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Keep Your Bones Strong: Post 3

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Deb Hart

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Calcium Content of Selected Supplements          

 

SupplementCalciumVit. D3Form of CalciumApprox. Cost for 1200 mg calcium
Flintstone Complete Chewable Vitamins (2)400 mg2400Calcium PantothenateNA
Centrum Chewable (2)216800Calcium CarbonateNA
Centrum Silver (2)4401000Calcium CarbonateNA
Tums Extra Strength 750 (2)6000Calcium Carbonate$0.24
Citracal Petites (2 caplets)400 mg500 IUCalcium Citrate$0.42
Caltrate Soft Chews (1 chew)600800Calcium Carbonate$0.33
Caltrate Calcium & Vitamin D3 Plus Minerals Chewable

 

600800Calcium Carbonate$0.22
Caltrate 600 (1)600800Calcium Carbonate$0.21
Now Calcium Citrate Powder 1 ½ teaspoons6300Calcium Citrate$0.29
Celebrate Calcium Citrate Soft Chews250250Calcium Citrate$0.98
Celebrate Calcium Chewable (4 tablets)10001000Calcium Citrate$0.66
Bariatric Advantage Calcium Citrate Chewables500300Calcium Citrate$0.43
Bariatric Advantage Calcium Citrate Chew Bites500500Calcium Citrate$0.84

How Much Calcium / Vitamin D Do You Need?

 

Calcium Content of Selected Supplements

 

SupplementCalciumVit. D3Form of CalciumApprox. Cost for 1200 mg calcium
Flintstone Complete Chewable Vitamins (2)400 mg2400Calcium PantothenateNA
Centrum Chewable (2)216800Calcium CarbonateNA
Centrum Silver (2)4401000Calcium CarbonateNA
Tums Extra Strength 750 (2)6000Calcium Carbonate$0.24
Citracal Petites (2 caplets)400 mg500 IUCalcium Citrate$0.42
Caltrate Soft Chews (1 chew)600800Calcium Carbonate$0.33
Caltrate Calcium & Vitamin D3 Plus Minerals Chewable

 

600800Calcium Carbonate$0.22
Caltrate 600 (1)600800Calcium Carbonate$0.21
Now Calcium Citrate Powder 1 ½ teaspoons6300Calcium Citrate$0.29
Celebrate Calcium Citrate Soft Chews250250Calcium Citrate$0.98
Celebrate Calcium Chewable (4 tablets)10001000Calcium Citrate$0.66
Bariatric Advantage Calcium Citrate Chewables500300Calcium Citrate$0.43
Bariatric Advantage Calcium Citrate Chew Bites500500Calcium Citrate$0.84

 

 

 

 ExampleGastric BypassGastric SleeveAdjustable Band
 CalciumVit DCalciumVit DCalciumVit DCalciumVit D 
Multi Vitamin4002400       
Food/beverage Sources300115       
Calcium Supplement12600       
Vitamin D3 Supplement         
Totals19602515       
Upper Recommendations  2000 mg2000 IU1500 mg2000 IU1500 mg2000 IU 
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Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.

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