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Posted by: wanda | 2010/04/11

Calcium &  Caffeine

Doc is it true that caffeine destroys any calcium or calcium supplements that you take in?
I was told this as I am a big coffee lover and now worried as I do take calcium &  Magnesium supplement (47 and small in stature)

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Dear Wanda
Caffeine does not actively destroy calcium, but it can interfere with its uptake, so make sure that you take your calcium and magnesium supplement at a time when you have not had any coffee for about 2 hours, for example at bedtime. Calcium is also better absorbed at night.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/04/11

Dear Wanda
Caffeine does not actively destroy calcium, but it can interfere with its uptake, so make sure that you take your calcium and magnesium supplement at a time when you have not had any coffee for about 2 hours, for example at bedtime. Calcium is also better absorbed at night.
Best regards
DietDoc

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