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How Much Calcium Is Recommended for People of Various Ages?

Find out how much calcium to aim for during every age and stage, starting at age one!

Recommended Calcium Intake Per Day (mg)
1–3
years
4-8
years
9–18
years
19–50
years
51–70
years

71+
years
men*  
women

700

1000 1300 1000 1000 1200 1200

Reference: Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D 2010

* Osteoporosis Canada recommends 1200 mg for men over 50 years old.

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