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  • When my doctor told me I needed to take a calcium supplement, I bought a few over the counter ones that looked pretty decent
  • The supplement itself was less than fifteen dollars, so it was certainly in the affordable realm, but I was a bit disappointed to find that I would have to take four tablets each day
  • The second week brought another problem, and one that I had expected from the start
  • I think this is probably a great supplement if you have a serious bone density problem or broken bones that need repairing, but for the nausea and other effects, I would stick to regular old calcium unless I had a very special need for this product


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      When my doctor told me I needed to take a calcium supplement, I bought a few over the counter ones that looked pretty decent. When I was discussing it with a friend who knows a lot more about supplements than I do, she insisted I needed something of a better quality. The product she wanted me to have a look at was Doctor’s Best “Bone Maker” supplement.

      Instead of just offering calcium or calcium plus vitamin D alone, this product has added vitamin C and K, and also minerals that are also needed for bone formation and for the calcium to work correctly. These are potassium, magnesium (which I am a big


      believer in), zinc, copper, manganese, and boron.

      All of these components, not just calcium, are needed for healthy bones. I often suffer from muscle cramps due to fibromyalgia, and I was hopeful that the extra calcium could help that as well, since lack of calcium is linked to cramps, although not necessarily to fibromyalgia.

      The label of the product, when I finally found it in the store, was pretty straightforward, but it did have one thing on it that I did not recognize, which was called microcrystalline hydroxyapatite. It turned out to be a naturally occurring mineral form of calcium apatite, and another bone builder.

      The supplement itself was less than fifteen dollars, so it was certainly in the affordable realm, but I was a bit disappointed to find that I would have to take four tablets each day. This made it look a whole lot less economical than the cheap calcium supplements I had been using before.

      It is a bit inconvenient as well, to have to stop four time a day– you are supposed to take them in divided doses after meals. I don’t have a fourth meal, so I took the last one with a snack.

      I have a tendency to have bad stomach and bowel reactions to new supplements, especially if they have minerals ...


      • Doctor's Best Calcium Bone Maker Complex Supplement 120 Tablets
      in them. I was not sure what would happen with this one.

      After the first dose, I seemed fine, and even after the first day there didn’t seem to be much of a reaction as long as I took it with food. Oddly, as a week and a half went by, I started to have heartburn at night more often, and I had to take over the counter products in addition to my regular heartburn prevention to manage the symptom.

      The second week brought another problem, and one that I had expected from the start. Every dose I was taking was making me really nauseous.

      I was taking them

      with normally sized meals, so obviously food was not the solution. I persevered with the tablets until the bottle ran out, but by then I had spoken to my doctor, who suggested I stick with the original plan.

      He said I was more than likely getting what I needed from my diet and my multivitamin and did not need the “special” calcium which was upsetting my stomach. I think this is probably a great supplement if you have a serious bone density problem or broken bones that need repairing, but for the nausea and other effects, I would stick to regular old calcium unless I had a very special need for this product.




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