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why do we have to a Calcium supplement? i am having a hard time swallowing the calcium caltrate petites!! they are not that big but my God i am having a hard time with this. please help.. any suggestions would be greatly aopreciated.

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why do we have to a Calcium supplement? i am having a hard time swallowing the calcium caltrate petites!! they are not that big but my God i am having a hard time with this. please help.. any suggestions would be greatly aopreciated.

All women need calcium supplement. But, because most of us on a PPI (prilosec, nexium, etc) they inhibit calcium absorption. The calcium citrate is the best option and is most viable option for calcium supplementation.

I just ordered the Lemon Calcet bites. I know they are expensive, but I'm not a fan of the liquids.

They do offer calcium citrate liquids at very reasonable prices at www.vitacost.com I tried the strawberry liquid. It was tolerable, but I didn't like it. It was a small amount once daily, 1 ounce dosing was great.

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I get chewable calcium citrate from vitacost . They are sweet, but i chew them up fast and drink some Water right after to help them go down. I think it's easier to chew them up than swallow horse pills.I liked the lemon chews a lot, but I am determined to chew up what I bought until I can get the chews that Tiffy is talking about.

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I have heard rave reviews about the Calcet Creamy Lemon bites...I ordered some, and I have to say, I don't really like them. The texture is like chewing soap, really sticky and almost an oily goo....I know alot of people like them, but I'm really picky about textures, just my opinion of course I know they are really popular.

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I cancelled my order of the Calcet lemon chews just because I wanted to save money for clothes LOL.

I ordered the Twinlab capsules from vitacost.com It's 125 doses for around 9 bucks.

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I love those lemony bites, they tasted so good in my sample pack, but they have alot of calories . . . that is why i won't get them, i do the disolvables . . . just as good without the calories. . .

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I love those lemony bites, they tasted so good in my sample pack, but they have alot of calories . . . that is why i won't get them, i do the disolvables . . . just as good without the calories. . .

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where do you buys those thineoneday? to swallow the petites pills hurt me and i just can't do them. i try everyday but i never get all 6 down!!

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My order of Bariatric Advantage chewy chocolate calcitrate + Vitamin D thingers will be shipped tomorrow. Woot! They are so yummy. :smile: I think they have 15 cals apiece, and I think it's 3 or 4 per day (I had it figured out once but forgot, LOL). So I figure that's not too bad. And when I asked my dietitian about the calorie count she told me not to worry about it. They are a little on the pricey side but I'm just sick of pills. I've never been good at taking them (I get that from my grandma!), so for me it is worth every penny! :smile: Excited to get something besides the 4 horsepills a day I'm currently taking since they get stuck in my throat. Hope y'all find something that works!

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This may be a dumb question, but are there any out there that you just take ONE pill a day and you are done? I don't mind the chewies, but I never get 4 in every day. I would honestly just rather swallow a pill.

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This may be a dumb question, but are there any out there that you just take ONE pill a day and you are done? I don't mind the chewies, but I never get 4 in every day. I would honestly just rather swallow a pill.

I have ever found any Calcium supplement with 100% daily recommended dose in 1 pill/tablet/capsule/chewable.

I ordered the TwinLab calcium citrate + magnesium from vitacost.com and it's recommended dose is 2 capsules per day. Even then it only gives you 60% of the daily recommended value. I plan on taking 3 a day. I eat dairy every day in some form so I figure 90% in 3 small, slim capsules will be sufficient for me at this point in my life.

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This may be a dumb question, but are there any out there that you just take ONE pill a day and you are done? I don't mind the chewies, but I never get 4 in every day. I would honestly just rather swallow a pill

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you aren't supposed to take more than your body can absorb at one time. So, it would be pointless to take one pill that had your entire daily requirement all at once. I've been told that you can only absorb 500 mg at one time.

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i got my Bariatric Advantage multi vit and an Iron yesterday. both chewable tablets and they both tasted great to me. i can see how it would not to some, i love sweet-tarts so it works. the nutritionist told me that for now im ok without the Calcium just because im getting in so much cheese/dairy. but in 6 weeks when i go back she said we can evaluate where im at and see if i should start the calcium too. it was $67 for 3 month supply of the multi and iron together. so not too bad i guess!

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Does anyone have an opinion of the different flavors of lozenge Calcium that Bariatric Advantage sells? I tried the mint and it was just too intense. I like a more subtle flavor. I have a bottle of Solaray Orange chewable calcium citrate and, man, is it tart! How about some calcium that is not overpoweringly sour or minty? I have been a really bad sleever lately and skipped my calcium supplements but I know that I can't go on like this. Thanks for you advice!

Pennie

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