The Difference Between Calcium Orotate and Calcium Citrate

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There are many different kinds of calcium supplements, all with their advantage and disadvantages. In this video, Dr. Group discusses the differences between calcium orotate and calcium citrate, two of the most popular calcium supplements.

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  • Jessica

    I am reading about PH levels (Natural News) and I was wondering if low akaline levels contribute to osteroperosis because alot of acicid foods are dairy products. If I am understanding what I am rading, a diet that includes pasteurized dairy not only compromises calcium absorption but futher depleates calcium in acidic enviroments in an effort to balance PH levels.

  • Hi Jessica,

    You are correct in your analysis, dairy products which are heat treated can deplete calcium levels and even cause an acid pH in the body. This will contribute to osteoporosis to some degree. Also a lack of exercise. However raw organic milk will be beneficial for osteoporosis. I recommend raw goats milk if you can find a local supplier and supplementing with Calcium and magnesium orotate.

    Thanks Jessica

  • Dave

    Dr. Group,
    After review of your Calcium Orotate info and some other web research on calcium, I just today purchased 6 bottles of your IntraCal. However, your video here and your product info on IntraCal omits the proverbial 2 Ton Elephant in the Room on the subject of calcium absorbtion: the addition of Vitamin D to Calcium Carbonate. Can you please contrast for us the benefits of the Oratate vs. Vitamin D additions? Thank you.

  • Hey there, i have been using an Ionic Calcium supplement from Top Form Nutrition.
    Mainly to keep my bones strong, but also to help with muscle fatigue.

  • Vern

    Calcium carbonate is rock, the least absorbent form no matter what you do with or to it.

  • Liquid Calcium Supplement

    Echoing what Vern said. Calcium carbonate is virtually insoluble and very difficult for the body to absorb.

    Likewise, calcium citrate, which is advertised as not requiring stomach acid for proper absorption, is also virtually insoluble and has half the elemental calcium of calcium carbonate.

    Dr. Group, have you considered profiling calcium lactate gluconate? It’s over 600 times more soluble than calcium citrate and the same calcium used in hospital IV bags.

  • Christine

    Hi there, What about Calcium (as elemental calcium gluconate)? I have been taking a supplement powder with that in it, along with Magnesium (as elemental magnesium citrate). Is this OK to take? Or should I switch to Calcium Oritate after I have used up what I have. Thanks

  • ghc_health

    Thank you for your post! The bigger concern with Calcium is the issue of absorption, would you by something that does nothing or very little for you, wouldn’t that be a waste of money? The Calcium your talking about is one of these, it is poorly absorbed and may not even get the calcium to the bone. Over all Calcium Orotate is the most absorbable form which allows you to have he benefits of proper calcium absorption. If you find that you have more questions, please feel free to contact the Global Healing Center and we will be more than happy to help you.

    Thank you again for your post, take care and be well!

  • rockinlj

    Dr. Group: Please share with me the benefits of Calcium Glycinate Chelate…I have been prescribed this by my doctor and it is compounded by an apothecary locally. I take it for occasional bouts (rare, now that I take it daily) for A-Fib. Will Calcium Orotate help with A-Fib condition inasmuch as it is so absorbable? Thank you.

  • Hypnogal

    I need to bind oxalate and calcium citrate does this. I’m thinking though, I should also take your calcium orotate also, for extra so it can be absorbed,
    but research that supports calcium to keep bones strong is now not strong. ? For what reason would I be taking your calcium again?

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