Originally Posted by Ted_Hutchinson
I'm not convinced that people who eat a sensible diet actually need to supplement with calcium at all.
I don't eat a sensible diet; however...
I absolutely agree with you Ted. I supplement with magnesium. I use mag malate for the malic acid binding. Malic acid plays a major role in ATP formation within cells. Citrate is a good form of magnesium as well.
I'm supplementing magnesium to see if it will help my high blood pressure. I know there are several causes; but this is a good place to start. Also, magnesium is good for at least temporary relief of anxiety. So many things. The acid forms of magnesium do not promote that laxative effect as do the other forms.
I don't supplement with calcium. It can already be found throughout our normal diet. At least I hope so; because I don't drink milk. I love cheese (too bad about that). I eat a lot of grains too. So, I just make sure that I take the magnesium about an hour away from my meals; and 3 times a day yielding 833 mg of malic acid as magnesium malate.