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Calcium Requirements

Calcium Supplementation Based on Age

Source:  http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-QuickFacts/

The amount of calcium you need each day depends on your age. Average daily recommended amounts are listed below in milligrams (mg):

Birth to 6 months 200 mg
Infants 7–12 months 260 mg
Children 1–3 years 700 mg
Children 4-8 years 1,000 mg
Children 9–13 years 1,300 mg
Teens 14–18 years 1,300 mg
Adults 19–50 years 1,000 mg
Adult men 51–70 years 1,000 mg
Adult women 51–70 years 1,200 mg
Adults 71 years and older 1,200 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding teens 1,300 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding adults 1,000 mg


Upper limits - calcium:
Source:  http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-QuickFacts/

The safe upper limits for calcium are listed below. Most people do not get amounts above the upper limits from food alone; excess intakes usually come from the use of calcium supplements. Surveys show that some older women in the United States probably get amounts somewhat above the upper limit since the use of calcium supplements is common among these women.

Birth to 6 months 1,000 mg
Infants 7-12 months 1,500 mg
Children 1-8 years 2,500 mg
Children 9-18 years 3,000 mg
Adults 19-50 years 2,500 mg
Adults 51 years and older 2,000 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding teens 3,000 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding adults 2,500 mg

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