Calcium deficiency is a major issue for many people after undergoing weight loss surgery. Boosting blood calcium levels has often involved consuming handfuls of calcium supplements at prescribed times every single day after surgery.
Bariatric Advantage has made it easier and more pleasant to get the calcium your body needs by creating delicious caramel chews which contain 500mg of calcium citrate and 500 IU of vitamin D3. Nutritionists agree that this combination aids calcium absorption and makes it possible for bariatric patients to just consume one individually wrapped chewy caramel within an hour of breakfast, lunch and dinner to meet a 1500mg a day calcium requirement. With 90 servings per bag, one bag of Bariatric Advantage 500mg Calcium Chewy Bites will last most people an entire month. Convenience and great caramel flavor come together to make this one of the best ways to get your daily calcium.
Key Features of Bariatric Advantage 500mg Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites:
- 500 mg of Calcium Citrate per chew
- 500 IU of Vitamin D3 per chew
- Only 15 Calories per serving
- Low Carb – Just 4 grams per serving
- Certified Kosher (OU)
Calcium citrate is more bioavailable than some other forms of calcium and is recommended for bariatric patients.1 It can be taken any time of the day, with or without food while other forms of calcium need to be taken with food for absorption. Additionally, calcium citrate may be more easily absorbed by patients who have had bariatric procedures that result in reduced stomach acids, as it does not require stomach acids for absorption.
Calcium requires vitamin D3 for absorption.
ASMBS guidelines call for 1,200-1,500 mg calcium per day for patients most bariatric procedure types, with the exception of Biliopancreatic Diversion Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS) patients, where they call for 1,800-2,400 mg per day. Divided doses are recommended with no more than 500 mg being consumed at once.
Calcium is a critical nutrient for bones and teeth–99% of calcium is found in teeth and bones. It also plays an important role in tissue health and nervous system health, along with muscle contraction.
The Mixed Fruit pack includes one bag for each of the following flavors:
The Sweet Treats pack includes one bag for each of the following flavors:
Other Ingredients: Maltitol syrup, palm oil, mono and diglycerides, natural flavors, caramel color, soy lecithin, sea salt, FD&C yellow no. 5, FD&C yellow no. 6, and sucralose (a non-nutritive sweetener). Contains Soy.
SUGGESTED USE: Take as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Take at least two hours apart from iron.
CAUTION: If you have had gastric surgery and experience persistent nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms, contact your healthcare practitioner. Excessive consumption may cause a laxative effect.
Keep out of the reach of children.
TAMPER EVIDENT: Do not use if the package is torn or open.
STORAGE: Keep in a cool, dry place.
Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish gelatin, and shellfish.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.
* This product is sensitive to heat. During summer months, please consider purchasing our Insulated Shipping Containers with Ice Packs to avoid possible melting. Also consider upgrading to USPS Priority shipping or 2-day Air as the cooler only guarantees 48 hours of protection. Unfortunately, BariatricPal cannot control weather conditions which could affect products once an order has left our warehouse. We promptly ship all orders from our climate-controlled warehouse, but extreme temperature fluctuations during transit are out of our control. No returns, exchanges or credits on products that might have been affected by melting.
Simple Solution to a Sticky Situation: If you encounter product melting issues, place boxes of bars or unopened items in the refrigerator for about an hour. For best results, minimize handling of individually wrapped products as much as possible. Although appearance may be slightly altered, items will re-harden with no loss of nutrition or taste.