We need calcium to ensure stronger bones and teeth, heart function and proper nerve activity; however, when taking antibiotics, mind your calcium intake. Calcium may render your antibiotics ineffective because it can block your body’s ability to absorb your medicine. As important as calcium is to your overall health, effective antibiotics are necessary in order to rid your body of the bacteria that is causing your illness.*
Strive to find a balance between both calcium and antibiotics. When taking a calcium supplement or when consuming a food or drink rich in calcium (i.e. dairy) wait at least three hours until you take your antibiotic to ensure proper absorption.
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