Is one type of calcium supplement better than the other? Why it taking vitamin D with calcium recommended? What about magnesium?

Calcium. Milk is the best idea - 2% or lower - doesn't matter. There is some vitamin D available over the counter at low cost. Take 100 or 2000 units a day. Don't worry about magnesium unless a doctor has said your value is low.

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Can I take one tablet calcium supplement with vitamin D any risk for heart attack and stroke?

Yes. calcium 600mg with vitamin D3 400 international units can be safely taken once daily. For people in areas of the US where there is little light- especially during winter, you might consider twice a day. This calcium and vitamin D should not lead to risk of heart attack, smoking and being on the birth control pill might. Read more...

Hi, I was wondering if a calcium supplement which also has vitamin d, manganese, magnesium, boron and vitamin K good for you?

Yes! . This sounds like a formula well-designed for bone health. Supplements work in symergy. You can't absorb calcium if you are low in vit d. Vit k makes sure the calcium goes to your bones instead of arteries. Boron improves bone density and magnesium and manganese are also important for bone health. Read more...
No. Taking supplements/vitamins "just because" is not ok. For a healthy 22 year old, you should be getting all your vitamins/minerals from the food you eat and not from outside sources. If you have medical problems that prevent absorption of certain minerals/vitamins, then you will need to discuss it with your doc to determine which ones are needed. Read more...

Is it really important to take vitamin d with calcium supplement? Is it serious if you do not?

The D3 is important, not the calcium supplement. D3 required for intestinal cells to absorb calcium from food, the bone forming cells to form bone, muscle (including heart) strength, immune function. However too much can be toxic. Thus do not blindly take. Instead check & optimize blood concentrations (by blood sample) in upper normal, e.g. 70-80 ng/ml, range. If D3 good, calcium pills likely a waste of money. Read more...

I heard that you are supposed to take vitamin d with calcium supplement. What if you do not is it serious?

Calcium & Vit D. No, it is not serious. You should be getting calcium from the foods you eat anyway. Vit D has an effect on calcium so it may be beneficial to add a supplement but if you get good you should be good. . Read more...

If I have had very low levels of vitamin D for a while and I am taking a D supplement, should I add calcium supplement as well?

Probably. Hi. Ha, in Seattle you don't make much vitamin D on your own, huh?! Whether you need to take supplemental calcium really depends on how much calcium you have in your diet. But your body absorbs less dietary calcium when you're very low on vitamin D, so you probably were relatively calcium depleted. It doesn't hurt to restock the shelves! Read more...
Little. Key: get D3. ?? enough. D3 is essential for absorption of Ca+2, from food, supplement pills poorly absorbed. Desirable D3 conc. 70-80 ng/ml; generally wait ~3 months between checks. Reasonable replacement doses ~35,000 to 60,000 IU per week. Most OTC D3 supplements, in my experience, not very effective; search for a quality preparation. A common source is lanolin from sheep raised for their wool. Read more...

When is the best time to take a calcium supplement with vitamin d supplement?

For a lot of reasons. Calcium plays a vital role in body function. It regulates muscle contraction, nerve conduction and bone health among others. Both calcium and vitamin d should be taken with a meal ( only exception will be calcium citrate which can be taken on empty stomach). Read more...
It depends. Most vitamin d3 supplements are best taken with food. Calcium carbonate should be taken with food, so you may take both at the same meal. Calcium citrate can be taken with or without food. Read more...