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Does anyone track calcium?

DGeigleyDGeigley Posts: 29Member Member Posts: 29Member Member
If so please message me. DGeigley

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  • OrphiaOrphia Posts: 4,568Member Member Posts: 4,568Member Member
    Most foods in the supermarket don't list calcium (or other minerals or vitamins) in the nutritional information, let alone most MFP food database entries (which are mostly entered by users with even less data at hand).

    Any tracking of calcium would be way off.
  • IsabeausRoseIsabeausRose Posts: 92Member Member Posts: 92Member Member
    I'm adding a calcium supplement to my diet next month and will be adding it to my daily nutrition tracker.
  • Trex5009Trex5009 Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
    I get my calcium goal and exceed it daily
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Posts: 6,116Member Member Posts: 6,116Member Member
    Orphia wrote: »
    Most foods in the supermarket don't list calcium (or other minerals or vitamins) in the nutritional information, let alone most MFP food database entries (which are mostly entered by users with even less data at hand).

    Any tracking of calcium would be way off.

    This is my thought on the subject.

    I just track it by blood labs that I get annually or biannually but not my oral intake. Some research indicates there is a relationship between calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 levels.

    nutritionaloutlook.com/jointbone-health/bone-health-cofactors-new-science-vitamin-d-k2-magnesium-and-zinc
  • Need2Exerc1seNeed2Exerc1se Posts: 12,116Member Member Posts: 12,116Member Member
    On the advice of my PCP I take a supplement and I keep in mind how much I'm eating, but I don't track it here.
  • RoxieDawnRoxieDawn Posts: 12,011Member Member Posts: 12,011Member Member
    I do track calcium and supplement daily. I am in the beginning stages of menopause.. and osteoporosis is prevalent among the women in my family.
  • MostlyWaterMostlyWater Posts: 3,287Member Member Posts: 3,287Member Member
    I do. I drink calcium and Vit D enriched orange juice, eat yogurt and a cheese stick every day. And I do weight bearing exercises.
  • cmtiggercmtigger Posts: 1,388Member Member Posts: 1,388Member Member
    Orphia wrote: »
    Most foods in the supermarket don't list calcium (or other minerals or vitamins) in the nutritional information, let alone most MFP food database entries (which are mostly entered by users with even less data at hand).

    Any tracking of calcium would be way off.

    This is my thought on the subject.

    I just track it by blood labs that I get annually or biannually but not my oral intake. Some research indicates there is a relationship between calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 levels.

    nutritionaloutlook.com/jointbone-health/bone-health-cofactors-new-science-vitamin-d-k2-magnesium-and-zinc

    This wouldn't be accurate for some people, like those with parathyroid issues that cause blood calcium problems.

    I track my calcium, and if the entry doesn't have the correct information I look for a new one or make my own. In spite of what another poster said- it is on nutrition labels.
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Posts: 6,116Member Member Posts: 6,116Member Member
    cmtigger wrote: »
    Orphia wrote: »
    Most foods in the supermarket don't list calcium (or other minerals or vitamins) in the nutritional information, let alone most MFP food database entries (which are mostly entered by users with even less data at hand).

    Any tracking of calcium would be way off.

    This is my thought on the subject.

    I just track it by blood labs that I get annually or biannually but not my oral intake. Some research indicates there is a relationship between calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 levels.

    nutritionaloutlook.com/jointbone-health/bone-health-cofactors-new-science-vitamin-d-k2-magnesium-and-zinc

    This wouldn't be accurate for some people, like those with parathyroid issues that cause blood calcium problems.

    I track my calcium, and if the entry doesn't have the correct information I look for a new one or make my own. In spite of what another poster said- it is on nutrition labels.

    If counting works for you then doing it makes sense for you.

    It is not count of inputs that matters the most to me but the net of what gets absorbed. The scales do my net calorie count and lab results count things like.calcium results.
  • cmtiggercmtigger Posts: 1,388Member Member Posts: 1,388Member Member
    cmtigger wrote: »
    Orphia wrote: »
    Most foods in the supermarket don't list calcium (or other minerals or vitamins) in the nutritional information, let alone most MFP food database entries (which are mostly entered by users with even less data at hand).

    Any tracking of calcium would be way off.

    This is my thought on the subject.

    I just track it by blood labs that I get annually or biannually but not my oral intake. Some research indicates there is a relationship between calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 levels.

    nutritionaloutlook.com/jointbone-health/bone-health-cofactors-new-science-vitamin-d-k2-magnesium-and-zinc

    This wouldn't be accurate for some people, like those with parathyroid issues that cause blood calcium problems.

    I track my calcium, and if the entry doesn't have the correct information I look for a new one or make my own. In spite of what another poster said- it is on nutrition labels.

    If counting works for you then doing it makes sense for you.

    It is not count of inputs that matters the most to me but the net of what gets absorbed. The scales do my net calorie count and lab results count things like.calcium results.

    I don't think you understood my post. Calcium levels in blood aren't any indication at all of what you are eating or absorbing if your parathyroids aren't working correctly.
  • cmtiggercmtigger Posts: 1,388Member Member Posts: 1,388Member Member
    cmtigger wrote: »
    Orphia wrote: »
    Most foods in the supermarket don't list calcium (or other minerals or vitamins) in the nutritional information, let alone most MFP food database entries (which are mostly entered by users with even less data at hand).

    Any tracking of calcium would be way off.

    This is my thought on the subject.

    I just track it by blood labs that I get annually or biannually but not my oral intake. Some research indicates there is a relationship between calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 levels.

    nutritionaloutlook.com/jointbone-health/bone-health-cofactors-new-science-vitamin-d-k2-magnesium-and-zinc

    This wouldn't be accurate for some people, like those with parathyroid issues that cause blood calcium problems.

    I track my calcium, and if the entry doesn't have the correct information I look for a new one or make my own. In spite of what another poster said- it is on nutrition labels.

    If counting works for you then doing it makes sense for you.

    It is not count of inputs that matters the most to me but the net of what gets absorbed. The scales do my net calorie count and lab results count things like.calcium results.

    Also, are you aware that if you aren't getting enough calcium your body pulls it from your bones to keep the level steady in your blood?

    Are you getting dexa scans too?
  • OrphiaOrphia Posts: 4,568Member Member Posts: 4,568Member Member
    I do as I have early onset osteoporosis

    I create my own entries using USDA information.

    Wow, that's awesome! It didn't occur to me you could take MFP to that level!

    I was way off with saying you can't track it.
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