There definitely are calcium supplements out there without the additional D. Just be aware that your body can only absorb so much at once, which is why most recommendations are to split your (supplementary) intake into two doses. In addition, your body doesn't utilize calcium well without a certain amount of D in your system at the same time.
You should not be taking 5000 IU of vitamin D unless your doctor has prescribed it because your levels are too low. You should always talk to your doctor about any vitamins or supplements first.
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For the healthy adult female, under age 50; the recommended intake is: 1000 milligrams calcium 5 micrograms (600 International Units) of vitamin D
The upper limit regarding safety is set at: 2500 milligrams for calcium 50 micrograms (6000 International Units) for vitamin D
Supplement intake is not something to "play around" with. Why not talk to your doctor, discuss your medical needs for these nutrients, obtain your intake amount from your diet and supplement use---for this should all be taken into account when determining the need for additional supplementation.
SP Registered Dietitian Becky
11/1/12 4:17 P
Is it safe to do 5000IU vitamin D3? I read on spark the Tolerable Upper Intake Level for vitamin D is 4,000 IU for adults
I definitely do the 5000 IU's of Vitamin D3. Calcium I get from my almond milk and fresh greens.
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2,706 11/1/12 12:46 P
I aim for 1000mg calcium (on top of the 600mg I get from yogurt) and at least 5000IU vitamin D if I didn't get enough sunlight.
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11/1/12 12:24 P
I'm currently taking a multivitamin but it doesn't have enough calcium and I'm considering taking an additional supplement. I need to know what is the maximum amount of calcium and vitamin D I can have daily.
Most of the calcium supplements I've seen have 1,200mg calcium and an addition 1,000mg of vitamin D in it, but my multivitamin also has 1,000mg of vitamin d3 and 250mg of calcium.and 1,200 calcium.
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