food and nutrition

Taking Calcium

Question: Is taking extra calcium a waste of money? I take a multi vitamin daily, it has calcium in it. Is taking calcium tabs on top of that worth the money? I also drink one glass of milk a day(sometimes more). Osteoporosis does not run in my family and no-one in my family has ever really discussed the disease. I'm not so sure the extra calcium is worth it. Waste of money or not?

Answer: Osteoporosis is not a genetic condition, it's one brought on by dietary deficiency. If you're only dietary source of calcium is one glass of milk, the calcium in your multivitamin is not enough to supplement your daily requirements. You need a Calcium tablet as well.

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