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Calcium Quick Facts

What is calcium and what does it do?

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions. Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness.
The body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body.

How much calcium do I need?

The amount of calcium you need each day depends on your age. Average daily recommended amounts are listed below in milligrams (mg):
Life StageRecommended Amount
Birth to 6 months200 mg
Infants 7–12 months260 mg
Children 1–3 years700 mg
Children 4–8 years1,000 mg
Children 9–13 years1,300 mg
Teens 14–18 years1,300 mg
Adults 19–50 years1,000 mg
Adult men 51–70 years1,000 mg
Adult women 51–70 years1,200 mg
Adults 71 years and older1,200 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding teens1,300 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding adults1,000 mg

What foods provide calcium?

Calcium is found in many foods. You can get recommended amounts of calcium by eating a variety of foods, including the following:
  • Milk, yogurt, and cheese are the main food sources of calcium for the majority of people in the United States.
  • Kale, broccoli, and Chinese cabbage are fine vegetable sources of calcium.
  • Fish with soft bones that you eat, such as canned sardines and salmon, are fine animal sources of calcium.
  • Most grains (such as breads, pastas, and unfortified cereals), while not rich in calcium, add significant amounts of calcium to the diet because people eat them often or in large amounts.
  • Calcium is added to some breakfast cereals, fruit juices, soy and rice beverages, and tofu. To find out whether these foods have calcium, check the product labels.

What kinds of calcium dietary supplements are available?

Calcium is found in many multivitamin-mineral supplements, though the amount varies by product. Dietary supplements that contain only calcium or calcium with other nutrients such as vitamin D are also available. Check the Supplement Facts label to determine the amount of calcium provided.
The two main forms of calcium dietary supplements are carbonate and citrate. Calcium carbonate is inexpensive, but is absorbed best when taken with food. Some over-the-counter antacid products, such as Tums® and Rolaids®, contain calcium carbonate. Each pill or chew provides 200–400 mg of calcium. Calcium citrate, a more expensive form of the supplement, is absorbed well on an empty or a full stomach. In addition, people with low levels of stomach acid (a condition more common in people older than 50) absorb calcium citrate more easily than calcium carbonate. Other forms of calcium in supplements and fortified foods include gluconate, lactate, and phosphate.
Calcium absorption is best when a person consumes no more than 500 mg at one time. So a person who takes 1,000 mg/day of calcium from supplements, for example, should split the dose rather than take it all at once.
Calcium supplements may cause gas, bloating, and constipation in some people. If any of these symptoms occur, try spreading out the calcium dose throughout the day, taking the supplement with meals, or changing the supplement brand or calcium form you take.

Am I getting enough calcium?

Many people don't get recommended amounts of calcium from the foods they eat, including:
  • Boys aged 9 to 13 years,
  • Girls aged 9 to 18 years,
  • Women older than 50 years,
  • Men older than 70 years.
When total intakes from both food and supplements are considered, many people—particularly adolescent girls—still fall short of getting enough calcium, while some older women likely get more than the safe upper limit. See our Health Professional Fact Sheet on Calcium for more details.
Certain groups of people are more likely than others to have trouble getting enough calcium:
  • Postmenopausal women because they experience greater bone loss and do not absorb calcium as well. Sufficient calcium intake from food, and supplements if needed, can slow the rate of bone loss.
  • Women of childbearing age whose menstrual periods stop (amenorrhea) because they exercise heavily, eat too little, or both. They need sufficient calcium to cope with the resulting decreased calcium absorption, increased calcium losses in the urine, and slowdown in the formation of new bone.
  • People with lactose intolerance cannot digest this natural sugar found in milk and experience symptoms like bloating, gas, and diarrhea when they drink more than small amounts at a time. They usually can eat other calcium-rich dairy products that are low in lactose, such as yogurt and many cheeses, and drink lactose-reduced or lactose-free milk.
  • Vegans (vegetarians who eat no animal products) and ovo-vegetarians (vegetarians who eat eggs but no dairy products), because they avoid the dairy products that are a major source of calcium in other people's diets.
Many factors can affect the amount of calcium absorbed from the digestive tract, including:
  • Age. Efficiency of calcium absorption decreases as people age. Recommended calcium intakes are higher for people over age 70.
  • Vitamin D intake. This vitamin, present in some foods and produced in the body when skin is exposed to sunlight, increases calcium absorption.
  • Other components in food. Both oxalic acid (in some vegetables and beans) and phytic acid (in whole grains) can reduce calcium absorption. People who eat a variety of foods don't have to consider these factors. They are accounted for in the calcium recommended intakes, which take absorption into account.
Many factors can also affect how much calcium the body eliminates in urine, feces, and sweat. These include consumption of alcohol- and caffeine-containing beverages as well as intake of other nutrients (protein, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus). In most people, these factors have little effect on calcium status.

What happens if I don't get enough calcium?

Insufficient intakes of calcium do not produce obvious symptoms in the short term because the body maintains calcium levels in the blood by taking it from bone. Over the long term, intakes of calcium below recommended levels have health consequences, such as causing low bone mass (osteopenia) and increasing the risks ofosteoporosis and bone fractures.
Symptoms of serious calcium deficiency include numbness and tingling in the fingers, convulsions, and abnormal heart rhythms that can lead to death if not corrected. These symptoms occur almost always in people with serious health problems or who are undergoing certain medical treatments.

What are some effects of calcium on health?

Scientists are studying calcium to understand how it affects health. Here are several examples of what this research has shown:
Bone health and osteoporosis
Bones need plenty of calcium and vitamin D throughout childhood and adolescence to reach their peak strength and calcium content by about age 30. After that, bones slowly lose calcium, but people can help reduce these losses by getting recommended amounts of calcium throughout adulthood and by having a healthy, active lifestyle that includes weight-bearing physical activity (such as walking and running).
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones in older adults (especially women) in which the bones become porous, fragile, and more prone to fracture. Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem for more than 10 million adults in the United States. Adequate calcium and vitamin D intakes as well as regular exercise are essential to keep bones healthy throughout life.
Cardiovascular Disease
Most research does not show a link between calcium and the risk of heart disease or stroke.
High blood pressure
Some studies have found that getting recommended intakes of calcium can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension). One large study in particular found that eating a diet high in fat-free and low-fat dairy products, vegetables, and fruits lowered blood pressure.
Studies have examined whether calcium supplements or diets high in calcium might lower the risks of developing cancer of the colon or rectum or increase the risk of prostate cancer. The research to date provides no clear answers. Given that cancer develops over many years, longer term studies are needed.
Kidney stones
Most kidney stones are rich in calcium oxalate. Some studies have found that higher intakes of calcium from dietary supplements are linked to a greater risk of kidney stones, especially among older adults. But calcium from foods does not appear to cause kidney stones. For most people, other factors (such as not drinking enough fluids) probably have a larger effect on the risk of kidney stones than calcium intake.
Weight loss
Although several studies have shown that getting more calcium helps lower body weight or reduce weight gain over time, most studies have found that calcium—from foods or dietary supplements—has little if any effect on body weight and amount of body fat.

Can calcium be harmful?

Getting too much calcium can cause constipation. It might also interfere with the body's ability to absorb ironand zinc, but this effect is not well established. In adults, too much calcium (from dietary supplements but not food) might increase the risk of kidney stones.
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.
Life StageUpper Safe Limit
Birth to 6 months1,000 mg
Infants 7–12 months1,500 mg
Children 1–8 years2,500 mg
Children 9–18 years3,000 mg
Adults 19–50 years2,500 mg
Adults 51 years and older2,000 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding teens3,000 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding adults2,500 mg

Are there any interactions with calcium that I should know about?

Calcium dietary supplements can interact or interfere with certain medicines that you take, and some medicines can lower or raise calcium levels in the body. Here are some examples:
  • Calcium can reduce the absorption of these drugs when taken together:
    • Bisphosphonates (to treat osteoporosis)
    • Antibiotics of the fluoroquinolone and tetracycline families
    • Levothyroxine (to treat low thyroid activity)
    • Phenytoin (an anticonvulsant)
    • Tiludronate disodium (to treat Paget's disease).
  • Diuretics differ in their effects. Thiazide-type diuretics (such as Diuril® and Lozol®) reduce calcium excretion by the kidneys which in turn can raise blood calcium levels too high. But loop diuretics (such as Lasix® and Bumex®) increase calcium excretion and thereby lower blood calcium levels.
  • Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium increase calcium loss in the urine.
  • Mineral oil and stimulant laxatives reduce calcium absorption.
  • Glucocorticoids (such as prednisone) can cause calcium depletion and eventually osteoporosis when people use them for months at a time.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist, and other health care providers about any dietary supplements and medicines you take. They can tell you if those dietary supplements might interact or interfere with your prescription or over-the-counter medicines or if the medicines might interfere with how your body absorbs, uses, or breaks down nutrients.

Where can I find out more about calcium?


This fact sheet by the Office of Dietary Supplements provides information that should not take the place of medical advice. We encourage you to talk to your health care providers (doctor, registered dietitian, pharmacist, etc.) about your interest in, questions about, or use of dietary supplements and what may be best for your overall health. Any mention in this publication of a specific brand name is not an endorsement of the product.

Vitamin D in Children

Vitamin D in children

Vitamin D

Frequently asked questions about Vitamin D in childhood

Where do we get Vitamin D?

Sunshine is the main natural source of our Vitamin D. Less than 10% of Vitamin D is from our diet. In the UK, Vitamin D can only be made in our skin by the action of sunlight during the summer-time, and only during the middle of the day when the sun is high in the sky. Vitamin D is found in a few natural foods such as oily fish (sardines, salmon, mackerel, pilchards and tuna). A few foods are fortified with small amounts of Vitamin D (infant formula milk, margarine and some breakfast cereals). Therefore,the main source of Vitamin D for much of our population these days is supplements, either prescribed or over-the-counter from pharmacies, health food shops and the internet.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that we need for healthy bones, and to control the amount of calcium in the blood. There is recent evidence that it has a role in preventing many other important diseases.

What is Vitamin D deficiency?

There is scientific debate about what is the optimal Vitamin D blood level. Vitamin D deficiency historically is defined as a blood level of 25hydroxyVitaminD below 25nmol/L. Current practice is to define deficiency as less than 50nmol/Lbased on robust evidence of benefits to bone health when levels are more than 50nmol/L.

Why is Vitamin D important?

Vitamin D deficiency is an increasing problem, especially for dark-skinned people. Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets and poor growth in children, seizures in infants and adolescents, cardiomyopathy in infants, and osteomalacia in adults. It can cause muscle weakness at any age.
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What makes us more likely to get Vitamin D deficiency?

1. Increased need:

  1. Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  2. Infants
  3. Twin and multiple pregnancies
  4. Adolescents
  5. Obesity

2. Reduced sun exposure:

  1. Northern latitude – especially above 50 degrees latitude
  2. Season – low levels are common in winter and spring
  3. Asian and Afro-Caribbean people – dark-skinned people need more sunshine to make Vitamin D
  4. Wearing concealing clothing
  5. Immobility – especially those with chronic diseases
  6. Excessive use of sun block – most block out UVB more than UVA (although it is UVA which is the main cause of skin cancer)

3. Diet (but remember sunshine is more important – less than 10% of Vitamin D is from diet):

  1. Vegan
  2. Prolonged breastfeeding – breast milk does not contain enough Vitamin D to maintain levels in a baby even if the mother has sufficient Vitamin D
  3. Exclusion diets – e.g. cows milk allergy
  4. Malabsorption – e.g. Coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease.
  5. Liver disease – (impaired 25-hydroxylation)
  6. Renal disease – (impaired 1-hydroxylation)
  7. Some drugs – e.g. Anticonvulsants, Anti-TB drugs

Kids and Vitamin D Deficiency

Kids and Vitamin D Deficiency

Rosemont, IL, October 17, 2012 – A startling increase in the frequency of severe vitamin D deficiency is being reported in the U.S. and other countries. This severe deficiency can have a devastating impact on a child’s bone strength, the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) says. “Vitamin D is essential to our body’s ability to absorb calcium from our diet to build strong bones which are the building blocks of a healthy body, and to make muscles move,” says Dr. Ellen Raney of Shriners Hospitals for Children in Portland, Oregon. Several groups have joined USBJI to raise awareness of the importance of strong bones and muscles during World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day, celebrated on October 19, which is part of Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week (Oct. 12-20). 

Dr. Raney explains, “Vitamin D deficiency or nutritional rickets can show up in several ways. If the problem starts early, kids’ growth may be severely stunted. The arms or legs may not grow straight, or bones may be weak and easily broken.” 

Jesus* is a 14-year-old boy with a dark complexion who began to complain of knee pain when he ran. Always a bit “knock-kneed,” this became more pronounced, and he stopped playing basketball because of knee pain. His examination and X-rays showed severely abnormal bending at both knees. A blood test showed severe vitamin D deficiency. 

Jack* is a 15-year-old boy with very pale skin who has always preferred video games to sports and doesn’t get outside much. He was able to participate in physical education in school until recently, when he began having pain in both knees. His examination and x-rays showed he had fractures in both shin bones. His vitamin D level also was severely deficient. 

Neither of these teenagers was born with this problem. Jesus’ vitamin D deficiency prevented his bones from growing straight. Jack’s severe vitamin deficiency led to his bones being too weak to support his weight. 

During sunny times, the body can make sufficient vitamin D with just a few minutes a day of midday sun exposure without sun screen. However, dermatologists caution against direct sun exposure to avoid risks of skin damage and skin cancer. A useful alternative to sun exposure is supplemental vitamin D. There is some controversy about the amount of vitamin D that children and adults should take in, ranging from 400 IU to 2,000 IU daily. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Institute of Medicine recommend a daily intake of 400 IU per day of vitamin D during the first year of life beginning in the first few days, and 600 IU for everyone over age 1. Everyone-- and in the case of children, their parents-- should consult their primary care professional to determine the correct amount of vitamin D they should be taking to ensure optimal vitamin D levels. 

Both of these youngsters are doing well now thanks to a team approach including orthopaedic and pediatric specialists, and each has been placed on a vitamin D replacement program specific to his needs.

For more information about Vitamin D levels recommended for children, visit the website for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Institute of Medicine, or Your Orthopaedic Connection.

This story is brought to you as part of World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day , celebrated on October 19, which is part of Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week (Oct. 12-20). 

source: www.aap.org.com

What Vitamins to take and Lose Weight

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For anyone trying to achieve any significant weight loss, sticking to a long-term lifestyle change can be hard at times. We may all wish for a “magic pill” that will get us to our ideal weight without the diet, exercise, and vegetables. I hate to report there is no such pill out there yet (or else Oprah would have it). The good news is that there are some vitamins that can help ensure you are on the path to weight loss success. Vitamin B12, omega 3 fish oil, and vitamin D all play an important role in helping you achieve an ideal weight. Vitamin B12 for Weight Loss Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays several roles in the body including the creation of red blood cells and how well your body uses calories. It is usually found bound to protein in animal foods such as fish, chicken, and beef. Severe vitamin B12 deficiency, leading to anemia, is generally only found in people who have had some type of stomach surgery (such as weight loss surgery). Some weight loss clinics give patients B12 shots claiming that the vitamin itself causes weight loss. Although this practice is not completely misguided and probably harmless, vitamin B12 via shots or pills will NOT cause weight loss on their own. But vitamin B12 does play a role in how your body uses calories.  Thus, making sure y our body has enough B12 can lead to increased energy. More energy will hopefully result in more exercise and greater motivation which will lead to safe and healthy weight loss. Fish Oil for Weight Loss Fish Oil (also called omega 3s) has gotten a lot of press lately because of its many benefits related 
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to heart disease and diabetes. Many studies have shown that Omega 3 fish oil can promote natural weight loss. Omega 3 fish oil works as an anti-inflammatory, calming the immune system and helping fight some of the damage caused by pollution, poor food choices, and lack of exercise. This allows the body to focus on getting to its natural weight because it is not as busy trying fight toxins it is exposed to on a daily basis. Omega 3 fish oil has also been found to help reduce hunger and control cravings. Omega 3 fish oil plays a part in controlling and maintaining insulin levels. Insulin is a storage hormone that is used to signal the body’s cells to take in calories. If insulin levels are chronically high (in many of us they are due to a high sugar, high carbohydrate diet), the body’s cells are being told to take in calories but never have a chance to release the calories (i.e. fat), leading to weight gain. If insulin levels are well regulated, the body’s cells have a chance to release stored fat and weight loss ensues. Overall, due to the many potential benefits, omega 3 fish oil should be included in any well-rounded weight loss program. Vitamin D for Weight Loss The link between vitamin D and weight loss is not completely understood by researchers, but vitamin D can play a role in the body’s ability to lose weight. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it is stored in the body’s fat cells. It is important to not take too much vitamin D because it can result in toxicity. A supplement with 1000 IU or less of the vitamin is generally safe for most people. Many overweight people have been found to have vitamin D deficiency, but it is unclear if the weight led to the deficiency or if the deficiency led to the weight gain. There have been studies that have shown that subjects with higher levels of vitamin D were more successful at losing weight on low-calorie diets, but the exact reason for this is still unclear. Those trying to lose weight should get their vitamin D levels checked. Difficulty losing weight can be a sign of vitamin D deficiency. If you are deficient, a doctor may give you up to 10,000 IU to help normalize your levels. Although there is no magic weight loss “pill”, there are many vitamins that influence your body’s ability to lose weight. When starting any weight loss program, it is important to maintain a balanced diet and take a daily multivitamin to give your body all the nutrition it needs to function properly. If you are worried about vitamin deficiencies, particularly vitamin b12 deficiency and omega 3 deficiency, ask your doctor for a blood test to identify any potential problem areas before taking high doses of supplements.


Lowering Highblood Pressure

High blood pressure and factors such as high cholesterol, obesity and smoking contribute to cardiovascular disease. In the United States, someone experiences a coronary event every 25 seconds and someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, according to the 2011 heart disease and stroke statistics published by "Circulation," a publication of the American Heart Association. It could prove dangerous to self-treat high blood pressure with vitamin B complex.

B Vitamins

The B vitamins, found in a variety of foods, provide important health benefits, including promoting healthy digestion and improving liver and nervous system function. Individual B vitamins, as prescribed by your doctor, may treat conditions such as high cholesterol, type 1 diabetes and eye disease. If you take over-the-counter vitamin B complex, containing a half dozen or more B vitamins, the effects may prove contradictory. One B vitamin, for instance, might raise your blood pressure, while another could lower it.

Vitamin B-3

Vitamin B-3, also known as niacin, may lower blood pressure. If your blood pressure normally measures low, do not take vitamin B complex that includes vitamin B-3. Niacin could cause a serious drop in your blood pressure. If you think vitamin B-3 might help you treat hypertension -- high blood pressure -- talk to your doctor about potential risks, benefits and -- if applicable -- recommended dose. Taking niacin in doses high enough to lower high blood pressure puts you at risk for serious side effects, including liver damage, loss of vision, stomach ulcers and irregular heartbeat. Although niacin may lower your blood pressure, it could increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Vitamin B-5

Vitamin B-5, another B vitamin commonly found in B complex supplements, may raise your blood pressure. If you take a B complex supplement that contains both B-3 and B-5 -- niacin and pantothenic acid -- they may cancel each other out in terms of effectiveness in treating blood pressure problems. If you have hemophilia, a blood clotting disorder, do not take B complex supplements that contain vitamin B-5 -- it could make it harder to control bleeding.


You should see a doctor about the best way to treat high blood pressure. You may need to take a prescription medication rather than an over-the-counter remedy such as vitamin B complex. If you want to try safe home remedies, reduce the sodium and increase the potassium in your diet. This means consuming fewer processed foods and replacing salt with other spices in cooking, as well as adding potassium-rich foods such as sweet potatoes, bananas, spinach and raisins to your diet.


Article reviewed by Eric Lochridge Last updated on: Jul 7, 2011

Developing Healthy Teeth

The role of calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus in maintaining healthy teeth

Calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus all play a vital role in the formation and maintenance of healthy teeth and gums in both children and adults.

Calcium plays a role in making the jaw bones healthy and strong to hold the teeth in place. However, calcium needs phosphorus to maximise its bone strengthening benefits. Children’s teeth need adequate calcium and phosphorus to form a hard structure during growth.

Vitamin D regulates the body’s balance of calcium and phosphorus and can promote absorption. Vitamin D can also help to decrease inflammation of gums which is associated with periodontal (gum) disease*.

A healthy diet is essential for healthy teeth.

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Regulate Mood Swings

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Vitamin B-6 helps metabolize fat and proteins, and protects against tooth decay, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. Vitamin B-6 also complements the nervous system by synthesizing the neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine.

Regulation of the nervous system is effective in maintaining mood swings of anxiety, depression and irritability frequently experienced during smoking withdrawal. In addition, serotonin helps with insomnia that may result from smoking cessation.

Taking a daily supplement or eating foods rich in B-6 may work to curb cravings and weight gain associated with quitting smoking. Cereal, potatoes, bananas, beans, nuts and meat are among the foods containing the highest levels of vitamin B-6.

Gain Calming Effects
Withdrawal symptoms of restlessness and irritability occur as nicotine levels in the body drop. The calming feeling thought to be obtained by smoking a cigarette is in fact relative to the physical addiction to the substance. The body begins to have difficulty adjusting to a lower level of nicotine stimulation, which can stunt the cessation process by creating a feeling of agitation leading to cravings.

Vitamins B-12 and B-5 are natural calming agents, reducing stress and fatigue while promoting better sleeping habits. Insomnia and anxiety associated with quitting smoking may be alleviated using a vitamin B complex. The stress-relieving properties of the B vitamins may act as a substitute for cigarettes, naturally reducing levels of nervousness and irritability.

Vitamin B-12 and B-5 are found in whole grains, nuts, tuna and bananas. As supplements, they are available separately or within a vitamin B complex.

Restore the Body
Smoking creates oxidation of the organs, depletion of collagen, and cadmium toxicity of the kidneys and lungs. These harmful effects of smoking deplete the body of vitamin C, resulting in a deficit of the levels needed for optimum health and energy.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, providing natural protection as an immune defense from environmental radicals and viruses. Vitamin C helps keeps the body strong, energized and healthy, restoring the body's immune system and cells. Once the body can retain vitamin C due to smoking cessation, it begins to feel physically and mentally energized. The sustainable qualities of vitamin C work toward curbing mental and physical addiction to nicotine associated with cigarette and food cravings.

Citrus foods, broccoli, red and green peppers, and spinach are examples of foods rich in vitamin C content. Vitamin C supplements are available at drugstores and health stores.


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