My question is what the proper amount of calcium is for someone who weight trains and walks for 1 hour daily. I had become privy to information linking calcium intake in excess and cell death. Currently I am taking up to approx. 3 grams of calcium daily in the form of 2 egg shells(~800mg/shell), 2 500 mg. calcium carbonate tablets all posterior to meals(4 times daily). Does this amount qualify as 'overload'? I am also concerned about the calcification of soft tissues that I have heard of from this site. Would anyone care to comment. P.S: I am consuming vitamin C, magnesium and occasional collagen as well as fat soluable vitamins through diet and supplements so I assume calcium absorption is adequate. P.P.S Minimal to no carbs, no grains or pulses.
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on April 12, 2011
at 10:47 AM
I'm not an expert or anything but i'd guess you're bit overboard on the Calcium dosage.
Don't forget that, for calcium to be absorbed, you also need Vitamin D.
Vitamin K also plays an important role in directing calcium to the right spots.
on April 26, 2011
at 01:54 PM
I'd stick to less than 1000mg per a day. In addition, calcium tablets have a lovely tendency to cause heart problems http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419205720.htm (new research released as of a few days ago).