How much calcium is toxic and what are the effects on the body?
Calcium is important as it helps in preventing diseases like osteoporosis, a dangerous thinning of bones that is particularly a problem in post-menopausal women. Last week had done my blood work and I have a moderate level of calcium. My doctor prescribed me a supplement for a month. I heard vitamin D toxicity and calcium toxicity. I want to know everything before taking supplements. Please let me know How much calcium is toxic and what are the effects on the body?
@yuliana There is no benefit to bone health from consuming higher-than-recommended levels of calcium, so it’s best to stay at the recommended level. It is best to get your calcium in the food you eat, but many women take calcium supplements to boost their calcium consumption. too much calcium can increase kidney stones, and excessive calcium intake may, possibly, cause heart problems. According to NIH Recommended amount of calcium for Adults, 19–50 years is 1,000 mg. Take supplements for a month and then get your blood work done after a month you can include food that is rich in calcium like milk, yogurt, and cheese, and vegetables like kale, broccoli, and Chinese cabbage. Thanks!