As reported here earlier, 4 decades of research support recommending that older people take “minimum doses of 1200 mg of calcium, and 800 IU of vitamin D (for combined calcium plus vitamin D supplementation).”
InformedHealthOnline lets you can calculate your intake of calcium, and make adjustments if needed.
It included recommendations for…
Men above 65 years old
Of course, regardless of the daily dose, you have to continue to take your calcium for it to be of value.
John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.