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Public service announcement: Take your vitamin d3 and calcium citrate

 
Anonymous Coward
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01/13/2009 05:25 AM
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Public service announcement: Take your vitamin d3 and calcium citrate
I attended a grand rounds where I work. A spine surgeon, gave a talk about bone density, and injuries.
He said most people are deficient in vitamin d3 and calcium.

People with low levels have soft bones, fractures are slower to heal. Patients that op out of serious back injury surgery have been put on vitamin d3 and calcium. Their fractures healed on their own. I saw the evidence --some x rays before and after.

He recommends 1000 units a day. I've heard others say take 2000 units a day. He said 400 units won't do anything.

I was also at a breast cancer conference and 3000 units a day was recommended for women.

The calcium he recommends is calcium citrate. Not the carbonate type.

More info

[link to www.emaxhealth.com]
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01/13/2009 07:29 AM
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Re: Public service announcement: Take your vitamin d3 and calcium citrate
Thanks for the info OP!

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01/13/2009 07:46 AM
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Re: Public service announcement: Take your vitamin d3 and calcium citrate
Yes, calcium citrate is the form of calcium found in breast milk and is very easily digested. It doesn't bother my stomach like carbonate does.
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01/13/2009 08:01 AM
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Re: Public service announcement: Take your vitamin d3 and calcium citrate
I attended a grand rounds where I work. A spine surgeon, gave a talk about bone density, and injuries.
He said most people are deficient in vitamin d3 and calcium.

People with low levels have soft bones, fractures are slower to heal. Patients that op out of serious back injury surgery have been put on vitamin d3 and calcium. Their fractures healed on their own. I saw the evidence --some x rays before and after.

He recommends 1000 units a day. I've heard others say take 2000 units a day. He said 400 units won't do anything.

I was also at a breast cancer conference and 3000 units a day was recommended for women.

The calcium he recommends is calcium citrate. Not the carbonate type.

More info

[link to www.emaxhealth.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 156750


You are confusing IUs with milligrams. Vit D (and E) is measured in International Units (IU). Calcium is measured in milligrams, not IU. When you write about "3000 units," it's ACTUALLY 3000 milligrams (or 3 grams) of calcium, NOT vit D. 3000 IU of vit. D is toxic and eventually fatal! 800-1000iu is a good dose.
Also all your commas in this sentence are not needed: "A spine surgeon, gave a talk about bone density, and injuries."
TimOsman
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01/13/2009 08:32 AM
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Re: Public service announcement: Take your vitamin d3 and calcium citrate
I take Vitamin D3 supplement after a doctor on the Jeff Rense program recommended it, and I read up about it on Wikipedia

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

In the UK, Boots the Chemist do a good one (I'm assured).

During the winter, I take one or two capsules a day, as per the instructions, which is about the recommended daily dose.
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01/13/2009 08:42 AM
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Re: Public service announcement: Take your vitamin d3 and calcium citrate
also

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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01/13/2009 08:44 AM
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Re: Public service announcement: Take your vitamin d3 and calcium citrate
drink a gallon of milk dauly





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