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Step 1: Self Evaluation
Step 2: Bone Density Testing
Step 3: Specialist Examination
Step 4: Nutrition and Supplements
Step 5: Strength, Balance and Posture
Step 6: Personal Treatment Plan
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Guide to Calcium Supplements

Brand Name

Type of Calcium

Milligrams of Calcium per Pill

Number of Pills per Bottle

IUs* of Vitamin D per Pill

Caltrate 600 Plus

Calcium Carbonate

600

60

200

Citracal Plus D

Calcium
Citrate

315

60

200

Citracal

Calcium
Citrate

200

100

Tums
(Chewable)

Calcium Carbonate

Reg. 200

EX 300

Ultra 400

180

116

150

Posture D

Calcium Phosphate

600

90

125

Rite Aid Hi Cal (Oyster Shell)

Calcium Carbonate

500

60

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Rite Aid
(Chewable Antacid)

Calcium Carbonate

Reg. 200

Extra 300

Ultra 400

165

96

72

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Rite Aid 600

Calcium Carbonate

600

75

200

American Fare
(K-Mart) Calcium/Antacid (Chewable)

Calcium Carbonate

Reg. 200

X 300

Ultra 400

150

96

72

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Equate
(WalMart) Calcium/Antacid (Chewable)

Calcium Carbonate

Reg. 200

Extra 300

Ultra 400

150

96

72

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Rolaids
(Chewable)

Calcium Carbonate

220

150

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CVS 600 with D

without D

Calcium Carbonate

600

600

60

75

200

CVS Antacid Tablets

Calcium Carbonate

Reg. 200

Extra 300

Ultra 400

150

96

72

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Calcet

Calcium
Carbonate

150

100

100

Os Cal with D

without D

Calcium
Carbonate
(Oyster Shell)

500

500

75

75

200

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Sundown
Liquid Filled
Calcium 900

Calcium
Carbonate

300

90

100

Titralac
(Chew or Swallow)

Calcium
Carbonate

168

100

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DI-GEL
(Chewable)

Calcium
Carbonate

110

90

____

Mylanta Gelcaps

Calcium
Carbonate

550

100

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Viactiv
Chocolate/ Caramel Chews

Calcium
Carbonate

500

60

100

CalBurst

Calcium
Carbonate

500

40

200

Nature Made Calcium 600

Calcium
Carbonate

600

60

200


* International Unit

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