Keep in mind that the recommended amount for vitamins and minerals is the recommended *minimum.* The safe maximum is many times higher. Do talk to your doctor because your tolerance can be affected by medications you take or by certain medical issues, but most people are still safe at 800% of the daily recommended value.
3/9/14 4:52 P
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I wouldn't be worried about trying to keep those within the tracker range, UNLESS your Dr advises you too. A lot of people don't have all the information that they need to make informed decisions as to whether to have a supplement or restrict the nutrient. If you are worried, you are best to talk to your Dr about this. I am sure that you don't need to worry.
Good luck, Kris
3/9/14 4:34 P
Thanks for all the feedback! I asked the question, because it seems in trying to meet my calcium requirements, I end up with an abundance of D (as per Nutrition Tracker). A lot of foods are D fortified, there's D in my multi-vitamin, and there's 50% of the D RDA in my calcium which only has a third of that RDA...go figure. I haven't had my level tested, but since D is fat-soluble, I didn't want to build up too much. I guess I'll keep playing around with getting more calcium from food and drink. :))
You don't define "too much Vitamin D". How much do you think is "too much"? Have you had your Vitamin D level tested? You're certainly right to be cautious - because Vitamin D is one of the fat-soluble vitamins which can, indeed, build up to unsafe levels. But you should be basing that upon your true lab-tested results.
It's a fairly common notion these days that many of us are deficient. I was so deficient I was prescribed high doses over the course of almost a year to get my values back in range. I'm cutting back now that I've achieved "normal".
On your other supplement - oral calcium can actually create some troubles in your cardiovascular system if it remains in your bloodstream. If you're supplementing oral calcium, it helps to augment that with Vitamin K2 and possibly chromium, which both assist in transporting calcium into the tissues and out of your blood. Don't just take my word for it, though... research it a bit on your own before you adopt any new supplementation. And make sure you pass it by your PCP before you start ANYthing new - because lots of things interact with other things, and that wouldn't be much benefit for you in the long run!
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It is my understanding that most of the Vitamin D comes from the sun. I certainly wouldn't think that you would get too much from food.
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What are your current vitamin D sources? Unless you are mega dosing vitamin D supplements and/or have some sort of condition, vitamin D toxicity cases are about as common as two-headed monkeys.
3/8/14 11:03 P
How can I get enough calcium without overdoing the vitamin D?
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