Hey Terry, thanks for the informative post. My problem with Ca supps is exactly what you stated. Everyone claims their product has more bioavailability. Not only that, high bioavailability may not mean much in terms of benefits.
Now, do that cofactors need to be in a certain quantity? Also, are there any brands that you can suggest.
Thanks for your advice.
Hey, there, chints! Long time, no speak. (grin)
I did a search on Google for calcium + bioavailability. I counted at least 6 different types of calcium where people were claiming THEIR form of calcium was the most bioavailable. It’s enough to make your head spin. But I did find a link that ought to answer all your questions about calcium and which form is most bioavailable. It even addresses the coral calcium issue. http://www.gnc.com/health_notes/healthnotes.aspx?ContentID=2819007&lang=en
The important thing with a good calcium supp is to make sure it comes with the necessary cofactors. My calcium supp has the following cofactors & synergists added: Vitamin D3, Vitamin B-6, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, boron, oat straw, and TMG.
As far as dosage goes, shoot for 1000 mg (1g) per day for your mom.
Hope that helps. And as always, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask. (grin)[/quote]