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Scoop on Calcium??

I remember the article CS did on vitamin D, and it got me thinking, what’s the scoop on calcium?

Personally, I drink about half a gallon of milk a day, and eat some other dairy products (cheese, yogurt, etc) and I also take a multivitamin, which has 225 mg (25% of daily need).

What should be the minimum daily requirement, and how much is too much? Any other information relating to hypertrophy would be great.

Bump, anyone have studies? I can search the internet but am pretty lazy (cough) I mean busy at work. So I would prefer someone else do all the legwork for me.

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WTF? NO ONE has ANY input?

Well. After some searching, turns out that the RDA of calcium for most is about 1000-1500 mgs/day. But i’d take that information with a grain of salt, because the RDA for Vitamin D is supposed to be 400UI.

So unless you talk to one of the coaches here that specialize on sports supplements i don’t think your going to get a good answer of what an athlete/bodybuilder should be taking in a day.

I’d like to hear some info on this too because I remember reading a post by CT in which he said that males should never supplement with calcium. I asked him what the reason was but he never replied. I wasn’t gonna repost to him either because we all know that’s a major “no no” for him lol.