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Does extra vitamin d help with boost a child's absorption of calcium?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
If he is deficient: If he has absorption problems or is not getting enough sun exposure or always has sunblock on (which is good, but blocks 95% of vitamin d production). If he does not have a deficiency, then the extra vitamin d will increase calcium above the levels needed. Consistent vitamin d and calcium intake through a lifetime is the way to go. There is such things as too much of a good thing, too!
Answered on Jun 1, 2012
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