Daily sodium intake varies by age, gender, race and ethnicity, and also by state.
You can estimate daily sodium with a calculator or check the chart below.
What is the best way to meet your sodium needs?
The most effective way to get the most from your daily sodium is to get plenty of calcium.
Most people need about 1,500 mg of calcium a day.
However, for adults, calcium can be a little higher, so you may need to be careful about taking more than that.
For example, if you are in your 50s and have been taking calcium for more than a year, you may be able to get more calcium with calcium fortified foods.
If you have not taken calcium for a while, you should check with your health care provider to see if you need additional calcium.
There are other things you can do to keep your blood pressure under control.
Take a few calcium supplements daily and drink a glass of water with your meals.
Also, take a multivitamin with vitamin D3.