It appears that your MSWorld session has not been initiated or has expired. To renew your session, please click here, then click 'Logout' on the right hand side and log back in again.

Go Back   MSWorld Forums > MSWorld Message Boards > The Wellness Room > Tara's Nutrition & Supplement Notebook
Register FAQ Calendar Guidelines Mark Forums Read Login

Tara's Nutrition & Supplement Notebook Discuss healthy eating and natural/herbal supplements with Professional Nutritionist Tara Palmer.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2010, 11:10 PM
Tapdancer Tapdancer is offline
Registered Member

Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Arizona
Posts: 143
Calcium orotate vs. Calcium citrate

Does anyone know which of these forms of calcium is more easily absorbed by the bones? I am unable to find very much information about calcium orotate.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 04:40 AM
otmom otmom is offline
Registered Member

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 17
Hi Nance,
I was always told to take calcium citrate with vitamin D as the D helps absorption. I've never heard of calcium orotate so cant comment on that.
I would ask your primary care doc to see what he/she recommends.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 07:53 AM
Sir-Voor Sir-Voor is online now
Registered Member

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Near St. Louis in Illinois
Posts: 834
If youíre worried about calcium, reduce or stop drinking Caffeine.
According to this article on page two, item 4. caffeine like to bond to calcium in your blood and bones when not enough in the blood.

I donít know what happens after it bonds, but Iím guessing it is not good.
Hopefully Tara will stop by and enlighten us.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 11:17 AM
nutritiontara nutritiontara is offline
Registered Member

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: eugene, oregon
Posts: 542
As I understand it; orotate will go into the cell better and ionize once inside the cell. How does that affect your bones? Not much IMO. Because bone health should be a multifaceted approach.
Clinically a big missing piece in the confusing saga of calcium is magnesium. I find most people don't get enough magnesium, and magnesium is used up so quickly by cellular reactions and sugar, stress, caffeine...

A quick clarification; the acidity of coffee requires a buffering agent. Calcium is the biggest buffer in the body. So calcium will be used 'up' in an acidic environment.
Piece of the puzzle: eat a more alkaline diet for good bone health. Guess what you're going to get a lot of in an alkaline diet? magnesium (greens)
Eat better, feel better and be richer for it.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Tapdancer Tapdancer is offline
Registered Member

Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Arizona
Posts: 143
I was also looking into magnesium orotate. I have just started rethinking my Ca supplementation after taking a vegetarian cooking class. Think I will try to get more from proper diet than supplements.

As far as D-3 goes, I tested very low a year ago, started 5000 IU daily and was just retested at 66. Pretty good! So that should be a boon to the old bones as well.

Thanks for your responses!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 09:40 PM
lydialou's Avatar
lydialou lydialou is offline
Registered Member

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Rome, GA
Posts: 236
I just added magnesium to my daily supplement intake due to what I have read on this board. I currently am taking 400mg in the evening right before I go to bed because I had read that was the best time. I know that I will have to increase the amt but was afraid to start out at a higher dosage since it also can impact on your GI tract (translation-you might have some bowel issues!!). I will increase my dosage in a few weeks.

I also have been having some issues with over-active bladder and magnesium freqently helps with that, too.

So I get two for one-help with stronger bones and a happier bladder!


Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:30 PM.