Are you nearing menopause or already past it? Then you need to take greater care of your calcium and vitamin D intake. According to the North American Menopause Society, the average calcium consumption of peri- and postmenopausal women is generally far below the amount recommended for optimal bone health.
If you are postmenopausal, you have to get approximately 1 200mg calcium and at least 30ng/mL of vitamin D per day. As most women find it difficult to get these amounts of calcium and vitamin D through their diets, it's important to discuss supplementation with your doctor.
Visit our Osteoporosis Condition Centre or consult our Healthy Bones Expert.