Will Vitamin D Be Absorbed Even If I Don't Take Calcium?

by NoName

A few months ago my primary care doctor told me my Vitamin D level was lower than it should be and put me on 1000 mg of Vitamin D daily. I do not take calcium supplements and I am wondering if I am absorbing the Vitamin D suppliment. Also, where I do not take calcium.


Should I take my Vitamin D suppliment with a glass of milk? Looking forward to your response.

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Why Do You Think that you Need Calcium
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi NoName,

There are a couple of interesting issues here. First of all, you REALLY need to read some more of what I've written on this site. Specifically, I would recommend that you read my page on Vitamin D Requirements to see that 1000 IU's is a maintenance dose for a healthy newborn infant and not for an adult that weighs 15 to 20 times more than an infant and has low Vitamin D Levels.

So, to get your levels up to where they should be, please follow the instructions on my Vitamin D Therapy page.

Next, I'm not sure why you think that you need calcium in order to absorb vitamin d- because it's the other way around, you need Vitamin D in order to absorb calcium.

And as far as drinking milk, I don't recommend it AT ALL unless your milk is raw, unpasteurized and homogenized- and then it doesn't contain Vitamin D anyway! Milk ONLY has vitamin d because it's 'fortified' with supplements, so why not just take supplements if you are going to drink milk because of it's vitamin d? And most westerners get PLENTY of calcium, they just don't get the vitamin D and magnesium needed to absorb it.

Regular milk on the store shelves is not fit for human consumption and should be considered a 'processed food' that is equivalent to white flour. Please see the Real Milk.com website to see why no one should drink the dirty, hormone and antibiotic laden milk that is on store shelves. Yuck! I wouldn't TOUCH the stuff...

So, a BETTER way to make sure that you absorb your vitamin d is to get my Vitamin D Absorption Pack that I've created for that purpose. If you are concerned about Vitamin D Absorption, you should be MUCH more concerned about getting enough magnesium, vitamin A, and vitamin K- the vitamins actually needed to absorb Vitamin D.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

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