We all know that calcium makes strong bones. Most of us know that Vitamin D is also important for strong bones. But how much do you need? And where is the best source?
among ere in FNQ, most people only need a few minutes of sunlight before 10am or after 3pm each day to get enough Vitamin D for strong bones. Hanging out the washing or watering the garden is usually enough. If in doubt, your doctor can order blood tests to confirm your levels.
Calcium is harder to get right. Osteoporosis Australia recommends adults consume 1000mg of Calcium per day. If you are over 50 years old and female, or over 70 years old and male this increases to 1300mg per day.
Food is the best source of calcium. Below is a list of the amount of calcium in high calcium foods. Calculate how much calcium you consumed today. Did you get enough? What about yesterday? For example, 500ml of regular milk has 600mg of calcium. Do you drink this much milk every day?
Sometimes, it is necessary to supplement your calcium intake. Depending on your other medications, your age and other medical conditions, some calcium supplements may work better than others. We have 4 fabulous pharmacists and a nutritionist among our team here at Friendlies Chemist Castletown, who would love to help you work out your calcium requirements and provide the best supplement if required. Come in and see us.
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