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Calcium Requirements

How Much Calcium Do We Need?

Calcium is essential to helping the remodeling process stay balanced. However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age. Studies of older adults show that adequate calcium intake can slow bone loss and reduce the risk of fracture.

Age Daily Calcium Requirement (this includes your diet and supplements)
19 to 50 1000 mg
50+ 1200mg
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