Calcium with Vitamin D3 moderate the rate of bone loss for a separate group of postmenopausal women, maintaining support for the spine.
Calcium and vitamin D also plays a role in supporting colon health.
- Several clinical trials reveal the positive effects of combined supplemental calcium and vitamin D for bone health.
- Vitamin D is important for its ability to promote intestinal calcium and phosphorous absorption, reduce urinary calcium loss and support the healthy bone composition.
- In a large trial involving over 3,000 women, supplementation with calcium, vitamin D daily for one and a half years supported the bone composition of the femur. In another study, calcium and vitamin D supplementation promoted calcium utilization and maintained healthy bones in postmenopausal women.