Are you getting enough calcium?

Are You Getting Enough Calcium?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. Consuming enough calcium is critical for keeping your bones and teeth strong and for maintaining the function of your nerves, heart and muscles. The current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) by age group is as follows:

  • 1-3 years—700 mg daily
  • 4-8 years—1,000 mg daily
  • 9-18 years—1,300 mg daily
  • 19-50 years—1,000 mg daily
  • 51-70 years—1,000 mg daily (men) and 1,200 mg daily (women)

Please note that these RDAs reflect suggestions from the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. Please consult your doctor to determine how much calcium you need in your diet.

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