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sindurella
08-26-2009, 06:08 PM
I found chewable Caltrate D today .. does anyone if this is an acceptable for your calcium supplement? It isn't on my list of stuff (which I had forgotten to take with me)


tjjsmom
08-26-2009, 07:57 PM
Yes it is and it is very tasty also.

sindurella
08-26-2009, 08:57 PM
Thanks Tjjsmom!


jiffypop
08-26-2009, 09:52 PM
it's what i take!!! i've become SUCH A pill wimp!

sindurella
08-26-2009, 10:09 PM
*sigh* .. crap I just talked to my Dr's office.. they said no no no.. pfft.

jillybean720
08-27-2009, 12:50 AM
Isn't Caltrate calcium carbonate? Post-WLS, you want to take calcium in citrate form because it is more easily absorbed and requires less stomach acid to process. It is also less likely to contribute to the formation of kidney stones.

ladybugnessa
08-27-2009, 10:00 AM
*sigh* .. crap I just talked to my Dr's office.. they said no no no.. pfft.

I just looked them up they are calcium carbonate.

WLS patients need calcium CITRATE....

i have to say that finding calcium that works for us is one of my worst nightmares.

jiffypop
08-27-2009, 10:19 AM
yes, Jilly. Carbonate is the least absorbable form. BUT i'm figuring that, since the Caltrates are chewables, the absorption is better than in a tablet [which i can't swallow].

it's been working!

annie175
08-27-2009, 10:32 AM
IT has to be calcium citrate...

ladybugnessa
08-27-2009, 10:36 AM
you can get the Calcium Citrates and dissolve them in water.

jillybean720
08-27-2009, 06:17 PM
you can get the Calcium Citrates and dissolve them in water.
Yup. Or you can get calcium citrate in liquid, chewable, or capsule forms.

tjjsmom
08-28-2009, 06:00 PM
I will have to double check with my surgeon. That is what they told me to take and I just purchased a 150 pill bottle.