Too much calcium?
I've been supplementing with Vitamin D3 for a while. I recently grabbed some calcium+vitamin d tabs, that contain 10µg (400 IU) of Vitamin D, and 800mg of Calcium.
Now it seems 10µg is quite a small dose of Vit D, but would it be harmful to take more pills, considering they also contain calcium, so potentially getting too much calcium?
I've had them for a while as I was emptying the other bottle of D, so I can't just return them...
Yes, that would be too much calcium. There's really no need to supplement calcium as long as you get a decent amount (600 mg or so) from diet (dairy, green leafy veggies, or bone broth). Paul Jaminet has some great write-ups about this at [url=http://www.perfecthealthdiet.com]Perfect Health Diet - A diet for healing chronic disease, restoring youthful vitality, and achieving long life[/url] (or in his book - Perfect Health Diet).
Alright, thanks. I was afraid it was so. Cheers for answering :)
800mg is too little calcium
But little of that form of calcium in the supplement is absorbed anyway, much like the calcium in green vegetable sources.
[QUOTE=Derpamix;1063425]800mg is too little calcium
But little of that form of calcium in the supplement is absorbed anyway, much like the calcium in green vegetable sources.[/QUOTE]
Oh, it depends which calcium and which supplement - look for essential calcium.
But supplemental 800 mg is definitely too much and as people said you probably don't need to supplement.