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The ABCs of Vitamin D deficiency

"Even though most of us think about vitamin D along with bones, it has impacts on our muscular function," Troen said. "It also affects our metabolism and how our bodies respond to sugar and manage sugar levels. It has correlations with the incidence of autoimmune illnesses and a range of different cancers."

As a geriatrician, Troen sees a direct connection between low levels of vitamin D and identifiable problems in senior citizens.

"In frail, vulnerable older adults, particularly those who might be in an institutional setting such as in a nursing home, that low vitamin D levels are correlated wtih an increased number of falls," he said, "and if you fall and if your bones are not as strong, which is also correlated with low vitamin D levels, you are at a higher risk for fracture."

He says the effects of low vitamin D on the research mice only lasted for a year, but the doctor says the bad effects could show up over decades in a human being. That is why he recommends most people take supplements of the vitamin, although there are foods that can provide high levels of vitamin D.

Should I take a zinc supplement along with my A and D multi-vitamin?

Someone told me that taking a zinc supplement along with an A and D multi-vitamin would be good for my skin. Is this true?


The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is important to seek the advice of a physician about any medical condition or symptom. It is also important to seek the advice of a physician, registered dietitian,


The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is important to seek the advice of a physician about any medical condition or symptom. It is also important to seek the advice of a physician, registered dietitian,

can i take Vitamin D, Calcuim and a multi vitamin all at once?

can i take Vitamin D, Calcuim and a multi vitamin all at once or should I space them out.... ex. like one at night and one in the morning or is it fine to take all of them in the morning with a meal


Its not recommended but i do that some times just to get a boost.


Depends on if your multi vitamin contains vitamin d or calcium already. If they do, don't bother with the vitamin d or calcium. If you want to take them all, go ahead. Won't cause any harm!