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Extra calcium: Do you really need it?

Extra calcium: Do you really need it?

We don’t want to suffer the risk of osteoporosis—a disease where bones become brittle and break easily—or get a fracture, so our first instinct is to swallow a calcium pill.  But before you pop up a supplement pill, know that it may be more harmful than good. Read on to know why and how much you need.

Why is excess calcium bad?

High amounts of calcium, especially when consumed as supplements, can cause high blood pressure, kidney malfunctioning—or even failure, and cardiovascular problems.

Natural sources are the best

Including calcium rich food in …
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