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Old 02-17-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Am I over the "Safety limit, over doing it

Hello all,
I am a post menopausal woman, 53 yrs old, and I take a multivitamin that has 500 mg calcium, and 1000 mg of Vitamin D.
I also take a Calcium Vitamin D supplement with 1200 calcium, 800 vitamin d. That's a total of
Calcium 1700
Vitamin D 1800
Am I over doing it, is it safe for me to take this much ?
I eat some dairy, yogurt, or almond milk, but not a lot.
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Re: Am I over the "Safety limit, over doing it

The recommended calcium intake for a woman your age is 1200 mg per day. Perhaps if you took half as much of the added calcium supplement, that would be better.

The right dosage for Vitamin D is a little harder to say for sure. The minimum recommended amount is 600 IU and the maximum is 4,000, which is a pretty wide range. Because it's a fat-soluble vitamin, though, overdose can be dangerous.

Have you ever had your D blood levels checked by a doctor? That's the best guide to whether you are getting too much, not enough, or just the right amount of Vitamin D.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:26 AM   #3
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Re: Am I over the "Safety limit, over doing it

Yes, I get my vitamin d levels checked, They have been low in the past and I had to take prescription vitamin D. This time it was on the low side, but still in the acceptable range. I tend to run low on my vitamin d levels. I'll cut down on the Calcium.
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