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Yes, timing matters. Three factors determine when you should take calcium supplements:
It's also a good idea to take your calcium supplements at a different time from your multivitamin or an iron-rich meal. Calcium can affect how your body absorbs iron, zinc and magnesium.
If you still aren't sure about the best time to take calcium supplements, check with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance.
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