Love triangles can be complicated. But when it comes to calcium, vitamin D and your bones, they’re a trio made in heaven. It’s a no-brainer that calcium is the building block of your bones, but did you know that in the absence of vitamin D, this nutrient could be rendered useless? That’s exactly what we’ll cover in this article. So let’s dive in. 

Let’s start with Calcium

Aside from iron and magnesium, calcium is not only one of the most important minerals for your body but also the most abundant one. Calcium is important for your bones, but its benefits also spread to your teeth, muscles, heart and nerves. 

However, it is also the only mineral your body cannot produce naturally. To get it into the system, we have to look to external sources like food, drinks or calcium tablets. If you don’t consume the required amount of calcium, your body will take it from your bones, slowly breaking down its mass and eventually leading to osteoporosis. 

Moving on to Vitamin D 

Vitamin D is a prohormone that play a vital role in bone health. It’s main job is to ensure that the calcium that you consume gets efficiently absorbed by your body. Without it, calcium won’t be distributed into your system and will lead to loss of bone mass and increase the risk of osteoporosis.  

Sunlight is the main source of vitamin D. It’s only after exposure to sunlight that your skin starts producing it. However, prolonged exposure to the sun can cause sunburns and increase the risk of skin cancer, so doctors recommend consuimg them in the form of food or supplements. 

Vitamin D is also known to promote healthy functioning of our muscles and immune system. 

What’s the best sources for calcium and vitamin D


  • Reduced-fat or skim milk
  • Low-fat plain or fruit yogurt
  • Swiss cheese
  • Calcium-fortified juice
  • Calcium-fortified cereal
  • Tofu 

Vitamin D

  • Vitamin D-fortified milk
  • Mushrooms
  • Egg yolks
  • Fatty fish

Why should I consider calcium and vitamin d tablets?

As is the case with most vitamins and minerals, foods and drinks are definitely a great form of consumption. However, it is almost impossible to meet the daily requirements of either vitamin. Calcium and vitamin D tablets are formulated such that a single pill can make up for at least half the required daily micrograms. 

These supplements came in varying dosages, so it is important to to consult a healthcare professional before you purchase them. A professional can run certain tests to determine if you need the tablet at, and in case you do, what dosages would be appropriate based on your current diet or lifestyle.