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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...

Will I grow taller if I take calcium and vitamin d supplements everyday?

No. Taking calcium and vit.D will make your bones stronger but height is a genetic trait. Read more...
Not at all. Growing taller requires open growth centers in your bones. The hormones that sustain growth, increase in puberty for a final push, but also signal the growth centers to close. This occurs from 16-20 in most males and 15-17 in most females. Once the growth centers close, no supplement. special diet, exercise or anything else will increase your height. At a listed age of 38, you are finished growing. Read more...

I want to grow taller, can I take calcium and vitamin d supplements everyday?

Likely not. While good nutrition is essential for normal growth in children and adolescents, additional vitamins and minerals are unlikely to help unless identified deficiencies require supplementation and were inhibiting growth to begin with. Be careful to discuss supplements with either your doctor or your child's doctor, depending on who is taking supplements. Excessive intake may cause problems. Read more...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Will your body absorb a calcium supplement if you take vitamin d with it?

Yes. The short answer is yes. Although not directly as the vitamin d in your supplement (which is either d3 or d3) has to be converted first by your body (in the kidneys) to the active form of vitamin d (called calcitriol). This latter product will in turn aid in the absorption of calcium in the gut. Read more...
Food BestSource Ca+2. Yes, D3 needed for absorption & often ? in US, but best measure vit. D3 concentration; optimal in the 70-80 ng/ml range. Sun tends to trigger conversion of a little cholesterol in skin to Vit D, then converted in liver to D2 & by kidneys & other tissues to D3. D3 impt for Ca absorption, bone & muscle strength + immune function. Best source food & if D3 conc good, unlikely need Ca+2 supplements. Read more...

What is the best calcium supplement with vitamin d for a 63-year-old woman?

D3. It seems that the latest information has been that d3 is what is best for the body - also called cholecalciferol. So you want a calcium with d3. Also, magnesium is an important mineral for bone health as well. As far as which supplement is the best, it is very difficult to say. An excellent resource is nutrisearch's comparative guide to nutritional supplements. Read more...
Lots to choose from. As long as you are getting between 1000-1200mg of calcium daily in divided doses and 2000-5000 units of vitamin d daily you should be in good range. A blood sample before and 3 months after supplementation would be recommended. Also make sure you are doing 30 mins of weight bearing exercise at least 3 times a week for optimal bone health. Read more...