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Best Time To Take Calcium And Vitamin D
If i take vitamin d supplements, do I need to take magnesium supplements along with it to improve vitamine d absorption? And to prevent mag depletion?
Yes: The usda rec 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables/day. If you eat these then your vitamin levels should be ok. But, vitamin d which is mainly produced in the body after sun exposure is low in most people due to our modern way of living (we are almost always under a roof protected from the sun). Also make sure your product is nsf certified. www.drbarretojuiceplus.com. ...Read more
Any time is good: Our bodies need vitamin c 24 hours a day so it should not make a big difference when you take it. However, vitamin c does not stay in your body for very long so it is wise to take it at least twice a day. I take vitamin c in the morning and evening but it might be even better to take 3x/day. I advise 500mg-2000 mg per dose. See http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/faq.Shtml#q7. ...Read more
Yes: Many cardiac conditions can be aggravated by vit d deficiency! ...Read more
Best time of day/way to take vitamins/supplements: b-complex; vitamin c; iron; chelate zinc and acidophilus
Yes: It is important to take vitamin d and calcium when pregnant to protect against bone loss and to maximize the skeletal development of the baby. Many women have been shown to be vitamin d deficient in recent years. A serum 25ohd test should be done to document a normal level. The dose of vitamin d to take depends on what level you start at. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The best source of: Vitamin d3 is to be in the sun each day w/arms ; legs exposed. That doesn't work in the winter. Barring this, supplementing w/d3 capsules is good. Ask your doc to check your d3 level and go from there so you will know the dose to take. The majority of us folks are low, especially darker skinned people. Peace and good health. Fatty fish, egg yolks, cheese, some meats are good food sources. ...Read more
YES- highly advised: The average multivitamin has 400 iu of vitamin d. Many experts feel it is optimal to achieve a vitamin d level of at least 45 ng/dl. Most adults need to take 4000-5000 units a day to achieve these levels, so taking 4000-5000 units plus a multivitamin is wise. Toxicity won't occur with 10, 000 units or less/day. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/vitamin-d-why-you-are-pro_b_585311.Html. ...Read more
Any brand will do: Counter to what a salesperson might tell you, there's not much money to be made selling vitamin D. As long as the label has a USP DSVP symbol on it, you're pretty assured of its quality. So don't buy fancy brands/names - just make sure it's D3, not D2. For most, 1,000-2,000units each day should be fine. Take enough to bring your 25OH vitamin D above 30ng/mL. Don't check 1,25 diOH vitamin D. ...Read more
Not at all: Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3 a day during fall and winter months to get adequate D. It is possible to get D from sun in spring & summer if you get enough sun. D is best absorbed with or after a meal. Vit C can be taken any time and it is totally safe to take C, D and all other vitamins together. If this was not safe then multivitamins would not be popular and beneficial! ...Read more
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