Can Calcium Build Up Cause Joint Pain?

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Bone-Building 101: Getting The Most From Your Daily Calcium

My last post covered the correct way to get your daily dose of calcium: via foods (and supplements if necessary), spaced throughout the day for maximum absorption. Calcium-loading is a no-no; when you take a 1000mg tablet at breakfast and swig down a smoothie for another 500mg 2 hours later, your body will actually only absorb 1/3 of what you’ve taken, about 500-600mg. Smaller amounts, taken more frequently, are the way to go.

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