Did you know that 99% of the body’s calcium is stored in the skeleton?
Out of 6,908 people, who used the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s Calcium Calculator, 89% of them were deficient in calcium. Breaks down to: 91% Europe; 94% Middle East; 87% Asia-Pacific; 87% Latin America; 85% North America – not consuming enough calcium. The average intake was 594 mg/day. That’s not surprising. Dairy gets a bad rap. People aren’t consuming enough milk, yogurt and cheese.
To get enough calcium, you need:
- · 1,300 mg a day for young people 9-18 years
- · 1,000 mg a day for adults
- · 1,200 mg a day for women over 50 and men over 70
Calcium, along with vitamin D, protein and other nutrients, are necessary to build, maintain and sustain good bone health. If you are not getting enough calcium in your diet, consider taking a calcium supplement.