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Which meat/fish has the most calcium per gram?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 29, 2013 at 6:20 AM

I'm on a very restricted diet (due to autoimmune issues) and am eating mainly beef and lamb (about 75-80% fat daily), and it is greatly improving my health.
I've cut out all extra supplementation aside from calcium and my body seems to be getting all the nutrients it needs.

I was wondering though about calcium since I do have to take about 150mg of calcium citrate malate (the most absorbable form) every 5-6 hours in order to prevent leg cramps and the low mood that seems to follow when my body is low on calcium.

Anyone in a similar position have advice on how to naturally get more calcium without consuming much omega3/vitD? I'm sensitive to both so am wanting to avoid canned sardines, but is there any other dense source of calcium in a fish or meat that I'm not aware of?

Ideally I'd just like to incorporate some of this meat/fish into my diet and see if I can reduce or eliminate the calcium supplementation.

Thank you!

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on January 29, 2013
at 11:06 PM

i'd probably give that a shot if i didn't have major allergies to egg whites. also, please research this before consuming the eggshells - i remember someone mentioning that for people with immune system issues, that eggshell calcium is far from the ideal source (i forget why, perhaps related to how it is digested)

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:34 PM

Thanks for the suggestion but I'm actually only looking for either an animal or fish product to supply me with this calcium. I'm unable to digest any plant matter.

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:33 PM

my body is extremely sensitive to omega 3's/vitD so i'm careful to ingest only small amounts at a time (too much to go into..)

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:33 PM

sardines are a good source of calcium.

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:00 PM

And why would you want to avoid those?

75bf87379aa119821e3f6f4115f1145a

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on January 29, 2013
at 04:52 PM

i considered salmon but has a high amount of omega 3's and vitamin d content

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on January 29, 2013
at 04:51 PM

sadly i have a glutamate sensitivity and therefore bone broths hits my system the same way as MSG!

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on January 29, 2013
at 12:02 PM

bone broth!!!!!!!!

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on January 30, 2013
at 01:38 AM

I believe sardines are the best non-dairy source of calcium. Possibly even better than dairy.

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on January 29, 2013
at 08:10 PM

What about kale?

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on January 30, 2013
at 04:30 AM

Could you take a broth made from seafood shells? I didn't see that you're sensitive to O:3s. That cancels the sardines.

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on January 30, 2013
at 12:21 AM

Can't you get fish with the bones still on it and then grind'em up?

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on January 29, 2013
at 08:27 PM

Kale is hard to digest though, lots of cellulose and has antinutrients. maybe if you steam cook it in a pressure cooker or something

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:34 PM

Thanks for the suggestion but I'm actually only looking for either an animal or fish product to supply me with this calcium. I'm unable to digest any plant matter.

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on January 29, 2013
at 08:02 PM

I have the same issue as you with calcium since being casein intolerant and also getting a bad reaction from bone broth. I guess my next attempt will be egg shells blended in a mixer and then soaked in lemon juice or something like that

75bf87379aa119821e3f6f4115f1145a

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on January 29, 2013
at 11:06 PM

i'd probably give that a shot if i didn't have major allergies to egg whites. also, please research this before consuming the eggshells - i remember someone mentioning that for people with immune system issues, that eggshell calcium is far from the ideal source (i forget why, perhaps related to how it is digested)

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on January 29, 2013
at 02:55 PM

Half a can of the bumblebee salmon I get has 100% DV calcium.

75bf87379aa119821e3f6f4115f1145a

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on January 29, 2013
at 04:52 PM

i considered salmon but has a high amount of omega 3's and vitamin d content

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:00 PM

And why would you want to avoid those?

75bf87379aa119821e3f6f4115f1145a

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:33 PM

my body is extremely sensitive to omega 3's/vitD so i'm careful to ingest only small amounts at a time (too much to go into..)

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