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Posted by: JC | 2008/05/26

1 000mg of calcium each day

How much milk do I have to drink a day to get my 1000mg of calcium each day? Can it be fat free milk?

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Dear JC
Fat free milk and dairy products contain as much (even a little more) calcium than full cream products. You need approximately 2-3 glasses of milk a day if that is how you want to take your calcium. Remember to split the dosage and have it throughout the day and not all at once.

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Posted by: healthy Bones Expert | 2008/06/06

Older people actually require more calcium, but 1000 mg per day is fine. They do however need about 800 IU of Vit D to help with the absorption of calcium.
Regarding magnesium- the RDA is 230 mg per day which you find in wheats, legumes, nuts etc. Some patients with restless legs syndrome benefit from magnesium and others don't.

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Posted by: Shalom | 2008/06/05

Is it true that older people requires less calcium - In other words, the older you are, the less calcium you require, especially men?

Restless legs (men), requires more Magnesium. True or false?
How many mg per day is acceptable?

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