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How much calcium do I need each day

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
500mg: New studies found that more than 500mg increased the risk of heart attack in menopausal women.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Calcium needs: An 8yo kid can acquire the calcium they need for normal growth (800mg/day) with 24 oz/day of bovine milk.They could avoid milk altogether & get calci ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
1200mg daily: Anywhere from 1000-1300mg daily is sufficient during teeage years to ensure good bone mineralization and prevention of osteoporosis later in life. Jus ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: A mixed diet with dairy products should provide sufficient calcium and magnesium for an adult male and you do not need to take supplements. See these ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
1,000 to 1,200 mg: The recommended daily dose of calcium for adult men and premenopausal women is no less than 1,000 mg, while that for postmenopausal women is 1,200 mg ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing specific: At 15 you are near the end of your growth cycle. Supplements of calcium do not increase you growth beyond where it would end up naturally. A balanced ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
2TO1SAME TIME IS OK: The ratio of 2to1 is just right.And you can take them at the same time and there is no reason why not.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many options: There are other foods high in calcium such as green leafy vegetables (kale, collards, turnip, spinach), nuts (brazil), tofu, flax seeds, sesame seeds, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience Pediatrics
1000 mg/day: You should get about 1000mg/day. I think the best way is getting it with your diet. Milk is great esp since it has vitamin d. Cheese and yogurt as wel ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on...: This depends on your diet ; sun exposure. Most adults need 5-8000 iu a day of vit d3 during fall ; winter months but can get enough d from exposure to ... Read More
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