January 2005 Issue
A Closer Look at Whether
Two Calcium Supplements
Make the Grade
Q. You recently compared several different brands of calcium-containing bone supplements, but you didnít mention Os-Cal or Citracal. Arenít these good sources of supplemental calcium? A. Yes, they are. Os-Cal and Citracal, both leading brands of calcium supplements, differ in their sources of calcium and cost. Os-Cal, which comes from oyster shells, costs a little less than Citracal, which is made from calcium citrate.
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