Calculate your intake of calcium

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…

  • Adult women/men
  • Menopausal women
  • 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.

9/15/08 18:13 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.