Could Your High Dose Calcium Supplement Actually be Harming You?

Consider the following dietary sources of calcium:

* 1 cup milk 300 mg

* 1 cup calcium fortified orange juice300 mg

* 1 cup low fat yogurt345-400 mg

* 1 ounce cheddar cheese has about 204 mg

* 1 cup cottage cheese300 mg

* ½ cup cooked beans45-113 mg

* ½ cup cooked spinach115 mg

* ½ cup cooked broccoli 35 mg

You can see that two servings of yogurt, one of milk and one ounce of cheese contains about 1300 mg of calcium. If you add daily vegetable and bean sources of calcium and multiple vitamin mineral and calcium/vitamin D supplements you may well be exceeding the daily AIs for calcium and may also be exceeding the daily UL. Is calcium deficiency really as likely as we have been led to believe?

Calcium content of commonly eaten foods:
UCLA: Calcium Content of Food (http://gotblood.ucla.edu/Documents/…)