How Much Calcium Do You Need?

How much Calcium you need in your diet can vary throughout your life and can also depend on your gender. Take a look at this quick guide on how much you need, as well as recipes for including more calcium rich foods in your diet

Daily Recommendations

  • Infants
    • 0-6 months 210 mg/day
    • 7-12 months 270 mg/day
  • Children & Teens
    • 1-3 year old 500mg/day
    • 4-8 year old 700mg/day
    • 9-11 year old boys 1,000mg/day
    • 12-13 year old boys 1,300mg/day
    • 14-18 year old boys 1,30
    • 0mg/day
    • 9-11 year old girls 1,000mg/day
    • 12-13 year old girls 1,300mg/day
    • 14-18 year old girls 1,300mg/day
  • Men
    • 19-70 year old 1,000mg/day
    • over 70 years 1,300mg/day
  • Women
    • 19-50 year old 1,000mg/day
    • over 51 years 1,300mg/day
  • During Pregnancy
    • 14-18 year old 1,300mg/day
    • 19-50 year old 1,000mg/day
  • Breastfeeding
    • 14-18 year old 1,300mg/day
    • 19-50 year old 1,000mg/day

 

 

 

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