Calcium

How does Calcium work?

Bones are always breaking down and rebuilding, and calcium is needed for this process. Taking extra calcium helps the bones rebuild properly and stay strong.

Are there safety concerns?

Calcium seems to be safe for most people. Calcium can cause some minor side effects such as belching or gas. Taking too much calcium (over 2500 mg/day) might increase the risk of side effects.

Some people shouldn't take calcium unless it is prescribed by their healthcare provider. Calcium should be avoided or used carefully in people who have conditions that cause too much calcium in the blood, such as parathyroid gland disorders and sarcoidosis.


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