Vitamin D3 and Chelated Calcium

by William

I can't drink milk products so I have to take calcium supplements. I also can't take just any calcium supplement because most of them upset my stomach. I have to take chelated calcium because it doesn't upset my stomach. I read that chelated calcium is absorbed better than calcium salts.

Here's my question.

I have not been able to find a chelated calcium supplement tablet that contains vitamin D. So my mind thanks that it is not necessary to take chelated calcium with another vitamin D3 supplement.

Should I take a vitamin D3 tablet each time I take the chelated calcium tablets? Because the last that I heard is that Vitamin D3 helps your body absorb calcium.

If this is true, why don't they ever include vitamin D with chelated calcium supplements? In regards to calcium absorbtion is it necessary to take vitamin D along with chelated calcium?

Thank you,

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Oh My Goodness...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi William,

I could EASILY write a book on your question (literally!), this is such an interesting topic. So, you say that you 'need' to take calcium because you can't drink milk.

But who says that you 'need' to get calcium from milk or that milk is the only good source or even that it's a 'good' source of calcium?

Humans somehow managed to have no access to milk for tens of thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of years of evolution, yet we somehow managed to not get osteoporosis and actually THRIVED as a species, did we not?

And LARGE swaths of the world (the entire North American continent for instance) had NO milk animals until the arrival of the Conquistadores, yet Pre Columbian skeletons show absolutely healthy bones. And the best studied of the long-lived people in the world, the Okinawans, had NO osteoporosis despite having virtually no milk products.

Now contrast this to the US. We drink more milk and have a higher calcium intake per capita than any other country in the world, yet we have the highest rate of osteoporosis in the world!!! But somehow getting MORE milk and MORE calcium is supposed to somehow protect us!?

So, do you REALLY need milk or calcium supplements? Absolutely not!! The rise in osteoporosis is NOT related to any decrease in calcium intake- but a decrease in:

Vitamin D intake
Magnesium Intake

and a RISE in processed foods. Calcium supplements are NOT going to protect you from osteoporosis. If you WANT bone protection, then worry about getting enough Vitamin D and Magnesium and eliminating ALL processed foods.

And the ONLY way to get enough vitamin D is to have a Normal Vitamin D Level. I really suggest that you get the cookboook/health education book Nourishing Traditions which will change your entire concept about what kind of eating is 'healthy'.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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