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A 33-year-old member asked:

Should i be taking calcium and vitamin d supplements if can't drink milk anymore?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Magnesium: Calcium is important but overrated. Do not supplement more than 500 mg a day. It is just as important to take magnesium and other bone building trace elements such as strontium, boron, etc. Everyone living in the northern parts of usa should take extra d3. Milk that is homogenized and non-organic is not good for you anyway. You get more calcium from a cup of broccoli than a cup of milk.
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Yes: That will help you to keep your bones adequately maintained to prevent osteoporosis. Any other additional calcium foods such as cheeses, yogurt will be helpful as well.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between vitamin d supplements and the vitamin d you get in milk?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Mainly the amount.: Vitamin D3 is found in milk and in some supplements. However, while supplements can contain as much as 5000IU per pill, a glass of milk has only 180IU.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What's the difference in benefits between calcium/vitamin d supplements and milk?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Quantity: Milk is food. It naturally contains some calcium, and it is often supplemented with some vitamin d...Usually enough so that you can utilize the calcium in the milk. The amount of vitamin d in milk is insufficient to keep blood vitamin d at adequate levels, unless you're drinking unhealthy quantities of milk and neglecting other sources of nutrition. You need more vitamin d than is in milk.

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