How much calcium and vitamin d is too much?
Let’s face it, we all want to have strong bones, healthy teeth, and a robust immune system. And since childhood, our parents have always been reminding us to drink milk for the sake of getting enough calcium.
But how much calcium is too much? What about Vitamin D?
As with many nutrients that our body needs, excessive intake can be just as detrimental as having not enough. Calcium and Vitamin D are essential minerals in our diet; however taking them excessively may have consequences.
So put down your glass of cow juice for a moment while we dive deeper into the world of vitamins and minerals – it’s time to learn about what happens when you get too many!
Take everything in moderation
It’s no secret that overdoing anything has consequences – whether it’s eating an entire cake or doing 100 push-ups before bed(don’t say I’ve never warned ya!). The same statement applies to consuming particular foods containing high concentrations of certain nutrients like Calcium and Vitamin D.
Anything taken beyond acceptable limits could result in health repercussions. So what exactly does this mean?
Foods rich in vitamins such as cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), calcifediol (25-hydroxyvitaminD/Helpful right?), ergocalciferol (VitaminD2) supplements fortified drinks like cereals are given specific guidelines on daily consumptions written on their labels somewhere close-
How Does Calcium Impact Our Body?
Before jumping into any information regarding how dangerous excess amounts can be unhealthy let us understand why they’re perceptible substances first(they won’t bite!).Calcium naturally exists within the human body primarily working towards strengthening your teeths’ roots and ensuring bone density remains intact;
This mineral assists nerve impulses reaching communication ports amongst neurons by transmitting signals passing through synapses(still following?). However!, you should not assume the need for consuming tons of dairy milk to intake it; numerous alternative sources are rich in Calcium like almonds, cashews, and Amaranth.
How does Vitamin D Impact our Body?
VitaminD acts as a fat-soluble secosteroid important(to the nerds out there like me)in bone health by enabling absorption of calcium within bloodstream from intestinal channels.
If this nutrient is deficient amounts present will lead to weaker than average teeth/bones whilst exposing one’s body to ailments ranging from viral infections such as flu epidemics up till autoimmune disorders via hyper-activated immunity cells partaking in inflammation or other complications.
What Happens If I Consume Too Much Calcium?
When too much calcium gets deposited into various tissues around your body(Scary right?), risks regarding frequent kidney stone formations can elevate due to sudden calcification(cue Matrix music!).Calcium exceeding thermodynamic solubility limits results in minerals forming particular crystalline substances that deposit themselves onto inner linings inside tubes and ducts throughout the human form ultimately leading to possible long-term harmful implications predominantly associated with kidney performances.
Powerful doses found within supplements which seem good at first glance have sparked concerns amongst professionals worldwide.In combination -with high-density ions shuffling around within bloodstreams and imbalances may cause cardiac tissue irritability influencing abnormal heart rates!
Other side effects may include indigestion, cramps(not ideal when doing yoga), nausea(to hell with sea sickness), constipation(Help!)
The daily adequate intake (DAI) outlined by experts for healthy adults 19–50 years old is between 1k-1.2k mgs per day because not all of it will convert into usable forms. This means taking maximum consumption even beyond age-adjusted(?) guidelines only increases number bills coming your way later on(visiting physicians frequently).
Navy soldiers going through rigorous tests/exercises on land that deplete bone mass at an alarming rate are permitted higher milligram allowances as described through certain literature(not responsible for Army health!):
- Men 18–50 years old: 2,500 milligrams
- Women of reproductive age: 2,500 mg
What Happens If I Consume Too Much Vitamin D?
Unlike Calcium,VitaminD doesn’t lead to kidney stone formations under excessive consumption rates(hoorah!).Miscalculation made by supplement manufacturers could cause alarmingly high amounts plus complications surfacing ranging from heart disease,vomiting, and even death(don’t drink their Kool-Aid);
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) provided in tabulated form below is advised alongside consistent medical consultations:
Adequate blood levels exist within ranges of anywhere between the lower limit(i.e.,20 nanograms/mL or 50 nmol/L(gotta love scientific measurements)) Ranging up till The higher end(i.e.,70 nanograms/mL or World Health Organization(WHO)suggested total of ≤100 nmol/L)
|Age-group||Adequate Intake(μg/day)||Upper intake level:(μg /day)|
|0–12 months||10 Micrograms/day(mcg/d)||25 mcg/d|
|1–13 years||15 mcg/d||50mcg/day|
|(Dosage exceeding upper limits advised towards conditional patients only regarding symptoms such as rickets)|
Calcium and vitamin D have multiple sources other than milk(cue Veganism religiously studying this section), but overindulging in these substances can have numerous pitfalls. Strict regulations set forth within milligram consumption are accompanied by specific limitations which one must always adhere to when choosing any medication or diet changes.
If you think you overdosed on calcium or Vitamin D call your doctor and charge him for making you go through so much information!