- Q Do the recommendations for calcium change after menopause?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineBefore menopause, the daily requirement of calcium from all sources is 1000 milligrams (mg) per day. After menopause, you need 500 mg more. So your new grand total should be 1500 mg of calcium a day. And you won’t like me if I just told you to... Full Answer
- Q How much calcium should I take daily in supplement form?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThere are several recommendations when looking to start taking a regular calcium supplement: Men and women should make sure to get enough calcium: 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams (mg) a day for men and 1,200 mg for most women over thirty (pregnancy and... Full Answer
- Q Should I take calcium supplements to improve my bone health?
Calcium is a vital nutrient for bone health. The best way to get calcium is through food. Foods such as dairy products, leafy green vegetables, corn tortillas, almonds, and salmon are high in calcium. However, calcium supplements are recommended... Full Answer