A 22-year-old female asked:
hi , i was wondering if a calcium supplement which also has vitamin d, manganese, magnesium, boron and vitamin k good for you?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Randy Baker answered
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes! : This sounds like a formula well-designed for bone health. Supplements work in symergy. You can't absorb calcium if you are low in vit d. Vit k makes sure the calcium goes to your bones instead of arteries. Boron improves bone density and magnesium and manganese are also important for bone health.
Answered on Mar 6, 2016
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Taking supplements/vitamins "just because" is not ok. For a healthy 22 year old, you should be getting all your vitamins/minerals from the food you eat and not from outside sources. If you have medical problems that prevent absorption of certain minerals/vitamins, then you will need to discuss it with your doc to determine which ones are needed.
Answered on Aug 3, 2013
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