Q: I did feel good when I took xxx calcium (a popular brand of calcium amino acid chelate) which caused me excess stomach acidity, why?
A: Probably xxx calcium is the salt of amino acid, not chelate. Calcium salts consume a lot of stomach acid and your body has to secret more acid which may becomes habit after longtime stimulation.
Q: I had bone spurs on both feet and was barely able to walk. I took Byl-calcium and now I can't find any trace of the pain. why Byl-calcium could made the rock-hard spurs disappeared?
A: Actually bone is not like rock. Think about the similarity in structures between baby bone and adult bone, comparing with the annual circles of tree. Bone is a living tissue which continually build up and dissolve out to maintain the calcium balance between blood and bone. The spurs formed due to lack of calcium and can be dissolved when calcium reach the balance .
Q: I am diagnosed as Fibromyalgia. I took Byl-calcium 2 weeks ago and feel a lot less muscle spasm and cramps and the pain is less too. How dose it work like this?
A: It was believed that some of migraines were caused by the imbalance of calcium. Calcium has a key role in the muscular contraction and imbalanced calcium was found involved in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia. Clinical study showed that fibromyalgia patients has significantly lower intracellular calcium level than that of healthy people. The lower intracellular calcium level may be responsible for muscular hypertonus. L-Aspartate of Byl-calcium is intracellular amino acid and can efficiently carries the calcium into cells and relieves pains
Q: I took Byl-calcium yesterday and didn’t feel the twitch in sleep anymore, is it work so fast?
A: Twitch when drowsy or in sleep is a common symptom of calcium deficiency. It could be temperately relieved since Byl-calcium is able to increase calcium level quickly. However it should took weeks or months to get complete relief.
Q: The dosage on label is 2-4 capsules per day, should I double the dosage for my severe osteoporosis?
A: Yes you can but not necessary. Keeping take Byl-Calcium every day is much more important than increasing the dosage.
Q: I heard that calcium and Vitamin D can reduce the risk of cancer, is that truth? Should I take byl-calcium with VD together?
A: Yes, more and more clinical evidences confirmed that calcium could reduce 50% of the risk of cancer (Am J Clin Nutr. 2007, 85(6):1586). VD was also reported reduce the cancer risk and some experts link its efficacy with the calcium absorption. However, overdose of VD is toxic so that several people died every year according to NIH reports. The key reason is the long half-life (28 days) of VD that means you take one capsule and half capsule left in your body at 28th day. Therefore, you should test the VD level in your blood and follow the physician’s advices.
You can take Byl-Calcium together with VD if you need since no interaction between them was reported. However VD is not necessary for calcium absorption since calcium in this product can be absorbed without VD. Byl-Calcium is specifically good for those who cannot absorb calcium in traditional calcium supplements because of their poor ability to metabolize vitamin D.