Calcium - foods, RDA, deficiency & supplements

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Calcium RDA - recommended daily allowance

RDA US* RDA DACH (EU)**
Age group
Female Male Female Male
14-18 y 1300 mg 1300 mg 1200 mg 1200 mg
19-30 y 1000 mg 1000 mg 1000 mg 1000 mg
31-50 y 1000 mg 1000 mg 1000 mg 1000 mg
51-70 y 1200 mg 1000 mg 1000 mg 1000 mg
> 70 y 1200 mg 1200 mg 1000 mg 1000 mg
Pregnant 1000 mg 1000 mg
Lactating 1000 mg 1000 mg
Sources:
  • * Recommended daily allowance values from the National Institute of Health - Office of Dietary supplementation. Go to source
  • ** Recommended daily allowance values from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in Germany - Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. Go to source

Calcium low-carb and keto foods

per 100g per serving
Food Calcium (mg) Carbs Calcium (mg) Carbs
Sprats (smoked) 1700 0 1275 0
Emmental (cheese) 1375 0 412.5 0
Gruyère (cheese) 1370 0 411 0
Parmesan cheese 1175 0 235 0
Butter cheese (30% fdm) 1000 0 300 0
Butter cheese (60% fdm) 1000 0 300 0
Tilsiter (cheese) 990 0 297 0
Gouda cheese (60% fdm) 960 0 288 0
Gouda cheese (40% fdm) 960 0 288 0
Gouda cheese (45% fdm) 955 0 286.5 0
Provolones (cheese) 880 0 264 0
Allgäu hard cheese (50% fdm) 880 0 264 0
Edam cheese (40% fdm) 800 0 240 0
Edam cheese (30% fdm) 800 0 240 0
Jarlsberg (cheese) 800 0 240 0
Tilsiter (cheese) 800 0 240 0
Sesame (seed) 780 10 156 2
Raclette cheese (45% fdm) 750 0 225 0
Maasdam (cheese) 750 0 225 0
Appenzeller (cheese) 740 0 222 0
Nettle 710 1 1065 1.5
Cheddar (cheese) 700 0 210 0
Tilsiter (cheese) 700 0 210 0
Goat cheese (45% fdm) 690 0 207 0
Edam cheese (45% fdm) 680 0 204 0
Roquefort cheese (50% fdm) 660 0 198 0
Camembert cheese (40 %fdm) 615 0 184.5 0
Gorgonzola (cheese) 610 0 183 0
Blue cheese (60% fdm) 600 0 180 0
Camembert cheese (30% fdm) 600 0 180 0