After examining 24,000 German men and women aged 35 to 64 over the course of 11 years, a recent study performed by the University of Zurich has shown that taking calcium supplements increases your chances of having a heart attack by close to 200%. In theory, ingesting a supplement of something that you’re not getting enough of through your normal diet makes sense. However, it turns out that taking the micronutrient outside of your normal diet does not produce the same effect as it does in food.
Instead of being slowly absorbed by the body as it should, calcium from supplements floods into the bloodstream causing a potentially dangerous spike. Doctors advise that rather than just stopping taking the supplements (which could be more dangerous than taking them in the first place), start monitoring your regular dietary intake and supplement AS NECESSARY.
Before making any decisions for yourself however, be sure to consult your nutritionist or family doctor!