Equate 600+D Calcium Supplement With Vitamin D & Minerals, 120ct

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Equate 600+D Calcium Supplement With Vitamin D & Minerals, 120ct

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The Equate 600+D Calcium Supplement With Vitamin D and Minerals is an ideal way to supplement your daily intake of vitamins. It features vitamin D for calcium absorption for improved bone and colon health. These bone calcium supplement tablets come in a 120 count bottle, and are an ideal way to provide 600mg of elemental calcium daily to your body.

Equate 600+D Calcium Supplement With Vitamin D and Minerals:
  • For bone and colon health
  • Vitamin D for calcium absorption
  • 600mg of elemental calcium in each tablet

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Model No.: 0007874244281
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.601
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 2.24 x 2.24 x 4.4
Walmart No.: 004072998

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Vitamin D Plus Calcium Equals Longer Life

Vitamin D Plus Calcium Equals Longer Life
Vitamin D Plus Calcium Equals Longer Life: Main Image
When vitamin D and calcium were taken together, the risk of death decreased
People who take vitamin D and calcium together may live longer, according to a recent analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Vitamin confusion

Trying to sort out all of the research about the health effects of vitamin D and calcium may leave you more baffled than enlightened. For years, people were told to take calcium for bone health, but newer studies have linked calcium supplements with increased heart disease risk. And for all the positive studies about vitamin D, there are others that suggest that it's possible to get too much of a good thing.

Better together?

To find out more about the effects of vitamin D and calcium on longevity, researchers from around the world collaborated on a review of trials that studied the two nutrients.

Eight studies met the criteria for the analysis. The trials looked at the effects of vitamin D taken alone or in combination with calcium on mortality over the course of three years in 70,528 people. Most of the participants were women around 70-years-old.

Here's what the analysis showed:

  • Vitamin D taken alone did not appear to reduce the risk of death.
  • When vitamin D and calcium were taken together, the risk of death decreased by 7%.

The researchers suggested that calcium and vitamin D might work better in tandem than either works alone, possibly through an additive effect or through their ability to reduce the risk of several cancers.

"Calcium with vitamin D supplementation for elderly participants is overall not harmful to survival, and may have beneficial effects on general health," concluded the team.

Getting the nutrition you need

Adequate vitamin D status is linked to protection from a number of different chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.

For many seniors, getting enough vitamin D can be a challenge. Production of vitamin D in the skin decreases with age, and food sources (like egg yolks and fatty fish) can't be relied upon to provide as much vitamin D as the body needs. Taking a supplement might be a good idea for people with low blood levels of vitamin D. Talk with your doctor about how much vitamin D is right for you.

On the other hand, it's easier to get enough calcium from your diet, even if you're lactose intolerant. Sesame seeds, tofu, sardines, and corn tortillas made with lime have lots of it, as do leafy green vegetables like bok choy and kale.

(J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012 doi:10.1210/jc.2011-3328)

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.

Customer Product Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5★áby luv equate products More 4 u your $ love using their products not aftertaste as some vitamins 07/22/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 like in childhood Good amount of pills for food additives. good smell, taste (i don't like aroma and taste flavourings in such things) 07/21/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★áby Supplement So far so good. 01/05/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★áby Great value. Great price and love them shipped directly to my door. 11/10/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★áby Calcium pill was a little smaller then the others This calcium pill (it was purple) was a little smaller then the ones I generally buy.Which is a big importance to me. Cannot swallow big pills. 09/21/2014
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