calcium citrate

noun

: a white, odorless powder C12H10Ca3O14 used especially as a food additive and dietary supplement
Most calcium supplements are made with either calcium carbonate or calcium citrate.The Chicago Tribune

Examples of calcium citrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In just one and a half teaspoons, each serving provides 600 mg (46% Daily Value) of calcium citrate, a highly bioavailable form of calcium. Casey Seiden, Parents, 30 May 2024 The most commonly available forms are: calcium carbonate, calcium malate, calcium citrate, tricalcium phosphate, calcium lactate, and calcium gluconate. Casey Seiden, Ms Rdn Cdn Cdces, Verywell Health, 12 Mar. 2023 Depending on the form and preparation, research shows that calcium is absorbed 2-4 hours after consumption, and calcium carbonate powder is absorbed about 40 minutes more rapidly than calcium citrate tablets33. Casey Seiden, Ms Rdn Cdn Cdces, Verywell Health, 12 Mar. 2023 TheraCal Bone Health Supplement contains calcium citrate in combination with vitamin D3, vitamin K2, and magnesium. Casey Seiden, Ms Rdn Cdn Cdces, Verywell Health, 12 Mar. 2023 Most calcium supplements sold are either calcium carbonate or calcium citrate, and either one is reasonable in people who need calcium supplementation. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 2 Dec. 2022 Calcium carbonate is best absorbed with food, while calcium citrate is well absorbed with or without food. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 2 Dec. 2022 There are two main types of supplements, calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 28 Jan. 2022 Those with low levels of stomach acid (more common in people older than 50) absorb calcium citrate more easily than calcium carbonate. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 24 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of calcium citrate was in 1887

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“Calcium citrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcium%20citrate. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

calcium citrate

noun
: a white, odorless powder C12H10Ca3O14 used especially as a dietary calcium supplement and food additive
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