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Dr. Randy Baker
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When is the best time to take a calcium supplement with vitamin d supplement?

When is the best time to take a calcium supplement with vitamin d supplement?

It depends: Most vitamin d3 supplements are best taken with food. Calcium carbonate should be taken with food, so you may take both at the same meal. Calcium citrate can be taken with or without food. ...Read more

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Can I take citracal calcium plus vitamin d slow realease at the same time as centrum energy multivitamin/multimineral?

Can I take citracal calcium plus vitamin d slow realease at the same time as centrum energy multivitamin/multimineral?

Yes you may: Yes you may. Calcium absorption tends to plateau when a single dose exceeds 500-600 mg. Even though the two together would exceed this number, you may be fine because one is slow release. Taking the 2 separately always makes absorption more efficient, but if you never remember taking a 2nd dose, taking both together would still wind up getting you more calcium absorbed than 1 supplement. ...Read more

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My dr says I need to take calcium and vitamin D which is 26 considered low it should be 32-1000. What would happen if I don't take either?

My dr says I need to take calcium and vitamin D which is 26 considered low it should be 32-1000. What would happen if I don't take either?

Low vitamin d: If you don't replenish your vitamin d it means that it will continue to be low unless you are exposed to sunlight and even then- I'm not sure if you will completely solve the problem. Regarding calcium- or is better to get it through your diet than a pill so increase your servings of foods high on calcium such as milk, yogurt, cheese, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted of this vital mineral by taking 1500mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin d daily while pregnant and breastfeeding too. While many prenatal vitamins contain the later, they often don't have enough calcium. Dairy products or a supplement will suffice. ...Read more

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I want to grow taller, can I take calcium and vitamin d supplements everyday?

I want to grow taller, can I take calcium and vitamin d supplements everyday?

Likely not: While good nutrition is essential for normal growth in children and adolescents, additional vitamins and minerals are unlikely to help unless identified deficiencies require supplementation and were inhibiting growth to begin with. Be careful to discuss supplements with either your doctor or your child's doctor, depending on who is taking supplements. Excessive intake may cause problems. ...Read more

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I've been advised to take calcium and vitamin D supplements as my last blood test showed I have low calcium levels. How long will they take to work?

I've been advised to take calcium and vitamin D supplements as my last blood test showed I have low calcium levels. How long will they take to work?

Months: You did not provide sufficient information about your health. Low vitamin D and calcium are likely to be chronic issues and you should get these checked out after about 6 months of treatment, keeping in mind that it may need to be long term treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 18 year old male and my bones are too thin. I had various types of tests and told by my doc to take calcium and vitamin d, no result after 6 month?

I'm 18 year old male and my bones are too thin. I had various types of tests and told by my doc to take calcium and vitamin d, no result after 6 month?

It may take longer: I assume that a DEXA scan has been done. It takes a while for bones to respond to treatment. Might be worth checking vitamin d metabolites and testosterone levels too. ...Read more

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I m 29 years old can I take calcium and vitamin D without going for their levels & without dr prescription I have knee joint pain & I live in sweden

I m 29 years old can I take calcium and vitamin D without going for their levels & without dr prescription I have knee joint pain & I live in sweden

Absolutely, yes!: Hi. And in fact, I'd encourage you to. However, please don't expect calcium and D supplements to improve your knee joint pain. Lifelong adequate calcium and vitamin D will help bone health, and you're right around the corner from your peak bone mass in life, after which your bone density, and with fair correlation bone quality, are in decline. Good luck, and I hope your knee pain is temporary! ...Read more

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Which is the best medicine to cure defiency of calcium and vitamin d?

Which is the best medicine to cure defiency of calcium and vitamin d?

Vitamin D: The only medicine that cures deficiency of vitamin d is vitamin d! take d3, about 5000 units/day but spending time in the sun helps you make your own d. Vit d is essential for absorbing calcium, so adequate d should help you absorb calcium from your diet- leafy greens are a good source. It is also wise to take some vit a & vit k, which work in conjunction with vit d. ...Read more

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How much calcium and vitamin d I need to take daily to treat osteopenia?

How much calcium and vitamin d I need to take daily to treat osteopenia?

600/1000: Calcium 600 mg twice daily and vitamin d 1000 iu / day. May need to adjust calcium dose based upon calcium levels although I am not sure I would do that for osteopenia. Don't forget regular weight bearing exercise. ...Read more

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I take 1200 milligrams of calcium and vitamin d a day. Is this a good amount. Is to much calcium have any negative effects. I have skeletal osteopeni?

I take 1200 milligrams of calcium and vitamin d a day. Is this a good amount. Is to much calcium have any negative effects. I have skeletal osteopeni?

Recommended amount: CarolynM208,

For your age and gender, it is recommended to take about 1200-1500mg of calcium per day along with about 1000 IU / day of Vit D. In addition, if able, you should engage in weight bearing exercise and eat a well balanced diet. If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia and are at risk for fracture, your doctor may recommend medications that can help with bone density. ...Read more

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How many mg calcium and vitamin d, I should take if I can't take dairy?

Drink Almond Milk: Get the silk brand unsweetened almond milk at your local supermarket. Four glasses a day should be sufficient. Avoid pills for calcium as they are known to potentially cause problems. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a very low rate of calcium and vitamin d in my body! So I was told to take vitamind by pills but is there another way to raise that rate?

Hi! I have a very low rate of calcium and vitamin d in my body! So I was told to take vitamind by pills but is there another way to raise that rate?

Depends on cause?: You got to have reason for low Calcium level. We don't know how low your calcium level is&if you are symptomatic. Calcium in blood is bound to albumin, so if your albumin level is low it will show low calcium level. The other causes are Hypoparathyroidism, High level of phosphate due to kidney disease, celiac disease, pancreatitis and alcoholism.Treated by treating the cause and oral calcium and VitD ...Read more

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I am getting colds constantly, about every month for the past 3 months! I have not had this problem in the past, what can I do to boost my immunity? I take a milti vitamin and a combo calcium and vitamin d on a daily basis.

I am getting colds constantly, about every month for the past 3 months! I have not had this problem in the past, what can I do to boost my immunity? I take a milti vitamin and a combo calcium and vitamin d on a daily basis.

Sinus infection?: Sometime a person can have ongoing chronic sinusitis, and it can seem like they are constant colds. Make sure to check in with your doctor about this. You can try rinsing your sinuses using a neti pot with sterile water and salt packets, to see if this clears it. ...Read more

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If a patient takes tons of calcium and vitamin d and then the blood calcium actually goes down- what is this indicative of?

If a patient takes tons of calcium and vitamin d and then the blood calcium actually goes down- what is this indicative of?

Need an explanation: Blood calcium is closely regulated to maintain the precise electrical potentials that keep the brain and heart functioning. The amount that you take in, and the amount of vitamin d within anything close to physiologic parameters, has little effect -- fortunately. If this is hypoparathyroidism being treated & monitored, the illness itself isn't under control. If a lab within normal limits, ignore. ...Read more

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Calcium and vitamin d supplements -- is there anything I should know before I take them?

Yes: Studies have shown a person shpould ha an intake of 1600mg calcium and 2000iu vit b. That is the to be reduced, the calciuim gy the # ca you get from other sources: milk, yougert, ice cream products etc. ...Read more

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Can I take a multi vitamin along with my calcium and vitamin d? I take 1200 mg of calcium and 800 iu of vitamin d3.

Can I take a multi vitamin along with my calcium and vitamin d? I take 1200 mg of calcium and 800 iu of vitamin d3.

Try another meal: While it might not pose a problem, high dose calcium can interfere with some other vit/mineral absorption. So if you are going to take it, it might as well have a chance to help you. I would suggest separating the MVI (multivitamin) from the ca+vitd to different meal times / times of day. ...Read more

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I have GERD, Vegan and I want to take multivitamins& minerals, omega 3, iron b12 and calcium and vitamin D. Will my GERD become worse?

I have GERD, Vegan and I want to take multivitamins& minerals, omega 3, iron b12 and calcium and vitamin D. Will my GERD become worse?

Your doc can give: You something for it after he/she diagnoses it. You can also use dgl, available in the health food store. These capsules are licorice w/out an enzyme that raises blood pressure. They coat the lining of esophagus. Peace and good health. Apple cider vinegar is fine bt please make sure you use the "with the mother" on the label (peelings). Dilute w/water. Peace and good health.. ...Read more

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Can I just take 5000 units of vitamin d without calcium or should I take calcium with vitamin d 5000 units?

Can I just take 5000 units of vitamin d without calcium or should I take calcium with vitamin d 5000 units?

Less D: As a male, you should be able to get sufficient calcium from your diet as long as you drink milk and eat dairy and veggies without problems. 2000 units of vitamin d3/day is all you really need, some will be in your diet. You won't find calcium with 5000 units of d, as that's excessive and not allowed to be sold. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 19 boy. I wanna buy calcium vitamin D and I wanna know the maximum of daily dosage I can take.

Why do you feel: You need calcium? If you don't have lab tests to support this it's best not to take it. Just to answer your question, the US RDA for calcium is 1000 mg daily. Having co-factors like D3, K, etc. Help it to go to your bones. I see that you have prostatitis and depression. The D3 can help w/depression and mood. Please see your doc for more guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Vitamin d : how many iu's of vitamin d is it safe to take long term without the risk of calcium being built up in the internal organs. Thanks?

10, 000 iu if with K2: Good question. Vit D enhances calcium absorption which can increase wish of calcification of arteries and tissues. It is considered safe to take up to 10, 000 iu of D3/day; there is no evidence of toxicity at this dose. But it should always be taken with Vit K2, which helps assume the calcium you absorb goes to your bones.
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Would taking 1800 mcg of vitamin d +400 mcg of calcium in be too much to take? Vitamin d low with 1400 mcg supplemented daily. I am 47yr old female.

Ask your doctor: If you have low vitamin D three levels, you should probably start supplementing. However because it is a fat-soluble vitamin, it can accumulate and build up reserves rather quickly, so you want to follow your doctor's advice on how quickly or fast s/he wants to do this. Also your ratio of calcium is off. So best to discuss this with your doctor to get you back on track. ...Read more

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