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