Ok that being said I want to tell you about calcium. You have heard that calcium is a very important part of your diet. Growing up your mom always said it was good for your bones. What you might not know is that it is also important for your muscles. One of the components to helping your muscle contract is calcium. From running a marathon to just changing the channel on the remote you are using calcium to help move those muscles. Even your heart muscle uses calcium. Think of all the muscles involved in one little movement.
Now knowing how much your body relies on calcium to work answer this question. If you are not getting the recommended calcium in your diet everyday where is it coming from? What is supplying your muscles with the calcium needed to move? With 99% of your bodies calcium being stored in your bones and 1% in your blood you bet it'll be coming from your bones. That can lead to frail bones that break easily. Add to that the fact that you have RA and doesn't that just make your joints hurt thinking about it?
If you do take in the recommended amount of calcium which is about 1,000mg/day your muscles will use the calcium you supply that ends up in your blood stream and that will be enough. Your muscles won't look to your bones for it's supply. So like your mama said "drink your milk"!