The Truth About Supplements


Calcium is naturally found in dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese, and diet is the best source of this mineral. Calcium may help with bone health to prevent osteoporosis (causes bones to become weak and brittle). However, recent studies have shown that people over 50 may not develop stronger bones by taking supplements or from eating foods high in calcium. Also, there may be a link between calcium supplements and heart disease and kidney stones. While many doctors have endorsed calcium supplements for those who are not getting enough, it’s important to talk to your doctor and pharmacist before adding these to your diet.
Review Date: 
October 23, 2015

Last Updated:
October 23, 2015