Question by  crasian (17)

How much calcium do women need a day?

I drink milk regularly and am not sure if I need to take calcium supplements as well.


Answer by  westphall (79)

The amount of calcium per day depends on your age. Women up to age 50 need at least 1,000 mg of calcium a day. Women over the age of 50 need at least 1,200 mg. Women that are post-menopause, it's suggested to increase the amount of calcium you take.


Answer by  mike43 (7)

If you are between the ages of approximately 19 and 50 you need about 1000 mg of calcium daily and over that age you need about 1200 mg a day.


Answer by  sapphire51 (1048)

1,500 mgb. There are also other sources of calcium as opposed to calcium supplements. green leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, dried peas and beans, sardines and shellfish.


Answer by  Marsha94 (618)

Women need to get about 1000-1200mg of calcium per day. One serving of milk is only about 30% of what your daily intake should be. Taking a supplement would not be a bad idea, but you can also get calcium from broccoli, sardines, soy milk, clams, or turnip greens. Just don't over do it.


Answer by  mannersandsuch (1796)

It is important that you get at least 1000-1200 mg of calcium day in the form of high quality supplement along with 3-5 severings of calcium rich foods.


Answer by  chris13 (18)

1000 mg. However, during pregnancy/nursing a woman could need as much as 1200-1500 mg. If older than 50 and post-menopausal she might need 1000 on estrogen or otherwise 1500.

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