What's the difference in benefits between calcium/vitamin d supplements and milk?

Quantity. Milk is food. It naturally contains some calcium, and it is often supplemented with some vitamin d...Usually enough so that you can utilize the calcium in the milk. The amount of vitamin d in milk is insufficient to keep blood vitamin d at adequate levels, unless you're drinking unhealthy quantities of milk and neglecting other sources of nutrition. You need more vitamin d than is in milk.
Avoid milk. Avoid milk unless organic. Contrary to popular opinion, milk may not be the most bioavailable source of calcium. A cup of broccoli has more calcium than a cup of milk. Green vegetables have plenty of calcium in them, and fewer environmental pollutants than milk. Green leafy vegetables especially spinach and kale should be organic. Calcium is best taken with magnesium.

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Is there a difference between calcium/vitamin d supplements and drinking milk?

Yes, for vitamin D. Milk has only 400 iu of vitamin d per quart and most people need 2000-5000 iu per day to get their blood level above 50 ng/ml. So you would have to drink at least 5 quarts of milk to get enough vitamin d. The vitamin d level is enough for an infant but not for an adult.

Need advice on what is the the difference between calcium/vitamin d supplements and drinking milk?

Amount! Vitamin d milk has 400iu per quart and 280mg of calcium per 8 oz serving! This is 1120 mg per quart! The usual ca-d pill has 600mg of calcium with 400iu of d!

Out of potassium, folic acid, & calcium+vitamin d supplements, which one causes odorous urine?

Not likey. It is not likely that any of these are related. Odorous urine is more likely related to some food that you are or not drinking enough water.

Should I be taking calcium and vitamin d supplements if can't drink milk anymore?

Magnesium. Calcium is important but overrated. Do not supplement more than 500 mg a day. It is just as important to take magnesium and other bone building trace elements such as strontium, boron, etc. Everyone living in the northern parts of usa should take extra d3. Milk that is homogenized and non-organic is not good for you anyway. You get more calcium from a cup of broccoli than a cup of milk.
Yes. That will help you to keep your bones adequately maintained to prevent osteoporosis. Any other additional calcium foods such as cheeses, yogurt will be helpful as well.

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.

What are the differences between vitamin d supplements and the vitamin d you get in milk?

Mainly the amount. Vitamin D3 is found in milk and in some supplements. However, while supplements can contain as much as 5000IU per pill, a glass of milk has only 180IU.

Calcium supplements and 2 vitamin d supplements everday. Why didn't latest study show they are okay?

Controversial. Some say it doesn't work because it just doesn't work. Others say because form of calcium used in study, calcium carbonate, is poorly absorbed. Given recent studies showing increased risk of calcification of blood vessels due to oral calcium supplements, I recommend against them. Make sure you are vitamin d deficient before taking vitamin d. Get 15-30 daily sun exposure for best natural source.