“Do you eat the same thing every day? Although what you eat for breakfast may be pretty routine, your other meals throughout the day are probably not. Are you a creature of habit when it comes to taking your calcium supplements?”
The IOM guidelines—1,000–1,200mg/day—include all sources of calcium, including your diet and other medications.
Calcium supplements are meant to supplement your diet. So you need to take your actual diet, which varies from day to day, into account when determining how much you need to supplement each day.
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