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Old 08-26-2009, 06:08 PM   #1  
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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)
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Yes it is and it is very tasty also.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:57 PM   #3  
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it's what i take!!! i've become SUCH A pill wimp!
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*sigh* .. crap I just talked to my Dr's office.. they said no no no.. pfft.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:50 AM   #6  
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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.
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*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.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:19 AM   #8  
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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!
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IT has to be calcium citrate...
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you can get the Calcium Citrates and dissolve them in water.
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:17 PM   #11  
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you can get the Calcium Citrates and dissolve them in water.
Yup. Or you can get calcium citrate in liquid, chewable, or capsule forms.
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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.
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