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Does a woman over 50 get enough calcium from taking a multivitamin daily?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends

It depends on how much calcium is in the vitamin.
Women need 1000-1500 mg calcium daily, from foods (dairy products, vegetables) and/or supplements. Altho calcium carbonate is cheap, it isn't absorbed as well as calcium citrate. Vitamin d3 enhances absorption of calcium.

In brief: Depends

It depends on how much calcium is in the vitamin.
Women need 1000-1500 mg calcium daily, from foods (dairy products, vegetables) and/or supplements. Altho calcium carbonate is cheap, it isn't absorbed as well as calcium citrate. Vitamin d3 enhances absorption of calcium.
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