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Able900 wrote: 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 pharmacists said that they’re both bivalent ions, so they “compete” to be absorbed. They were fairly adamant that I take them apart. Interestingly, I find only a few English websites that maintain this – but quite a few German sites!

Able900 wrote: 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.

I’ve decided to take my thyroid pill before I go to bed. Since I’m not taking anything overnight other than Valerian Root, and I don’t often eat right before bed, I think this is the best way to keep stuff from interfering with it – especially given that I’ve been eating the buckwheat bread for breakfast.