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Bariatric Advantage Calcium Citrate Assorted Fruit Flavors Chewy Bite 500 mg is specially formulated for bariatric patients.
Bariatric Advantage Calcium Citrate Assorted Fruit Flavors Chewy Bite 500 mg is specially formulated for bariatric patients, utilizing 500 mg calcium from only calcium citrate and delivering 500 IU of vitamin D3 to support calcium absorption. Individually wrapped.
Calcium citrate is more bioavailable than some other forms of calcium and is recommended for bariatric patients.1 It can be taken any time of the day, with or without food while other forms of calcium need to be taken with food for absorption. Additionally, calcium citrate may be more easily absorbed by patients who have had bariatric procedures that result in reduced stomach acids, as it does not require stomach acids for absorption.1
Calcium requires vitamin D3 for absorption.
ASMBS guidelines call for 1,200-1,500 mg calcium per day for patients in most bariatric procedure types, with the exception of biliopancreatic DiversionDuodenal Switch (BPD-DS) patients, where they call for 1,800-2,400 mg per day.2 Divided doses are recommended with no more than 500 mg being consumed at once.
Calcium is a critical nutrient for bones and teeth–99% of calcium is found in teeth and bones. It also plays an important role in tissue health and nervous system health, along with muscle contraction.*
1. Stein J, Stier C, Raab H, et al. Review article: the nutritional and pharmacological Consequences of obesity surgery. Al Pharm Ther 2014;40:582-609.
2. Aills L, et al. ASMBS Allied Health Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 4, Issue 5, S73-S108.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
Other Ingredients: Maltitol syrup, palm oil, natural flavors, citric acid, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin, sea salt, FD&C yellow no. 6, and sucralose (a non-nutritive sweetener). Contains Soy.
SUGGESTED USE: Take as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Take at least two hours apart from iron.
This product is gluten-free.
CAUTION: If you have had gastric surgery and experience persistent nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms, contact your healthcare practitioner. Excessive consumption may cause a laxative effect.
Keep out of the reach of children.
500 mg calcium from only calcium citrate
500 IU of vitamin D3 to support calcium absorption
Sugar-free [not a low-calorie food]
90 chews per bag.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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