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Coral Calcium

Potential Side Effects

Some people think that vitamins or minerals are naturally free of side effects. However, this is simply not the case. Coral calcium has been reported to cause various side effects, including but not limited to:
There is also some concern that coral calcium might be more likely to contain contaminants, compared to other types of calcium. The contaminants could cause unpredictable side effects.
(Click Calcium Side Effects to learn more, including any potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Is Coral Calcium Safe?

Most people can safely take coral calcium, especially at reasonable dosages, and especially if the product is free of contaminants. However, some people may be more likely to experience problems than others. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the supplement if you have:
  • Achlorhydria (low or absent stomach acid)
  • An overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism)
  • High phosphate levels in the blood (hyperphosphatemia)
  • Low phosphate levels in the blood (hypophosphatemia)
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Kidney stones
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, minerals, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Safety of Calcium for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
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