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Doctor insights on: Vitamin D Vs Calcium Bone Health

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Vitamin d is needed for calcium absorption. So is calcium needed for vitamin d absorption?

No: Hi. No, calcium is not needed for vit. D absorption, but vit. D is a fat soluble vitamin, so bile is definitely helpful in vit. D absorption. So taking vit. D with a meal does help its absorption. ...Read more

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What does calcium or vitamin d do for bone health?

What does calcium or vitamin d do for bone health?

Calcium/Vit D3: You need sunlight to convert cholesterol in your skin to vit d3 which your body uses to bring calcium into the bones. Not enough calcium and your bones become brittle, not enough d3 and you get 'soft' bones/rickets which can lead to fractures. If you are low then take d3 wait one hour then eat 2 non fat yogurts 2x/day. Each yogurt gives 800mg of calcium. ...Read more

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I am trying to find supplements for sev.Osteoporosis, are vit k2, chia seeds, vit d3, vitamin C magnesium & calcium safe & beneficial for bones?

I am trying to find supplements for sev.Osteoporosis, are vit k2, chia seeds, vit d3, vitamin C magnesium & calcium  safe & beneficial for bones?

See below: 1.calcium supplementation up 2000-1200 mg daily and 2. vitamin D supplementation keep vitamin D level greater than 30
There is no conclusive evidence for magnesium, potassium other micro nutrients replacement for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis
please review recent information about calcium and vitamin D supplementation
https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d ...Read more

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Is magnesium needed for vitamin D absorbtion as cofactor?

Is magnesium needed for vitamin D absorbtion as cofactor?

Magnesium is not: needed for absorption of D but it is good for muscle cramps, aches, and headaches. D is is needed as a co-factor for absorption of calcium, which is what you may be thinking of. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is caltrate calcium tablets good to take for low vitamin d ?

Is caltrate calcium tablets good to take for low vitamin d ?

Low vitamin D: Vitamin D is available over the counter at your pharmacist. It comes in bottles of 100 tablets - one bottle is 1000 unit tablets and the other is 2000 unit tablets. Either one would be OK and neither is expensive. ...Read more

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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

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Does extra vitamin d help with boost a child's absorption of calcium?

If he is deficient: If he has absorption problems or is not getting enough sun exposure or always has sunblock on (which is good, but blocks 95% of vitamin d production). If he does not have a deficiency, then the extra vitamin d will increase calcium above the levels needed. Consistent vitamin d and calcium intake through a lifetime is the way to go. There is such things as too much of a good thing, too! ...Read more

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How should vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

How should vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

Vit D nec for bones: Vitamin d and calcium are the necessary for bone health and the lack of either can contribute to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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If a person has osteoporosis due to severe vit d deficiency will calcium supplement helps to increase bone density?

If a person has osteoporosis due to severe vit d deficiency will calcium supplement helps to increase bone density?

Osteoporosis: If your doctor has not recommended calcium along with vitamin D you might need a doctor who knows a bit more about osteoporosis. Together these meds will help control your bone health but you might also need osteoporosis medicine. Please call the International Society for Clinical Densitometry at 860-259-1000. They will point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Is calcium pantothenate good for bone?

Is calcium pantothenate good for bone?

Not enough calcium: in this product to depend on it for bone health. It is used as a vitamin B-5 supplement. Over 90 % of it is the vitamin. A 500 mg tablet will only have around 40 mg of calcium. On the other hand, it should not hurt your bones. ...Read more

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Can I take the followings/d Hpv and low grade vitamin A 8000 iu vitamin b13 1000ug vitamin c 1500 mg vitamin D 25 ug vitamin e 400 iu folic acid 800ug?

Can I take the followings/d
Hpv and low grade
vitamin A 8000 iu
vitamin b13 1000ug
vitamin c 1500 mg
vitamin D 25 ug
vitamin e 400 iu
folic acid 800ug?

Vitamins and HPV: Vitamins as supplements will have absolutely no effect on HPV. You can however take the supplements you indicated, although a single multivitamin a day would be just as effective. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Victor Beshay
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Bone Health (Definition)

Bone health is a topic that includes prevention and treatment of osteopenia/osteoporosis (thinning of bones due to loss of calcium in bones), proper diets, adequate exercise, safety programs to prevent falls, testing ...Read more


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Vitamin D (Definition)

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