For strong bones, proper levels of calcium, along with weight bearing exercise, are a must. Research indicates long-term, daily calcium intake is required for optimal bone health.While Cooper Clinic recommends calcium consumption through food, it is oftentimes difficult to consistently reach this optimal level. When diet alone is not enough, augment with Cooper Complete® Calcium Citrate supplements. Each tablet provides 250 mg calcium citrate supplement. Based on your age, Cooper Clinic recommends the following daily calcium intake:Women up to age 51: 1,000 mg of calcium dailyWomen 51 and older: 1,200 mg of calcium dailyThrough food, you can find calcium in low-fat and non-fat dairy products like cheese, yogurt and milk, soybeans, enriched grains, and dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips and collard greens. There are also many calcium-fortified foods in grocery stores – everything from orange juice to English muffins. Strive to include two to four servings of dairy per day through food sources.Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. The blood level of calcium may be normal even in individuals who do not get enough calcium in the diet. And in fact, to provide adequate calcium for the muscles and heart, the body will utilize calcium from the bone, reducing bone density. It is important to discuss your calcium needs with your physician in order to ensure you consume (through food, fortified foods, and supplements) the optimal levels of calcium needed.Cooper Complete Calcium Citrate supplement is designed to be taken in conjunction with one of the Cooper Complete multivitamins, which already includes desirable levels of magnesium and vitamin D. For optimal absorption, Calcium Citrate supplements should be taken first thing in the morning and last thing at night, so they do not compete with calcium that has been consumed through diet.Each tablet contains 250 mg calcium citrate.This product contains NO yeast, gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, starch, or artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.The daily recommended serving is 2 tablets or as recommended by your physician. 120 tablets per bottle. Vanilla-flavored easy swallow coating.