All About Calcium and Vitamin D

The word Calcium comes from the Latin “Calcis” or “calx” meaning “lime”, another name for a Calcium Compound.

Calcium and Vitamin D have a synergistic relationship. They must be taken in conjunction to be efficiently absorbed. Calcium should also be taken with Magnesium in a 2:1 ratio to improve bone health. Calcium was discovered in 1808 by scientist Humphry Davy. Elmer Verner McCollum was the lead scientist in the discovery of Vitamins D in 1922.

Calcium can be found in milk, cream, cheese, butter, kale, nuts and flour. There are a few kinds of Vitamin D, D2 or Ergocalciferol, D3 or Cholecaciferol. Many of us are deficient in Vitamin D, either because our poor dietary intake or living in countries with inconsistent sunlight hours.

Deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to Rickets in children, on Osteomalacia in adults. Calcium and Vitamin D work together to promote healthy bone density and a strong structure. Calcium cannot be efficiently absorbed without the presence of Vitamin D reception to aid it. Calcium is an essential components of bone structure.

Vitamin D can be best sourced from sunlight, but cam also be found in oily fish, cod liver oil, plant oils and seeds. Vitamin D has recently been shown to improve asthma, immune system, heart and brain function.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Good Article.

    I’m passionate about supplements too.
    Was on Magnesium Theronate the last month because I feel calmer when I take magnesium, but I had to aburptly stop towards the end of the month because I was gettinf odd side effects.

    I’m sure you’ve read about the magnesium push recently andif you go that route, I’d recommend slomag.

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    1. GS says:

      Always take supplements after consulting with your physician. Most supplements need to be taken for a particular period of time only.

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      1. Yes and no. Many physicians arent up to date with the ever growing world of supplements such as nootropics

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  2. Thank you for posting on this topic 😊

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome Narayana. Glad you found the post informative.

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  3. iamvhardik says:

    It was nice bit of history on calcium and vitamin D. Learnt something new about vitamin D

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you found the post informative.

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  4. Ciscas says:

    The worst thing I have experienced is the noise made from the bones anytime I make movement. Sometimes it’s embarrassing..at my age, I think I need more of such

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    1. GS says:

      Ah yes The sound you hear is caused by air bubbles in the synovial fluid – the liquid that surrounds and lubricates your joints – and by the snapping of tightly stretched ligaments as they slide off one bony surface onto another.

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      1. GS says:

        I can look up some herbal remedies for you and get back 🙂

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      2. Ciscas says:

        Wow..I like it…will be waiting.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog yet again.

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