Is Taking Chelated Calcium causing Vitamin D3 Cramping?
(Saint Louis, MO)
I take 1200 mg of chelated Calcium a day and 1800 mg of chelated magnesium a day. Recently my blood tests showed that I had a deficiency of Vitamin D
18 ng/mL where 30/100 ng/mL were the norm. My calcium was 9.5 where 8.6-10.3 mg/dL is normal.
I was taking 400 iu's for years and now increased it to 5000 iu's and started having cramping and diarrhea so I decreased the calcium 100 mg and felt better overall but still have the diarrhea etc.
Should I cut down on the calcium some more to see if that clears things up? Before I cut down 100 mg I was too wide awake and too stimulated from the new dosage of vitamin D although I felt good.
Jack Walters - St. Louis, MO