I am taking calcium citrate supplements--about 3 pills/day at 1,000 mg. per 5 pills. How much calcium is in a quart of nettle infusion? oatstraw? red clover? Is it possible to get too much calcium? Should I drink less infusion or take less calcium?
Enclosed is a link to mineral content on many common infusions.
I have not heard of any issues with people taking both infusions and supplements but it is a bit like comparing apples to oranges. When you are taking infusions you are basically taking food. Of course, one can overdose on anything but having a cup or two of infusions each day is part of maintaining a well-balanced diet. In fact, Susun states that if one must take calcium, drink them down with a glass of infusion.
This way you are getting the magnesium to help your calcium work. The magnesium and calcium along with the other minerals and vitamins in infusions are working together as a synergistic whole and are easily absorbed by the body - unlike the calcium supplements. Of course, the Wise Woman Way is to build bones up without supplements, so almost always we would recommend reduction of pills and increasing infusions.
If you wish to continue with the supplements, do make sure you use the calcium citrate as it is one of the forms that is easier for the body to assimilate and I would think very hard about ever going to any other methods such as Fosomax. Here are some recent postings at our weblogs:
Wise Woman Team