Not All Calcium is Created Equal: A Doctor Explains Why! by Donna John

Nutrition Family Health
6 years ago
Not All Calcium is Created Equal: A Doctor Explains Why!

Dr. Christopher Calapai recommends adults ages 19 to 50 take 1,000mg of calcium daily. If you don’t receive enough calcium from your diet, you may need to take a supplement containing elemental calcium. Elemental calcium refers to the actual amount of calcium in a supplement that's available for your body to absorb. 

Read the labels carefully! “For example, if you buy tablets such as calcium carbonate, each tablet contains 1,250mg of calcium,” Dr. Calapai says. “Unfortunately, only 500 milligrams is elemental calcium.”

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