Calcium is an important mineral that supports the development of bone. So we need a high amount of calcium in our diet.
The calcium requirement differs as per age and gender. As age passes requirement also increase. It is common in women.
They require high amount when they reach at the age of 51-70 which is about 1000mg. While after 71, they require at least 1200 mg.
So women take supplements to get the requirements. But is it safe?
It might be safe or it may be harmful depends on the situation.
It is seen that some women follow a healthy diet, and they also take calcium supplements. So the problem starts here. They get required amount from their diet, and the amount they take supplement becomes an overdose.
A single tablet contains 500 mg of calcium which is the half the requirement.
In a recent study, it was found that a higher dose is increasing the risk of heart attack in women.
Women depending on healthy diet were safer than women depending on the supplement. (1)
Calcium Rich Foods You Must Eat
- Dairy products
- Soy products
- Fortified cereals
- Beans and Grains
Eating healthy nutrient rich food is always safer than taking supplements. A supplement should be taken in extreme deficiency situation.
Whenever you feel deficient of any nutrient talk to your expert about proper diet routine and also advice for supplements.
Better avoid supplement and adopt a healthy eating habit.