Better Nutrition

PERFECT TIMING

You may have a near-perfect battery of supplements to strengthen bones, build blood, protect your heart, and prevent cancer. But are you taking them properly? Get the most out of these seven common supplements with this comprehensive guide to times, combos, and amounts.

In doses higher than 250 mg, calcium and magnesium tend to compete for absorption. But both are critical for bone health, and the extra convenience of taking them in a combined supplement may outweigh the relatively small percentage of each that may not get absorbed. Studies suggest that too much calcium with too little magnesium may contribute to calcification of the arteries, increasing the

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