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I haven't tried the viactiv but I've tried the ActivCal which is GNCs brand of calcium chews. They aren't that bad. They're a little sweet for me though.

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The only problem with calcium chews, according to my dietician, is that they contain Calcium Carbonate, which is not absobed as well as calcium citrate. I use Twin Labs calcium citrate with D. I chew 2 in the mornng and 2 at night. 60 wafers cost $7.67 at vitacost.com, with $4.99 shipping for any size order, so I order several to save on shipping. I paid $17.99 for it at a Healthy Options store. The Vitamin Shoppe may have it too, but the cheapest place is online.

I had bought Viactiv, but switched when the dietician told me citrate was better. I figure if I have to take it I wanted the best absorption.

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I take viactiv occasionally. I have really tight restriction but they don't get stuck. They are only 20 calories for their Multivitamins and if I feel like the need for something sweet during the day, I will take them instead of my regular Vitamins. I have also used them for Calcium as well.

If you have to get your Vitamins and calcium in during the day, might as well enjoy them.

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My doctor said the same thing. Take the calcium citrate rather than the Carbonate.

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My doctor's office recommended the Viactiv chews. I love them. They are yummy and my nails have never grown so well! haha Plus, I only take one a day. I have become stuck on them a few times if I eat them too early in the morning, but honestly I've been stuck on Water in the morning a few times. LoL

Best of luck! :thumbup:

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I like the chews as well. They come in a chocolate and a caramel. I like the chocolate better. It's almost like a little treat. They were recommended by my doctor and the box says to chew throughly and not swallow large chuncks. THis was I guess it absorbs better into your system. THe only bad thing is they are a little pricy. But I figure I'm saving soo much money not eating junk food, that it probably balances out in my favor.

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