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Who needs a calcium supplement?

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Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: All

As far as i'm concerned, all could benefit from 800-1200 mg daily.
Broccoli and salmon has more calcium than a glass of milk and more nutritious too. Children and post menopausal women are at highest risk of poor bone health. Vitamin d (2-5000 units) is also needed for bone health.

In brief: All

As far as i'm concerned, all could benefit from 800-1200 mg daily.
Broccoli and salmon has more calcium than a glass of milk and more nutritious too. Children and post menopausal women are at highest risk of poor bone health. Vitamin d (2-5000 units) is also needed for bone health.
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
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Dr. Robert Lang
salmon only has calcium if you eat canned salmon with the bones in. According to the FDA, 1/2 cup of raw broccoli has only 21mg. while a cup of milk has 299 mg
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vitamin D too

Shoot for levels at least 50 for optimal health .
We think it is probably a hormone and not a vitamin and just now learning the role in immunity, heart and colon.

In brief: Vitamin D too

Shoot for levels at least 50 for optimal health .
We think it is probably a hormone and not a vitamin and just now learning the role in immunity, heart and colon.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: If not enough diet

Need about 1200-1500mg calcium: all sources (diet and supp), about 800 iu vit d/d.
Takes work to get it .Dairy (low fat/no fat) easiest (200-250mg/8 oz, or 1.5 oz cheese). Broccoli 75mg in 1/2c; canned salmon or sardines with bones give 200mg, 8oz tofu, 1c bok choy, collards, mustard greens give 200mg. Fortified soy/rice/almond milk can give; less absorbed than dairy. Almonds/sesame ok, but cals.

In brief: If not enough diet

Need about 1200-1500mg calcium: all sources (diet and supp), about 800 iu vit d/d.
Takes work to get it .Dairy (low fat/no fat) easiest (200-250mg/8 oz, or 1.5 oz cheese). Broccoli 75mg in 1/2c; canned salmon or sardines with bones give 200mg, 8oz tofu, 1c bok choy, collards, mustard greens give 200mg. Fortified soy/rice/almond milk can give; less absorbed than dairy. Almonds/sesame ok, but cals.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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