Calcium Supplements

Most people need 1000 to 1500 mg of calcium every day. Some people can get all they need from their foods and drinks but some people come up short. How do you know if you need a calcium supplement? Use the calcium counter to see how much calcium you get on a typical day. Then decide how you want to get the rest of your calcium. You might choose to eat and drink more high calcium foods and drinks. Or you may decide you'd rather add on the rest of your calcium with supplements. It's up to you how you want to get your daily dose of calcium.  You should aim for 1000 IU's of vitamin D total from your calcium plus D supplements, multivitamin, and any other supplements that you take.

Brand Name

 

 

Type of Calcium

Serving

Size

Calcium (mg) per tablet

Vitamin D3 (IU's) per tablet

Other Nutrients

# of tablets per bottle

Cost per Bottle

Cost per 1000 mg of Ca

Citracal w/ VitD

Calcium Carbonate

2 caps

315 mg

200 IUs

 

 

60

$8.49

50 cents

Caltrate 600+D

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

600 mg

400 IUs

 

 

60

$7.99

20 cents

Citracal Plus Bone Density Builders

 

Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Citrate

2 tabs

300mg

200 IUs

Mg: 50 mg

Zn-7.5 mg

Cu-1 mg

80

$13.99

60 cents

Caltrate 600 +D Plus Mineral

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

600mg

400 IUs

Mg-40 mg

Zn-7.5 mg

Cu- 1mg

60

$7.99

20 cents

Walgreen Calcium 600 +D

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

600mg

400 IUs

 

60

$4.99

10 cents

Viactiv Milk Chocolate Chews

Calcium Carbonate

1 piece

500mg

200 IUs

Vitamin K - 40mcg

60

$8.49

30 cents

 

 

 

Walgreen Chewable Calcium for Women Milk Chocolate

Calcium Carbonate

1 each

500 mg per piece

100 IUs

 

60

$5.99

20 cents

CVS Calcium 600 + D

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

600 mg

400 IUs

 

 

60

$5.79

20 cents

CVS Calcium 600 + D plus mineral

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

600 mg

400 IUs

Mg-40mg

Zn-7.5mg

Cu-1mg

60

$5.79

20 cents

Equate Walmart Calcium 600 + D

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

600mg

400 IUs

 

120

$5.84

10 cents

Equate Walmart Calcium Citrate + D

Calcium Citrate

2 tablets

600mg

400 IUs

 

120

$5.42

10 cents

 

 

 

Publix Calcium + D

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

500 mg

200 IUs

 

160

$7.99

10 cents

Publix Calcium 600 w/ Vit D + minerals

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

 

 

600 mg

400 IUs

Mg-50mg

Zn-7.5mg

Cu-1mg

60

$3.99

10 cents

Rite Aid 600 Calcium + Vit D

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

600mg

400 IUs

 

60

$6.99

20 cents

Rite Aid 600 Calcium + VitD Plus Mineral

Calcium Carbonate

1 tab

600mg

400 IUs

Mg-40mg

Zn- 7.5mg

Cu- 1mg

60

$6.99

20 cents

Tums EX

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

600mg

 

 

96

$3.74

13 cents

Equate Extra Strength Antacid Calcium Supplement

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

640 mg

 

 

96

$2.57

9 cents

Publix Extra Strength Antacid Calcium Supplement

 

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

640 mg

 

 

96

$2.99

10 cents

Walgreen Extra Strength Antacid Calcium Supplement

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

640 mg

 

 

96

$2.97

10 cents

Rite Aid Extra Strength Antacid Calcium Supplement

Calcium Carbonate

2

640 mg

 

 

96

$2.69

9 cents

CVS Extra Strength Antacid Calcium Supplement

Calcium Carbonate

2

640 mg

 

 

96

$2.89

10 cents

Tums Smoothies

Calcium Carbonate

2

600mg

 

 

60

$4.79

27 cents

Tums Ultra 1000

Calcium Carbonate

2

800mg

 

 

72

$4.79

17 cents

Tums Regular Strength

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

400mg

 

 

150

$4.79

16 cents

Equate Ultra Strength Antacid

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

850mg

 

 

72

$3.99

13 cents

Walgreen Regular Strength Antacid

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

400mg

 

 

150

$3.99

14 cents

Publix Regular Strength Antacid

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

430mg

 

 

150

$2.99

10 cents

Walgreen Ultra Strength Antacid

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

800mg

 

 

72

$3.99

14 cents

CVS Regular Strength Antacid

Calcium Carbonate

 

2 tabs

400mg

 

 

150

$3.99

14 cents

 

CVS Ultra Strength Antacid

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

800mg

 

 

72

$4.49

16 cents

Rite AidReg Strength Antacid

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

400mg

 

 

150

$3.99

14 cents

Rite Aid Ultra Strength Antacid

Calcium Carbonate

2 tabs

800mg

 

 

72

$4.99

18 cents