Figure 1. Calcium balance. On average, if, in a typical adult approximately 1g of elemental calcium (Ca+2) is ingested per day, about 200mg/day will be absorbed and 800mg/day excreted. Approximately 1kg of Ca+2 is stored in bone and about 500mg/day is released by resorption or deposited during bone formation. Of the 10g of Ca+2 filtered through the kidney per day only about 200mg appears in the urine, the remainder being reabsorbed.