What Is The Best Calcium Supplement For Seniors?

One of the best supplements you can take as you grow older is calcium. Although it is best to take this as part of your diet, supplements can also be beneficial. It is recommended that seniors aged 71 and above take 1,200 mg of calcium on the daily.

Since calcium is crucial in helping seniors maintain strong and healthy bones — likewise minimizing risks for developing osteoporosis — here are ten of the best calcium supplements for seniors:

  • Life Extension Calcium Citrate With Vitamin D
  • Care/of Calcium Plus
  • Designs for Health Calcium Malate Capsules
  • Thorne Research Basic Bone Nutrients
  • Kirkland Signature Calcium 500 mg With D3
  • Pure Encapsulations Calcium Citrate
  • Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Stronger Bones
  • Nature Made Calcium
  • Vega Sport Pro Calcium
  • NOW Foods Calcium and Magnesium

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the recommended type of calcium supplement for seniors?

Calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are both common, but calcium citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't require taking with food.

How much calcium should seniors take daily?

The recommended daily intake for most adults over 50 is 1,200 mg of calcium, but always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice.

Are there any specific brands of calcium supplements recommended for seniors?

The choice of brand should depend on individual needs and preferences. However, ensure it has been tested by a third-party lab for quality, like those carrying the USP (United States Pharmacopeia) seal.

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William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.
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