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    Vitamin D and calcium
    medfree posted:
    Hi Everyone,

    I'd like to ask those of you who are on 50,000 iu's of vitamin D whether you take a calcium supplement too.

    My physican recently put me on 50,000 iu's twice a week and she mentioned I shouldn't take my calcium supplement. I asked her why and she told me because it wasn't good for the heart.

    I've heard that vitamin D can up your calcium. Maybe I should go off of it for now?

    booch007 responded:
    Good morning,

    Vit D and calcium "talk " to eachother. The calcium needs vit D to be absorbed and utilized that is why it is in milk......

    Recent research showed that you absorb too much calcium and it can deposit where you don't want it. I stopped mine too.

    I get enough calcium in my diet to be of benefit.

    There is some talk of wether or not calcium for osteoporosis is of benefit as well. So much they tell us to do and later see that it really is of no value (like Vit E years ago) or it is harmful.

    We now know that VitD is very important to the body. Not a vitamin at all it is actually a hormone when you read the literature.....potent little guy!

    Good luck and listen to that doc of yours! Nancy B

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