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Calcium

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A crucial strong bone support nutrient

Almost all the calcium found in our body is in our bones, so make sure you’re giving them enough of this essential mineral. Learn more and find the right calcium supplement to suit your needs.

Understanding Calcium

This essential mineral helps support healthy bones during every stage of life.

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What is Calcium?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our bodies. As much as 99% of that calcium is in our bones and teeth, but the remaining 1% is circulated in our blood. When we don’t consume enough calcium, the body taps into the calcium reserves in your bones.[1]

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Who should take Calcium?

Daily intake of calcium is important for everyone, but it's especially important for teens, young adults, women over 50, and men over 70.

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What is Calcium good for?

Calcium is essential to bone health and plays an important role in supporting strong bones as we age.†

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Explore expert answers to some of the most frequently asked calcium questions.

  • What does calcium help with?

    Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is found primarily in the skeleton where it helps build and support bones and teeth. Other important functions dependent on calcium include muscle contraction, regulation of heartbeat and blood clotting. Inadequate calcium intake leads to bone loss. Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.[1]
  • How much calcium should I take daily?

    The recommended daily intake of calcium for adults is 1,000–1,300 mg/day. National nutrient intake data shows 49% of American adults fail to meet the recommended calcium intake through dietary sources.[2] Calcium is an important nutrient, particularly for teens as well as post-menopausal women and older men. There are increased daily intake recommendations for individuals at these specific life stages, including 1,300 mg for teens and 1,200 mg for post-menopausal women (51–70y) and older men (>70y), compared to 1,000 mg for adults (19–50y).[3] In general, you need to consume three or more servings of calcium per day to meet the daily requirement. One serving would be approximately one 8-ounce cup of milk, 6 ounces of yogurt or 1 ounce of cheese.
  • Where does calcium come from?

    Food sources include milk, yogurt, cheese, legumes and green vegetables like broccoli and kale, and fortified orange juice.
  • Where is Nature Made calcium derived from?

    Our calcium is derived from limestone.
  • When does this product expire?

    Please refer to the expiration date on the bottle.

Calcium Supplements Online

If you are looking to support healthy bones, you should make sure you are getting enough calcium through your diet or supplements. Calcium is known to support bone health and bone density. Since individuals over 50 are susceptible to bone loss, incorporating a calcium supplement into their health regimen can help make the difference.†

We make sure we are using the very best ingredients for each and every dietary supplement we produce. If you are looking to increase your dietary calcium intake, incorporating a calcium supplement into your daily routine can be one way to do it. From delicious gummies to calcium softgels, we make it easy for you to find the right vitamins and supplements for your needs.

1. National Institutes of Health. "Calcium." November 17, 2021. Accessed on June 1, 2022. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-Consumer/
2. Blumberg, J. B., et al. "Contribution of Dietary Supplements to Nutritional Adequacy in Various Adult Age Groups." Nutrients 9.12 (2017).
3. National Academy of Science. “Summary of the Dietary References Intakes.” 2011. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine. Accessed on: October 7, 2020. https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/summary-report-of-the-dietary-reference-intakes