Calcium and Vitamin D recommendations

Posted on June 15, 2011 12:22 pm CDT

The Institute of Medicine recently updated the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for Vitamin D and Calcium. They call for more Vitamin D and less Calcium through our daily diet and supplements. The new RDA for Vitamin D is 600 IU (international units) for people up to age 70 and 800 IU for those over the age of 70. For Calcium, the new recommended daily allowance is 1300 mg for adolescents, 1000 mg for women up to 50 years old and men up to 70. The RDA for senior adults is 1200 mg per day. It is recommended that you not take more than 2000 mg of calcium (through food and supplements) daily if you are over the age of 50. Too much calcium might increase the risk of kidney stones and possibly heart attacks. If you have any questions about the new recommendations or if you would like to talk with our pharmacists about your daily intake of Calcium and Vitamin D, feel free to give us a call.

"While attending pharmacy school, I knew that someday I wanted to open my own pharmacy. I envisioned a pharmacy where I could talk to people one-on-one. By listening and learning about their health concerns, I could use what I had learned to help them. I graduated from pharmacy school in 1978 and went to work for a chain store, then a hospital, then an independent pharmacy, all of which gave me valuable experience. But I still had the desire to open my own store.

In 1984, at age 30, my dream of owning my own pharmacy came true. With the help of a friend who was willing to take a chance on me and loan me the start-up money, The Medicine Shoppe opened its doors and filled its first prescription on July 9th, 1984. My goal was to serve my patients and customers to the best of my ability. Over the years, I have carefully built a staff that shares those same goals.

Even though our name has changed, 27 years later the entire staff of Medicine Store Pharmacy still has that same goal in mind. We are here to serve you.

Thank you to all of my loyal customers: past, present and future. "Jerry Popek, Owner, Medicine Store Pharmacy