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calcium 600mg + d3

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Created January 09, 2012 at 3:57 PM

i take calcium 600mg+D3 it recommends taking one tablet two to three times a day im wondering if i can take two at the same time cause i always forget to take the second dose in the evening. If i do take 2 together is the second one gonna be just a waste and wash out of my system. Mary

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is regular vitamin k adequate for calcium absorption? i bought a calcium supplement and it has phytonadione, not k2

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on January 10, 2012
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Pooped out, peed out, either way it's wasted.

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I'm curious how you think unabsorbed calcium could go into the urine.

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on January 09, 2012
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Make sure you're getting plenty of vitamin K2 to get that calcium into your bones or it can cause calcification of the arteries.

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on January 09, 2012
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Your body can only absorb about 650mg of calcium at one time. Anything over that is excreted in the urine.

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on January 10, 2012
at 11:56 AM

I'm curious how you think unabsorbed calcium could go into the urine.

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on January 10, 2012
at 12:49 PM

Pooped out, peed out, either way it's wasted.

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There's a curvilinear relationship between intestinal calcium absorption and calcium intake; so as you take in larger quantities of dietary calcium at one time, the amount absorbed decreases significantly.

So yes, you will excrete more calcium taking two tablets at one time. It would be better to take them separately. Also, I agree with the person who recommended you get plenty of vitamin K2, whether from food or supplement, for proper calcium utilization. This is probably more important than getting that third dose of 600mg.

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on June 06, 2013
at 03:22 PM

is regular vitamin k adequate for calcium absorption? i bought a calcium supplement and it has phytonadione, not k2

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