How many grams of calcium is the default 100%?

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lottie289
lottie289 Posts: 1 Member
I need to have 1500gm calcium a day but can't tell if 100% DV for Calcium will meet this requirement

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  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 32,737 Member
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    Google is your friend.

    In my understanding, the USDA labeling information is what's in play here. I'm sure there are others, but I think this is a current document, and it'll do:

    https://www.fda.gov/food/new-nutrition-facts-label/daily-value-new-nutrition-and-supplement-facts-labels

    That would imply that 100% = 1300mg. Since it's input into MFP in percents, the percents are (theoretically) coming from the labels, the underlying gram value should be the one that's implied on the labels. In your MFP goals, you can change the percent (to whatever percent of 1300mg you prefer), if you like.

    Be careful, though: The MFP database is crowd-sourced, so not all entries are accurate.
  • Wynterbourne
    Wynterbourne Posts: 2,220 Member
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    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Google is your friend.

    In my understanding, the USDA labeling information is what's in play here. I'm sure there are others, but I think this is a current document, and it'll do:

    https://www.fda.gov/food/new-nutrition-facts-label/daily-value-new-nutrition-and-supplement-facts-labels

    That would imply that 100% = 1300mg. Since it's input into MFP in percents, the percents are (theoretically) coming from the labels, the underlying gram value should be the one that's implied on the labels. In your MFP goals, you can change the percent (to whatever percent of 1300mg you prefer), if you like.

    Be careful, though: The MFP database is crowd-sourced, so not all entries are accurate.

    I've always used 1300mg as my 100% value.