concentrates (mango,organge), natural flavor, locust seed flour.<br><br>
I'm sure you know food sources of Calcium, but one of the most overlooked ones I have to mention: sesame seeds! Of course, tahini (sesame seed paste) is much better, since seeds - if not carefully chewed, go through our system undigested (that's what their purpose is).<br>
In just 2 tablespoons, you can get 119mg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Take care!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Floradix makes a great calcium / magnesium supplement. Very pricey, but worth it, I think.</div>
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For 8.5 Fl oz (or 250 ml) you should not pay over $20.<br>
Vitamin Shoppe stores vary in price, so yesterday, I went to one, and they wanted $25??!!<br>
Couple of blocks down, they had that same bottle for $19.95.<br><br>
Whole Foods sells it for $18.95.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks for the advice everyone! The only question I have about floradix is about how much calcium there is. It seems like other supplements have a lot more per dose and that it is recommended that you get 1000 mg, and that you should get 2-1 of calc/mag. Is that because you just don't absorb as much with the others? Is the info I've read incorrect? Thanks!
 

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to get the recommended non-pregnant women daily dosing, calcium supplements should be taken in twice daily dosing. The GI tract does a poor job absorbing the rec. daily dose in 1 shot.
 

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I just bought the Solgar Calcium/Magnesium/Vitamin D3 supplement yesterday, based on the recommendation of the knowledgeable guy at my health food store. It was $19.04 for 300 tablets, recommended to take a whopping 5 per day.<br><br>
I may be crazy, but after taking 3 tablets with dinner last night, I slept better than I ever have during this pregnancy. I almost felt drugged.<br><br>
I kind of wish I'd read this thread and considered the liquid Floradix, but I think I'm committed to this giant bottle of tablets now!<br><br>
fwiw, I'm 29 weeks pregnant, and have never have taken any supplements in my life, so I probably have some catching up to do...
 

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This is great to know, I'm planning on getting a cal supplement today since I can't have any dairy and sometimes my diet gets into a rut.
 

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I take an AWESOME liquid supplement by Country Life. It has 2/1 ratio of cal/mag and also 400mg of D3. It also has a blueberry flavor...yummie!<br><br>
I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: this supplement...my favorite out of all of them! I have a great nights sleep and feel rested in the morning. Here's what else I am taking...<br>
New Chapter prenatal<br>
Nordic Naturals prenatal fish oil<br>
Country Life liquid blueberry cal/mag/d3<br>
Flora Floravit liquid iron<br><br>
The cheapest place I have found is at luckyvitamin. Not only are they cheap, but they have a point system, you get a money gift certificate after so many points!<br><br>
Would love to find a yahoo group coop for cheaper prices, but for now it works!
 

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I take the CountryLife but in pill form. I've been taking it for years, as am high risk for osteoporosis.
 
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