My gynecologist recommended 1500 of calcium with magnesium and Vitamin D. The D is because sunscreen has really cut down the amount of D we get these days. It's gotten to be a problem. Don't know if the 1500 of calcium is a lot -- I have osteopenia so might be taking more than usually necessary.
Originally Posted by curlyzan
Children and pregnant women should take 1500 mg of calcium, all others only need 1000 mg. My mom was diagnosed with osteoporosis last week and was told to take 1500 mg, like you were. Calcium isn't readily absorbed by the body so I understand why a higher dose would be recommended. If it isn't absorbed the body elimiates it so a higher dose increases the odds of more being absorbed before elimination.
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