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Calcium is important, but vitamin D is very important. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, and it's hard to get enough of it through diet alone. Thacker recommends at least 1,000 international units (IU) a day, via a supplement taken at mealtimes. "Vitamin D is often ignored. I see women in my practice every day who take calcium daily, yet test low for it," she says.