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Calcium Plus Vitamin D Medication
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
I take fish oil, vitamin c, vitamin d, calcium plus vitamin d, red yeast rice, multivitamin, which of this is the most effect?
Ca and D: Why are you taking all that junk? What do you think it will do for you? How will you know if it's working? What deficiency are you treating or what disease are you trying to prevent? There's no scientific evidence that any of that will help you except for good calcium in your diet and about 2000 units of d a day. Don't get your medical info from tv, friends or the internet. ...Read more
Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?
Bone health & more: Vitamin D & calcium are involved in bone health eg prevention of rickets & osteoporosis - check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/health-tip/art-20048544. The heart, muscles & nerves also need calcium to function properly - check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/calcium-supplements/art-20047097 ...Read more
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
That exceeding norm: Any amount of vitamin d supplementation that causes your vitamin d level to exceed optimal is too high. Know your numbers. Have your vitamin d level checked. 30-100 is normal. Vitamin d and calcium are neccessay for strong bones. In excess, calcium increases your risk for a cardiovasular or heart event, and vitamin d excess can cause fractures. ...Read more
Get from Food & Sun: While supplements are important when we can't get proper nutrition or live in areas where sun exposure is difficult, eating fatty fishes such as mackeral, tuna, and herring, and getting out in the sun at least 1-2 hours a day will usallmy allow us to produce enough vitamin d not to require supplementation. Of couse, sun exposure is limitted by your medications or health conditions. Consult your md. ...Read more
Too little intake: The body maintains stores of vitamin d in the fat cells. It takes a long time for a deficiency to develop, and a long time to correct it using typical over-the-counter supplements. People normally get vitamin d from sun exposure and a few food sources (liver, eggs) as people have moved indoors and don't eat as much eggs & liver, vitamin d deficiency has become more common. ...Read more
It increases calcium: Vitamin d increases calcium absorption, and if it gets too high, it can cause lots of problems such as stomach upset, muscle weakness and even depression. This is why taking too much vitamin d is a problem for most people - 800 units daily is plenty for most. If you have high calcium already, though, you might want to avoid taking extra, and limit sun exposure (raises active vit d). ...Read more
You could take a supplement but those doses you are talking about are very low doses and would not likely do much good
go to vitamindcouncil. Org for good information on this subject. ...Read more
Enriched foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more
In my testings my vitamin d is 10 nmol/l and calcium is 2.19 nmol/l how much vitamin d should I take?
Very severe: Deficiency. You need a big dose for a long time so ask your doc. ...Read more
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
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
I take vitamin D and calcium every day. I'm 56 and was told when we get older the body doesn't absorb enough D from sunlight. Is this true?
Measurement Required: Cannot correctly begin to control what is unknown/not measured. Healthy vitamin D3 (what counts) concentrations in the 70-80 ng/ml range. Vitamin D is not absorbed from sun. Sun tends to trigger conversion of a little cholesterol in skin cells to Vit D, then converted in liver to D2 & by kidneys & other tissues to D3. D3 impt for Ca absorption from food, bone & muscle strength + immune function. ...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 more
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.
No sun or oral D.: Vitamin d deficiency develops because of inadequate exposure to sunshine and inadequate intake of vitamin d from supplements and food. Over a long period of time calcium deficiency in the bone and blood can develop from significant vitamin d deficiency because calcium can not be absorbed in the intestine. ...Read more
No: Hi. Nope, no effect on cholesterol.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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