F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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Pingu
How much calcium can a meal have
i wonder 
seems being sneaky is my only way to challenge ed
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scaredmom
Hi PIngu, 
I am not sure what you mean by how much calcium in a meal? 
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When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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Pingu
I’ve added calcium to her food plus vit d
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scaredmom
Ok now I think I understand. In any meal 500mg of elemental calcium is usually the maximum one can absorb. ( That presumes normal absorption /normal intestinal function) So more that that will just be eliminated. As for Vit D, for kids in Canada we supplement up to 600-800 Units per day (50% of our population is considered Vit D deficient). For Adults over the age of 50 here in Canada, 1000-2000 IU  Vit D/day and no more than 1200 mg of elemental calcium, preferably from food sources and not supplements, is suggested. In some people up to 4000 IU VIt D  is OK and needed. (Dependent on renal function and bowel issues that may affect absorption). Too much calcium is not "better and can cause issues in some individuals. So the usual recommendation is calcium given via food sources (2-3 servings of dairy or other calcium rich food per day) and a Vit D supplement once per day especially in the winter. (ie Oct to April) 
XXX
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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