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Is calcium approved by the FDA?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates supplements, such as calcium, differently than it regulates medications. Supplement manufacturers, not the FDA, are responsible for making sure their products are safe. The FDA does not evaluate health claims made about supplements or require calcium supplement makers to prove that their products are effective for any health condition. Therefore, it is up to the consumer to do research on effectiveness of supplements and to determine which brand or formulation is right for him.

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