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Best Time To Take Calcium And Vitamin D
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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'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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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