BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews
Your body needs certain vitamins and minerals to survive and thrive, but certain nutrients can be in short supply after weight loss surgery and anytime you are following a restricted weight loss diet. Calcium is one of the most commonly deficient minerals during weight loss, but it need not be. BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews deliver ASMBS-recommended amounts of calcium in great-tasting chews.
What are BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews?
BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews are calcium supplements that you can chew, so there is no need to swallow large pills. They come in 90-chew bags, which provides a month’s supply if you have 3 chews daily. They taste like sweet, juicy watermelon and may make you look forward to taking your vitamins!
How much calcium is in BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews?
Each 3-chew serving of BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews has 1,500 mg calcium. This is the Amount recommended by ASMBS for sleeve and bypass patients to help maintain strong bones.
What is calcium citrate?
Many calcium supplements come in the form of calcium carbonate, but BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews contain calcium in the form of calcium citrate. Compared to calcium carbonate, calcium citrate is gentler on the stomach and absorbable with less stomach acid - ideal for post-op bariatric patients with less stomach acid.
What else is in these chews?
The 3-chew serving BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews has 3,000 IU vitamin D3, which is the active form of vitamin D in your body. Vitamin D helps your body absorb and use calcium, as well as support immunity. The chews have 10 mg magnesium and are sugar-free and aspartame-free.
What if I already get calcium in my diet?
That is wonderful, but not many people get as much calcium as they think they do. To get the recommended amount, you would need to have the equivalent of 3 cups of yogurt and 2 ounces of cheese every single day. If dairy products are not your thing, you could try eating 50 cups of spinach, or more, since the calcium in spinach is not highly absorbable. BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews are a safer and easier approach to getting your calcium!
Why would I need a supplement if my bloodwork is perfect?
First, congratulations on those healthy blood test results! They may be showing that you are doing a great job with nutrients such as iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid. What they don’t show is calcium. A blood test for calcium shows how much calcium is in your blood. However, it does not test the amount of calcium in your bones, and that is where 99% of your body’s calcium is. It is nearly impossible to detect a calcium deficiency until it is too late - that is, until your bone mineral is lower than it should be, which may show up in 10, 20, or 30 years from now. It may be safer to take BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews.
I already take a multivitamin and mineral supplement.Good - that’s a great way to insure that you get most of your nutrients, and even better if your supplement is a bariatric-specific one. The problem is that calcium is a BIG nutrient, and large amounts of it cannot fit into most multivitamin supplements. BariBursts Watermelon Calcium Chews give you 5 to 10 or more times the calcium as in multivitamin pills.