Are antacid tablets a good source for calcium?

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No. The purpose of antacids are too neutralize stomach acids. This is good for an acute stage of heartburn or indigestion, but it is bad for calcium absorption. Physicians typically recommend antacids as an inexpensive and convenient source of calcium. The thinking here is that the active ingredient in these antacids is calcium carbonate (also known as chalk). The problem with this recommendation is twofold:  1) this stomach acid is precisely what is required for the proper assimilation of calcium … Read More