Calcium Supplements for Children – Safe Natural Calcium for Kids

If you are looking for a calcium supplement for your children we have great news for you! AlgaeCal Plus is clinically proven to benefit children as well as adults as 100 participants in the AlgaeCal study were children/adolescents.  It has been said that Osteoporosis is a “geriatric disease with pediatric origins”. Studies show if you can build strong bones throughout childhood and adolescence, bone loss in later years will have less effect.

According to the USDA’s Continuing Survey of Food Intakes of Individuals, the following percentage of Americans are not meeting the recommended daily intakes for calcium.  With phosphate rich soft drinks more frequently replacing milk among young people, the figures below are a recipe for disaster!

  • 44% of boys and 58% of girls ages 6-11
  • 64% of boys and 87% of girls ages 12-19
  • 55% of men and 78% of women ages

Citing studies that report 87% of adolescent girls and 64% of boys do not consume sufficient calcium and bone building nutrients for normal bone growth, the US Surgeon General reports that the absence of adequate nutrition during these critical bone-building years has placed America’s bone health in jeopardy.2

The Surgeon General goes on to recommend calcium and vitamin D supplementation for children, adolescents and adults.

How much Calcium does your child need?

Table 1: Recommended Adequate Intake By The IOM For Calcium
Male and Female Age
Calcium (mg/day)
Pregnancy and Lactation
0 – 6 months
210
N/A
7 – 12 months
270
N/A
1 – 3 years
500
N/A
4 – 8 years
800
N/A
9 – 13 years
1300
N/A
14 – 18 years
1300
1300
19 – 50 years
1000
1000
51 + years
1200
N/A

The above chart refers to elemental (pure) calcium. Each AlgaeCal Plus capsule contains 180 mg elemental calcium.  Your child will get some calcium from food too – please use our  bone health calculator page to help you determine if your children need a child calcium supplement, and if so at what level.

If your child is not getting enough calcium in their diet, they may need calcium supplementation.  To learn more about AlgaeCal calcium supplement Order AlgaeCal Plus - Plant Sourced Calcium Supplement

References

(1) Continuing Survey of Food Intakes of Individuals, 1994-96

(2) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis:A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, 2004.

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