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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?

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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

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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

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My surgeon recommended both, so I take both.

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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.

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