Vitamin D and Calcium supplements

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Vitamin D and Calcium supplements
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 9:44am

There has been some controversy about whether or not supplements help prevent fractures. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against supplements for most women.

But the International Osteoporosis Foundation has different recommendations.

My primary care doctor recommends supplements for both. I get 400 IU of Vitamin D in my multivitamin and don't supplement beyond that. I take 600 IU of calcium on the days that I don't feel my diet has given me enough.

Do you take supplements for your bones?


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2002
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 12:41am

My regular doctor has me on 5000 IU of vitamind D and my daughters endocrinologist has her on 1200 vit D.