What is the recommended daily intake amount of calcium?
Daily recommended intake according to the methodologies of the European Food Safety Authority (hereinafter referred to as EFSA) and the reference values of the Society for Nutrition of German-Speaking Countries (hereinafter referred to as DACH) for an average adult.
- Recommended daily amount according to EFSA and DACH: 1000 mg
Calcium is mainly found in dairy products and vegetables. However, since it has the highest proportion of all minerals in the body, it can be difficult for some groups of people to get enough calcium. This is also why vegans, athletes and the elderly often reach for nutritional supplements. Its ability to reduce the risk of osteoporosis is also beneficial for older people. It is advisable to take calcium together with vitamin D, which increases its absorption and helps maintain a healthy level of calcium in the blood.