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I need to keep my bones strong, especially when riding Smelly. I have to grip him with my knees and if my knees are weak, I certainly will fall off. Also, when I swim in the lagoon, sometimes an anaconda might join me and that’s not fun. I have to swim like the wind to get away from this strangler.

Calcium is what helps keep bones strong. It may also help prevent colon cancer. Calcium is bulky, so multivitamins usually contain far less than the Daily Value of 1000 milligrams. If you don’t get enough calcium from milk, yogurt, cheese, or fortified foods, consider taking a calcium supplement. A multivitamin will offer some calcium, but it won’t be enough! That’s why a calcium supplement is important!

Premenopausal women and men up to age 70 need 1000 mg a day (from food and supplements combined), while postmenopausal women and men over 70 need 1200 mg. Taking a daily supplement with 1000 mg or more of calcium may raise the risk of constipation and kidney stones.

There are a number of calcium supplements sold at www.iherb.com. Iherb.com encourages customers to rate the products they sell. Therefore, most of their products are rated. Now, if one likes dark chocolate and needs a calcium supplement, check out Adora (calcium supplement, premium dark chocolate, 500 mg). It provides the exact amount needed according to one’s age.

Source: National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine

My recommendation is for a multivitamin is Special One from Now Foods. I shop at www.iherb.com

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