Do you need a calcium supplement?
Before you take a daily calcium supplement, know how much calcium you are eating in your diet. Use the CALCIUM RULE OF 300.
- Start with the number of servings of dairy or fortified juices you get each day.
- Multiply that by 300.
- Add 300 if you eat a well-balanced diet.
- The total is your calcium intake from diet.
- Determine your RDA and add a supplement—if necessary—to reach your goal.
Note: you might be able to reach your recommended daily allowance by adding another serving of dairy or calcium-fortified juice!
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