i take a multi vitamin every day,Can i take just one Caltrate + D a day, intead of two?and ive read you have to take with a full glass of water, is that neccessary??? im not good at drinking straight water,can l take it with tea/coffee?
Hello dollerious, sorry no one has answered your question. A lot depends on your age & general health. It's always good to take a multi vit/mineral each day. However if you are female, & don't eat enough milk products that contain Vidtamin D then a supplement is a good idea also. The daily reccomended amount in the multi vit vit may be enough, but depends on certain health issues & medications, & the way you eat. If you decide on a Vit. D supplement make sure you are getting Vitamin D3. I personally take 3000iu of it because I have severe osteoporosis, which runs in my family, & am on Forteo a bone building shot I take each day. When you readh a certain age, most (not all) women reach a point when they need extra vitamin D. The best way to dtermine this is to have your doctor run a simple blood test to see what your blood level of vit. D is. He may prescribe a prescription of vit. D if it is too low. Unfortunately te way Americans eat, they don't get enough of this very important vitamin. The caltrate is a good one to take as it has calcium, Vit. D & folic acid, all important to one another in absortion issues. More info concerning your age, general health, & medical issues would be of more help on this, but having you levels checked by your doctor is also important. They can also check your blood calcium levels at that time too. I don't know if you live in the US or not, but it never hurt to supplement with vitamins/minerals.Your body will get rid of any excess you may take except the calcium, & it can raise your blood level too high which is not a big deal, but can lead to kidney stones & calcium deposits in other parts of your body.I believe caltrate has 1299mg of calcium, & that should be just fine...
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