- In early-postmenopausal women, bone-mineral density was higher in the calcium carbonate group than the calcium citrate malate group at the spine.
- Calcium carbonate is cheapest and therefore often a good first choice.
- Calcium carbonate is 40% elemental calcium, so 1,250 milligrams (mg) of calcium carbonate contains 500 mg of elemental calcium.
- Mg supplementation in menopausal women has also proved more effective in a combination with other minerals.
- Important for bone quality, in case of casting or application of fixators to the fractured bone, promotes appositional bone growth around the fixation device.