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Griff wrote: At the Apotheke, I had two pharmacists explicitly tell me to be careful to take my Magnesium, Calcium, and Zinc at least one hour apart from one another, and to wait at least 1-2 hours after my thyroid meds to take any of them.

Calcium can come from many sources, but none of it can be processed by the body or absorbed without magnesium. Research suggests that calcium not be taken without magnesium. I don’t know about zinc, but all three are in and have always been in the supplement I’ve taken for probably 15 years. No problems here and I have them lab-checked yearly as far deficiencies are concerned.

The thyroid information is correct; if you take thyroid meds, you should take it several hours before or after calcium. Too much fiber in the body at one time can also mess with thyroid meds.