CALCIUM CARBONATE is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis, as a calcium supplement, and to treat high phosphate levels in patients with kidney disease. Compare alkalinizing agents.

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Should I Take a Calcium Supplement?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 27, 2015

Calcium is good for your bones right? Well, the science on calcium supplements and dietary calcium just got fuzzier—and it was already pretty fuzzy.

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