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The Girl's Guide to Vitamins at Every Age

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Find out what vitamins a woman needs at every age.
Air Date: 2/19/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Christopher Calapai, DO
Dr. Calapai HeadshotDr. Christopher Calapai, DO, is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, anti-aging medicine and chelation therapy. Proclaimed as the "The Stem Cell Guru" by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S.

His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer's, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson's.

Dr. Calapai started his practice in New York City in 1986 and for over 25 years he has hosted nationally syndicated radio shows, including his two weekly call-in shows on WABC 770-AM, where he offers health and medical advice. He has a show on Saturday morning 8-9am and Sunday evening from 6-7pm. He has consulted with numerous high-profile individuals including Mike Tyson, Chris Noth, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Fox series Gotham's, Donal Logue and worked as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team as well as various modeling agencies.

Dr. Calapai received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and he consults in Manhattan with practices on Long Island, in East Meadow and Plainview. He has appeared on News12 and in the pages of 25A Magazine and Social Life Magazine.

He is the author of E-books Heavy Metals and Chronic Disease, Reverse Diabetes Forever! Seven Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar, Top Ten Supplements You Can't Live Without, and Glorious Glutathione. Learn more about Dr. Calapai on his website,

The Girl's Guide to Vitamins at Every Age
There are a lot of vitamins on the market, and it's hard to sort out which ones you should be taking. As the female body changes over time, so do vitamin requirements.

Dr. Christopher Calapai has sorted out which vitamins women need at different ages.

In your 20s and 30s:
  • Calcium - 1000mg daily to maintain bone mass
  • Vitamin D - 2000 IU daily to help hormones
  • Folic acid - 400 micrograms daily to prevent birth defects
  • Iron - 16-20mg daily for red blood cell health, 27mg if pregnant

In your 40s:
  • Calcium - 1000mg daily to maintain bone mass
  • Vitamin D - 2000 iu daily to help hormones
  • Folic acid - 400 micrograms, raise to 600 micrograms daily if pregnant
  • Iron - 18mg daily for red blood cell health, 27mg if pregnant

In your 50s:
  • Multivitamin designed for those over 50
  • Calcium - 1500mg daily
  • Vitamin B12 - 2.4 micrograms daily, since it's not absorbed into the body as easily

In your 60s, you should reassess your multivitamin and add supplements for any new health developments as appropriate.

Listen in as Dr. Calapai educates on vitamin needs for women over time.
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