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Unread 12-29-2013, 04:50 PM
BigPecsPeter BigPecsPeter is offline
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Default Milk protein powder and its calcium content

I learned recently that milk protein powders can contain rather large quantities of calcium per even a small serving (e.g. 700mg calcium per 30g serving mixed in water). My question is, say I were having many servings a day, which is not unusual when I am dieting - are there any known risk factors for consuming such large quantities of calcium (e.g. 5000mg+ plus)?
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Unread 12-29-2013, 05:40 PM
waxer waxer is offline
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I analyzed a similar issue some time ago because I like drinking plenty of milk and I've added whey protein to my diet. And I'm also taking a multivitamin which contains calcium.

As far as I remember the upper limit was close to 2.5gr, so taking 5000mg sounds like you're taking a lot. Not sure about how much you can push the accepted limit, but a 100% doesn't sound good.

Here is described some symptoms of calcium overdosage:

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