We hope you have been heeding our recommendations to boost your calcium intake. We know that calcium falls low on your list of supplements to take, but this multitasker is critical for more than just bone strength. Research shows that men with higher bone strength are better able to boost muscle strength. Plus, calcium is critical for muscle contractions, which can further help you to grow stronger.
Calcium has also been shown to aid fat loss and even boost testosterone levels. In addition, Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) researchers reported in a 2010 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology that men getting in almost 2,000 milligrams per day of calcium had a 25% reduction in risk from all cause mortality as compared to those with the lowest intakes of calcium. Since the body can only absorb about 500-600 mg of calcium at a time, take it several times per day. Although most forms of calcium are better absorbed when taken at meals, one of the most common supplemental forms of calcium, calcium citrate, appears to be better absorbed by the body when taken without food.