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I've never been really great at taking supplements. But, with my new found health, and active life, I really want to optimize everything.

I take a high quality Multi-Vitamin, a sublingual B12 daily, but have admittedly, been lacking on calcium citrate, and other supplements. So, tonight I broke down, and hit up Fiber, and regularity it gives many of the users. It also has 3grams of Protein per 2tbsp. It's not a lot but every little gram helps, right?


I also ordered an Omega 3 oil that is flavored strawberry with DHA and EPA. My skin, nails and hair have been lacking luster since surgery. Plus, I need all the help I can get with my good cholesterol. My surgeon suggested I take these months ago, but I was stubborn and didn't get any until now.

Calcet chewable, really they are not budget friendly. I sat down and calculated the cost, and it's over $1 a day for them. I could afford them, but umm I would probably have to give up some of MAD shopping money. And, we all know I don't do well if I can't shop.

So, I searched around vitacost, and found these. They are capsules, and I have zero issue taking pills. I can suck down 2 huge Nyquil Liqui caps so these shouldn't give me any trouble. 1 capsule provides 30% of the recommended daily value. The dosing is 2 capsules per day, but I will probably take 3 daily just to cover my hiney.

Calcium citrate Plus Magnesium -- 250 Capsules - Vitacost

I enjoy the discounted cost on all the products, and flat rate shipping regardless of how much you order with www.vitacost.com

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Thanks for the tips, Tiff! I've been thinking about Omega's a lot. I took those big horse-capsules of it before surgery, but right now, being 2-ish weeks out, that's not advisable. I did buy, try, gag, and take back a gummy-chewable Omega that was supposed to be for KIDS, and it was the MOST DISGUSTING THING I've ever tasted. I brushed my teeth, tongue, couldn't get the taste out for hours, so I'm hoping to get back to the capsules soon. How long do you think someone might want to wait after surgery to start taking these? I know they are really important and I don't want to fall off the health wagon, because of a lack of vitamins/minerals...

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I was cleared to take all Vitamins and supplements (as long as the capsules were slim, not huge horse pills) once I was released to start Clear liquids.

My surgeon actually brought up Omega 3's and folic acid sometime around my 4 month follow up. He told me since my good cholesterol was low, and I don't eat a lot of fish that I needed to supplement.

So, I'm not sure what other surgeon's would suggest, but once I got on Clear Liquids I was able to have my multi-Vitamin chewable and was cleared to take Tylenol caplets instead of Lortab liquid for pain. I wasn't able to start clears for 22 days because of the leak repair surgery so my tummy had a longer healing time before anything ever went into it. I literally didn't eat or drink anything for 22 days post leak repair surgery.

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