A new guideline suggests that dietary and supplemental calcium intakes lower than 2500 mg daily don’t affect CV risk.
So elderly persons taking Calcium supplements need not be worried if they are taking Calcium supplements upto 2500mg per day.
Calcium is important for optimal bone health throughout your life. Although diet is the best way to get calcium, calcium supplements may be an option if your diet falls short.
- Calcium & Vitamin D ~ An Essential Element for Bone Health
- Calcium Intake ~ Daily Recommendation
- Calcium in Food
- Calcium Content of Some Common Food Items
- Absorption of calcium
What could be a problem with too little Calcium !
If you don’t get enough calcium, you could face health problems related to weak bones:
- Children may not reach their full potential adult height.
- Adults may have low bone mass, which is a risk factor for osteoporosis.