Daily recommendations for Calcium intake depends upon the age, sex and physical condition of the person inquiring. Normal daily recommended intakes for in milligrams (mg) for calcium are generally defined as follows by United States Standards:
Infants and children
Birth to 3 years of age: 400â800
4 to 6 years of age 800
7 to 10 years of age 800
Adolescent and adult males 800â1200
Adolescent and adult females 800â1200
Pregnant females 1200
Breast-feeding females 1200
If you eat foods that contain the following ingredients, you wonât need Calcium supplements. :
1. Lots of milk and milk products (yogurt, cheeses, and buttermilk);
2. Green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, and bok choy or Chinese cabbage;
3. Salmon and sardines canned with their soft bones;
4. Shellfish, almonds, Brazil nuts, and dried beans;
5. Breads and orange juice.
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