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What does calcium or vitamin d do for bone health?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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