Hi everyone. I am going to pass off my daily calcium supplementation program: 1 eggshell(with meal #1) 1 eggshell/1 500 mg. calcium carbonate tablet with 150iuVitD3(with meal #2) repeat same dose for meals #3 and #4. Total calcium 'per diem'=2000-2500mg. Does anyone think this is an excess for someone who: works out daily(resistance exercise + load bearing cardio, eg.walking at fast pace 1 hr.) doesn't consume more carbs than 50 grams per day consumes supportive nutrients such as magnesium, phosphorous(possibly too much), vit D, A, C and lots of saturated/monounsturated fat, minimal PUFAs and who consumes 2-3 tbsps of vinegar/lemon juice prior to each meal
Should I reduce the calcium as I am worried/concerned about calcification of soft tissues in the body. I like the ergogenic quality of calcium so I keep it fairly high relative to what I have come to understand as 'Normal'. I have been following this dietary regime for at least a decade now(at least so far as calcium is concerned). Calcium carbonate quality is alleged to be lesser than citrate: is it fine to stick with the carbonate for best absorption? Would the phosphorous in eggshell/animal bones reduce absorption drastically? Can one consume a large amount of calcium in the form of animal bones/eggshell in tandem with the other naturally occuring nutrients like phosphorous and have it result in a lesser effect than supplemental calcium(eg. pills, liquids, etc.). What would be the best presecription for maximizing calcium absorption in the diet? Anyone...?