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Post 1) Are multivitamin/mineral supplements truly “insurance in a bottle”? Why or why not? You need to respond to this question yourself with evidence/citation.
post 2) Calculate your daily calcium needs using one of the following calculators https://www.iofbonehealth.org/calcium-calculator (Links to an external site.)
Track your diet/water intake for 3 days on Myfitnesspal. Especially pay attention to your calcium, Vitamin D and magnesium intakes. Using the calcuator results and the three day analysis of your diet, report on the following:
For vitamin D and magnesium can also use https://www.food-nutrients-calculator.com/ (Links to an external site.)
- Do your results on the cacluator agree with your nutritional assessment in terms of your calcium intake? Why or why not?
- How many micrograms of vitamin D do you consume daily? Does the amount of sunlight exposure you get in your geographic location possibly affect vitamin D production?
- How many milligrams of magnesium do you consume daily?
- How does your intake of calcium, vitamin D and magnesium compare to recommendations?
- What changes can you make in your diet to more closely meet recommendations? Would you benefit from a single-nutrient or multi-nutrient supplement? If so, what supplement would you choose (for example, calcium citrate versus calcium carbonate, vitamin D, vitamin K, magnesium, multivitamins)?