The recommended intake of calcium for women is:
• 9-18 years: 1,300 mg
• 19-50 years: 1,000 mg
• 50+ years: 1,200 mg
Most women can get enough calcium, vitamin D, and other essential vitamins and minerals from their diet. Some foods, like grains and cereals, are fortified with extra vitamins and minerals. But if your doctor tells you that you have shortages of any one vitamin or mineral, he or she will also give you tips on what foods to eat and how to supplement properly.