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A 57-year-old female asked:

I am currently taking cod liver oil glucosamine chondroitina and 10pg of vit d ... i wish to take calcium magnesium too but has 5.0 vit d isit ok?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Confused by units: I am confused by your units.10 pg=.00001 mcg of vit d=.0004 iu which is an incredibly tiny amount, given that the recommended daily intake is 600 iu/day and most adults need 5000-8000 iu/day in fall and winter to achieve adequate levels.Toxicity has not been reported with intakes of 10, 000 iu/day or less. See http://www.Vitamindcouncil.Org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
Calcium not needed: Recent studies have shown that large doses of vitamin d are not advisable. Also, studies suggest that supplemental calcium also has little or no benefit.
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Last updated Jul 23, 2015


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