BariBursts are a DELICIOUS way to help you get the calcium you need to stay healthy after bariatric surgery.
- Each bag is a month supply for Gastric Bypass and Sleeve patients
- Enjoy three (3) delicious 500 mg calcium citrate chews per day!
- Designed specifically for all bariatric patients
- Developed using the expertise of an entire team of Bariatric medical professionals
- Manufactured in an FDA inspected facility
BariBursts allow bariatric patients to look forward to getting all of their calcium each day in three delicious bites! You can enjoy taking your vitamins and rest easy knowing you’ll get all of your calcium citrate requirements without having to take handfuls of chalky chewables or pills every day.
In 3 delicious individually wrapped chews you get:
- 3,000 IUs Vitamin D3
- 1,500mg Calcium as Citrate
- 10mg Magnesium
BariBursts help you avoid deficiencies.
Calcium deficiencies are sneaky – they don’t develop overnight and it’s nearly impossible to know when it’s occurring. Patients with a calcium deficiency do not look any different from the outside and blood work can actually look normal for calcium even if a deficiency is present.
Calcium and Blood Work
The other problem is that your blood work won’t necessarily show calcium deficiency. In a calcium-deficient state, your body will steal calcium from your bones in order to meet its needs. This means that your blood-calcium levels will look good, but your bones have less calcium which leads to more problems…
How much calcium should you be getting?
The good news is calcium deficiencies are easy to prevent with proper supplementation. The ASMBS recommends 1,500mg of calcium per day for gastric bypass and vertical sleeve patients.
100% Calcium Citrate.
Here's a vitamin industry secret: not all vitamins are created equal.
We are talking about specific vitamins like Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Calcium…etc. Each of these vitamins and minerals actually has multiple “sources” or “forms.” You can think of the source as the “type” of Vitamin D, or the “type” of Vitamin A.
Here’s an example:
Vitamin D is most commonly available in the forms Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is much more bioavailable and is better absorbed, so that’s what we put in our supplements
Calcium is commonly found in 2 types as well: Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Citrate
For bariatric patients, calcium citrate is the preferred form.
- As we covered above it’s virtually impossible for bariatric patients to get enough calcium through diet alone.
- After bariatric surgery, the low stomach acid environment dramatically affects your body’s ability to absorb calcium.
- Patients who have some form of bowel bypass (Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, SADI-S) because the part of the bowel that is responsible for most calcium absorption can’t do its job since it’s been bypassed.
Look at point #2 – the low stomach acid environment dramatically affects your body’s ability to absorb calcium
Calcium Citrate does not require the presence of nearly as much stomach acid as Calcium Carbonate, so as a bariatric patient, you are able to absorb Calcium Citrate better.
Why would anyone put Calcium Carbonate in Bariatric Supplements?
Good question – there are 2 main reasons why a company would put calcium carbonate in its supplements:
1. It’s smaller – you can fit way more elemental calcium in the Carbonate form into a pill/chewable so it’s great for managing pill size or number of pills required
2. It’s cheaper – pretty self-explanatory, right?
Bursting with delicious juicy watermelon flavor! You can finally look forward to taking your calcium supplement each day.
Other Ingredients: Maltitol Syrup, Palm Oil, Citric Acid, Mono and Diglycerides, Artificial Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin (An Emulsifier), Sea Salt, FD&C Red 40, Sucralose.
Allergen Information: Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish gelatin and shellfish.