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I have osteoporosis and would like to know how much and exactly which supplements to take.

By Anonymous August 5, 2010 - 10:07pm
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My vitamin D level is 45. How much calcium do I take and how often? What about vit D, mag, vit K and Strontium?? Should I be taking anything else? Thank you very much.

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question and welcome!

The normal range for Vitamin D levels is from about 30 to 74 nanograms per milliliter so you are falling into the 'normal' range. Taking a calcium supplement with Vitamin D is usually a good idea since Vit D helps the calcium to be absorbed by the body.

Magnesium and Vitamin K are sometimes recommended for those with calcium deficiencies and the same for Strontium.

However, it is NOT a good idea to 'self medicate' (so to speak) with these supplements. Depending on your own bone density levels, you may be taking too much or too little.

Has your doctor not outlined a supplement or nutritional plan for you, to help with your osteoporosis? If not, he or she needs to. Please schedule an appointment with him/her as he/she will know what you need, based on your current health status.

You can read more about osteoporosis on our page; here you will read all about it but also have access to other womens stories, expert advice, nutritional and supplemental information and more:

Here is a video from one of our doctors on foods and osteoporosis. The text is at the bottom of the video if you don't have speakers or have difficulty loading it.

Again, please have a talk with your doctor and nutritionist before self-supplementing.

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