Importance of Calcium After Bariatric Surgery
Your nutrition is critical after bariatric surgery, and among the most common needs for supplements is calcium. You need it for long-term bone health, but it’s tough to get enough from food. BariatricPal Calcium Soft Chews can help.
Why Everyone Needs Calcium
Calcium is an essential mineral for everyone. It’s the main mineral in your bones. Without enough calcium, your bone mineral density decreases and you can develop osteoporosis.
But calcium does way more than that. For example, it’s critical in nerve function and muscle contraction. And you need it for optimal heart health.
Extra Challenges After Bariatric Surgery
Calcium is naturally high in dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. And it’s also in calcium-fortified products such as some cereals, tofu, milk alternatives, and orange juice. But you may not be getting enough after bariatric surgery. Here’s why.
- You are on a restricted diet and may not be eating enough food to get enough calcium.
- Lactose intolerance is common after weight loss surgery, which means you wouldn’t be able to get enough calcium by drinking milk.
- Some types of weight loss surgery lead to nutrient malabsorption, so it can be tough to consume enough from food.
With these challenges, it’s no wonder that bariatric surgery patients are supposed to take calcium supplements. But have you ever seen the size of those pills? They can be so big! BariatricPal Calcium Soft Chews may be a more appealing option.
Calcium Soft Chews
Calcium Soft Chews by BariatricPal are a great choice for getting more calcium after bariatric surgery. They’re delicious, easy to chew and swallow, and formulated just for you.
Each chew has only 15 calories. They have 500 milligrams of calcium, or 38% of the daily value for calcium, and 20 mcg vitamin D or 100% of the daily value for vitamin D.
They also have 250 million CFUs of Bacillus coagulans, which is a probiotic, or healthy type of bacteria that lives in the gut. A healthy gut profile is associated with a healthier body weight, and probiotics are also associated with the immune system.
Depending on your type of surgery and your doctor’s recommendations, you might have 3 or 4 chews per day. There are 90 chews per bag.
They’re completely sugar-free, even though they taste fabulous. They’re sweetened with stevia. These are the flavors.
- French Vanilla Caramel
- Strawberry Watermelon Twist
- Belgian Chocolate Caramel
- Wild Grape
- Orange Creamsicle
- Caramel Apple
- Pina Colada
Are you having trouble deciding which to try? Do you wish you could try them all? We don’t blame you! These are our Variety Packs to give you the chance to try all of the flavors.
- Fruit-Flavored Variety Pack with 5 bags
- Sweet Variety Pack with 3 bags
- Complete Variety Pack with 8 bags
Protein and fluids may be most urgent after weight loss surgery, but calcium is just as important when it comes to long-term health. Since bariatric surgery patients can face challenges getting enough calcium, a supplement may be necessary. BariatricPal Calcium Chews with Probiotics can make getting your calcium fun, so ask your healthcare provider how many you should have per day. Then enjoy!