How Much Do You Know About Calcium? Best Calcium Types for Bone Health

How Much Do You Know About Calcium? Best Calcium Types for Bone Health

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and because of that, it supports health on several levels, especially bones and teeth.1 Nearly 100% of the calcium in the body is found in bones and teeth where it provides strength and structure.2

Calcium For Bones and Teeth

Human bone is a dynamic living material that has an architecture built, in part, with calcium, which is why calcium supplements may be a great way to help support bone health.3

From an oral perspective, calcium helps support the bones in the mouth, as well as the teeth. Tooth enamel, plaque, and cavities are all influenced by calcium intake from both diet and dietary supplements.4,5,6 Having healthy teeth from a young age is essential for overall wellness, so it’s important to also teach kids about oral health beyond calcium intake.

Diet for Healthy Bones and Teeth

How much calcium do you need? The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for both males and females is:1

Age Amount
1-3 years 700 mg
4-8 years 1,000 mg
9-18 years 1,300 mg
19-50 years 1,000 mg
51-70 years 1,000 mg for men / 1,200 mg for women
70+ 1,200 mg

It’s estimated that 72% of Americans get their calcium from dairy products with milk, yogurt, and cheese being the richest sources.1 Some vegetables contain calcium including broccoli, bok choy, and kale, and some foods such as fruit juices, cereals, and grains are fortified with calcium.1

However, sometimes absorption of calcium from foods can be an issue. For example, only about 5% of the calcium in spinach is absorbed and only about 27% of the calcium in milk is absorbed. In addition, some dairy products contain saturated fats, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting saturated fats in the diet.7

Best Calcium Types for Strong Bones and Teeth

If you are not getting enough calcium from diet alone, you may consider taking a calcium supplement daily to support the health of bones and teeth. 

Liposomal Calcium is a great choice for several reasons, but the main one? It’s made with liposomal technology. Liposomes are tiny, protective bubbles that surround a nutrient, like calcium. This protective structure helps the calcium travel intact from the mouth to the small intestine where it gets broken down and is absorbed more efficiently into the body. This liposomal delivery technology provides gentle digestion, high absorption, and premium bioavailability

Calcium is a key building block that helps support healthy bones and teeth. Liposomal Calcium is an advanced formula that takes advantage of innovative technology to deliver better absorption and bioavailability to give your bones and teeth the calcium support they need. 

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  1. National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. Calcium fact sheet for health professionals. 2024;Jan 3.
  2. National Academy of Sciences. Overview of calcium. 2011.
  3. Reid IR, Bolland MJ. Calcium and/or vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of fragility fractures: who needs it? Nutrients. 2020;12(4):1011.
  4. Rathee M, Singla S, Tamrakar A. Calcium and oral health: a review. International Journal of Scientific Research. 2013;2(9).
  5. Adegboye A, Christensen LB, Holm-Pederson P, et al. Intakes of calcium, vitamin D, and dairy servings and dental plaque in older Danish adults. Nutr J. 2013;12:61.
  6. Cardoso A, de Sousa E, Steiner-Oliveira C, et al. A high salivary calcium concentration is a protective factor for caries development during orthodontic treatment. J Clin Exp Dent. 2020;12(3).
  7. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 2016;Dec.
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