Top
20
Doctor insights on: Calcium And Vitamin D Recommendations

Share
Dr. Randy Baker
1,894 doctors shared insights

Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


3

3
Why does vitamin D need calcium and phosphorus?

Why does vitamin D need calcium and phosphorus?

To make bone mineral: vitamin D's job is mostly to help your gut absorb calcium well from the food you eat so if there is little or no calcium in your diet vitamin D is not that helpful. And calcium works along with phosphate to form a mineral called hydroxyapatite which is hard and gives bones much of their strength. ...Read more

5

5
My vitamin d level is 18 ..why vitamin d supplement gives me horrible muscle cramps ..should I take calcium with vitamin d or take vitamin d only ?

My vitamin d level is 18 ..why vitamin d supplement gives me horrible muscle cramps ..should I take calcium with vitamin d or take vitamin d only ?

Unusual response: This is a very unusual reaction to Vit D. You are more likely to be reacting to the other ingredients in the supplement so look for a pure Vit D3 with minimal additives. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to get optimal levels of 50-80. You probably don't need calcium unless your diet is low in calcium but it is wise to take Vit K with Vit D. Muscle cramps may be caused by low Magnesium. See comment: ...Read more

7

7
Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Be careful.: Regardless of what you have read on "natural health" web sites, there is no credible evidence that oral vitamin d is an effective treatment for psoriasis. High doses can raise your calcium levels to the point where you can develop kidney stones and other serious medical problems. 800-1000 iu is a safe daily dosage to prevent vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What are the benefits of calcium and vitamin d supplements?

What are the benefits of calcium and vitamin d supplements?

LOTS: Vit d helps enhance calcium absorption and both are needed for many biochemical reactions in the body including bone strength/health and heart function. Vit d has been found to prevent 16 forms of cancer, helps the immune system, prevents the flu, helps with heart health and gut health. ...Read more

9

9
Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Some: The fish oil and prenatals are fine together. Ask your doctor how much calcium and vitamin d you need based on your diet. It may be worth getting a vitamin d level. If you need to take the additional calcium, it's probably best to take it apart from the prenatals, which also usually contain calcium. ...Read more

11

11
Does calcium and vitamin d and biotin help in growth ?

Does calcium and vitamin d and biotin help in growth ?

Not at your age: If you are deficient in calcium and vitamin D during your growing years, you may have some impairment in bone development. Even then the effect is not dramatic and they certainly won't make much difference at age 20. As for biotin, there is some suggestion that it may improve nail and hair growth although there has been no scientific proof on this. ...Read more

12

12
Would vitamin B6 change my inr? What about vitd, calcium, magnesium and vit c?

Would vitamin B6 change my inr? What about vitd, calcium, magnesium and vit c?

Vit C & Vit K: Taking large quantities (> 2000mg/day) of vitamin c could affect your inr. Most multivitamins contain less than this, though. The other nutrients you list would not effect inr. Vitamin k can, though. Please check your multivitamin ingredients to know whether it contains vit k. It's essential to keep your intake of this vitamin stable, so that your bleeding time will also be stable. ...Read more

13

13
Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more

14

14
What are the recommendations for vit d deficiency screening?

What are the recommendations for vit d deficiency screening?

High risk profile: Certain groups are at higher risk for osteoporosis and fractures: thin people, light skinned/northern european descent, smokers, history of prior fractures in self or family. But the number one risk factor is sedentary lifestyle, when there is little weight bearing activity. When astronauts return from a couple weeks of weightlessness, they are remarkably osteoporotic back on earth. Walk.Walk! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Should calcium taken with ordered vit d (2000 iu daily)?

Should calcium taken with ordered vit d (2000 iu daily)?

Yes.: An important function of vitamin d is to stimulate the absorption of dietary or supplemental calcium by the small intestine. If no calcium is consumed this effect of vitamin d will be absent. It is not necessary to take the calcium and vitamin d at the same time. A single appropriate dose of vitamin d should be taken daily and calcium should be taken in divided doses 2-3 times daily. ...Read more

17

17
Do multivitamins and calcium with d improve womens health?

Maybe: A recent article showed that more than 800mg of calcium taken as supplements increased heart disease so take half of your required dose as cal/mag & other half via diet. Vitamin d is important & most people are deficient or low so about 2000/day to maintain; if low may need more. Multivitamins are controversial. I think if you feel a step up with them after a few weeks then they are fine. ...Read more

18

18
Alternative medicines for osteoporosis include vitamin d and calcium pills?

Possibly: Although there are studies showing that calcium and vitamin d slow the loss of bone after menopause, recent studies have been suggesting that taking calcium supplements is not the same as getting calcium through foods in your diet. Calcium supplements may be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, whereas high calcium diet is not. At your age you should be concentrating on diet. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Does calcium and vitamin d and biotin help in growth ?

Not at your age: If you are deficient in calcium and vitamin D during your growing years, you may have some impairment in bone development. Even then the effect is not dramatic and they certainly won't make much difference at age 20. As for biotin, there is some suggestion that it may improve nail and hair growth although there has been no scientific proof on this. ...Read more

20

20
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

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
1,086 doctors shared insights

Calcitriol (Definition)

Calcitriol is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more