The NIH publishes Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) for certain nutrients like calcium. This is not the same as the Daily Value (DV) which is published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The daily value of calcium is 1000mg for adult men and women.
The RDA of calcium for men over 19 is 1000mg per day
The RDA of calcium for women 19-50 is 1000mg per day.
The RDA of calcium for women 51+ is 1200mg per day.
The reason why women need more calcium as they age is because of menopause. During menopause estrogen and progesterone levels plummet which normally tell bone cells to build up bone. The lack of hormones leads to a dramatic difference in the weakening of bones in men and women.
Lower bone density puts women at a greater risk for fractures and injuries due to falls. Help support bone health with DrFormulas Bone Support.
DrFormulas Bone Support comes in easy to swallow capsules and has:
1000mg (100% of the DV) of calcium from 9 different sources
400 IUs (100% of the DV) of Vitamin D to help with calcium absorption
500mg (125% of the DV) of magnesium which is another important mineral for bones
4mg of Boron which also helps with Calcium absorption
Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis