Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D3



Recommended Posts

I've noticed that most calcium citrate supplements come with Vitamin D3 as a part of it. Does this mean that a person taking that doesn't have to take a separate Vitamin D3 pill in addition to the Calcium?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Ellf said:

I've noticed that most calcium citrate supplements come with Vitamin D3 as a part of it. Does this mean that a person taking that doesn't have to take a separate Vitamin D3 pill in addition to the Calcium?

according to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (attached), most gastric bypass patients should get 3000 IU's of Vitamin D a day (obviously, if your bloodwork is showing deficiencies, you should be taking more than that, though). If the daily total of D3 in your calcium citrate supplements equal at least 3000 IUs, then you may be OK - but I've always taken a separate D3 supplement.

here are the supplement recommendations - you have to scroll down a bit to find how much of each you need:

https://asmbs.org/app/uploads/2008/09/ASMBS-Nutritional-Guidelines-2016-Update.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, Ellf said:

I've noticed that most calcium citrate supplements come with Vitamin D3 as a part of it. Does this mean that a person taking that doesn't have to take a separate Vitamin D3 pill in addition to the Calcium?

Calcium and D work together to increase absorption. It depends on how much D is in the supplements and how much you personally need (deficiencies etc) I believe the standard is 2000 units a day (double check)

Check all of your supplements to tally it up then compare to your Vitamins instructions from your Team.

Good Luck💜

Edited by GreenTealael

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgeon recommended both, so I take both.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is where I'm getting confused.

I purchased the Celebrate MC R 18 from my Weightloss Center (where I'm getting the surgery) and then I purchased their Celebrate calcium citrate, they said that would be a months supply, but I can't see how that's possible.

I've sent info as my surgery is Wednesday and I want to fully understand everything before I start.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Vitamin D situation is tricky since absorption falls following bariatric surgery. Also, it absorbs best when taken with at least some fat (150 Calories in most people, but maybe more is needed following bariatric surgery). Many people don't take the vitamin D with enough fat. I am going to do a short study on a non conventional vitamin D in people who have had bariatric surgery. It may work better post bariatric surgery than the conventional forms (and it may not need simultaneous fat intake). How fast the study begins depends on how fast I can get the supplier of the vitamin D to get me what I need in the right form.

Dr Robert DiSilvestro, Ph.D. Biochemistry, Professor Emeritus Human Nutrition, Ohio State University

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Darbs4Mayor

      Met with my surgeon yesterday and he said that he is so excited for me and the progress that will be made! Waiting for insurance pre-auth and then will get everything scheduled! 
       
      So excited to start this journey and become a new person!! 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      New found appreciation for you all!
      So Im back in the US to take care of my aging father and it seems like more than ever that being bigger is the norm everywhere here. I cant say that Ive been the best, healthiest me at the moment, but I think you all Americans are doing GREAT to even be working towards the goal of getting healthier in face of all this temptation (even if you are a "slow loser"). So give all yourselves a pat on the back!
      · 1 reply
      1. FluffyChix

        Yep. Temptation around every corner!

    • zombierayvinn

      I am now 10 days post op and I am down 16lbs. I had an allergic reaction to the glue my doctor used so I am still sore and trying to keep moving to not get stiff. 
      · 1 reply
      1. Tory Myers

        Hello congratulations on your new journey I am 5 days post op and still trying to get the hang of things. I’m supposed to return back to work in a few days but still sore as well. Do you have any advice for me being 5 days post opt?

    • Tabatha529

      Hello,  I am brand new on here. 
      The doctor qualified me yesterday for the surgery, so now I have to take 12 weeks of education classes and then he said they will schedule the surgery 4-6 weeks after I complete the classes. 
      I am excited to start this new journey.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Anki

      Am at the half-way mark of the six month pre-op program.  So excited!  Got clearance from psychologist this morning, so I scheduled my surgery consult for early March.  It is becoming more real now.  Have lost 18 pounds so far, since I began this journey on 12/18/19.  
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×