If I understand what I've read about vitamin D, doesn't it stand to reason that I may also be deficient in other minerals that rely on vitamin D to be absorbed properly?
Yes if you have a vitamin D deficiency especially D3 then no matter how much calcium rich foods you eat your bones cannot absorb it all and you may not be absorbing enough calcium to keep your bones strong which would put you at risk for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.
I have the same problem and found out when I fractured 2 vertabrae which is quite painful. I now take supplements - Calcium with D3 as I cannot eat dairy products.
If your bones are still okay and you can eat dairy products then you would probably just need the vitamin D3 supplement.
If you don't like or can't eat dairy then go for the combine Calcium with D3.
Also talk to your doctor to see if there are other things you need to take.
I started taking magnesium when I was on my 2nd week of vitamin D. If you even have the slightest deficiency in Magnesium, it intensifies if you start taking D.. Which leads to horrible muscle pain & dizziness. I feel alot better now. I take 250 every other day of mag now, but I was taking it every day at first. Read-a lot. You'll get better!
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