I’m catching up on a ton of reviews that need to be done.  I’ve posted a ton of Celebrate reviews of late, and don’t want to give the impression that I dislike Bariatric Advantage in any shape or form, so I’ve decided to push some of their stuff up on the list a bit to make things seem a bit less one-sided.

Bariatric Advantage has sent me several fun boxes of stuff to review — including some new formulations that I’ll be doing week-long and month-long trials on (including the multivitamin crystals that seem to be HOT!) but wanted to get some perennial favorites out of the way first.

I’ve always loved the Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites — but have never done full reviews on the Lemon and Chocolate.  Time to rectify that now.  First up: Lemon.

Bariatric Advantage says:

Calcium Citrate that tastes delicious – Wow! Many people are required to take a lot of calcium. At Bariatric Advantage, we recognize that providing different flavors and forms of this important nutrient helps assure compliance and makes taking large amounts of calcium much easier. Our Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites deliver 250 mg of elemental calcium as calcium citrate in a delicious chew. They also contain 125 IU of vitamin D3 for healthy absorption. These chews are sugar-free as well, so you don’t have to worry about getting extra carbs while you get the calcium you need. Each chew is individually wrapped so you can take them with you wherever you go.

This little squares are the closest things I can liken to a Bariatric Starburst.

No, Seriously.

These are a bit tart as soon as you pop them in your mouth.  A bit hard at first, but as they warm up in your mouth, they get a bit chewier.  Then, the sweet mixes in with the tart.  They are smooth through to the end, and there is only a very slight hint of grit.

Now, when these first were released, they were gritty.  Not anymore.  These are wonderful, and if you’ve not tried them since the reformulation, you are missing out on a possible treat each day.

Each chew contains 15 calories, 250 mg of calcium citrate and 125 IU of D3.  To get 1500mg of calcium from these a day, one would need 6, and would get 750 IU of D3, and 90 calories.  Some would say those 90 calories are too many.  However, if it means people would actually TAKE their calcium?  I’m all for it.  We need our bones, people.  Bones are somewhat important.

I like love these.  My kids love these.  These are an endangered species in my home.  It makes the question of “has it been 2 hours yet?” more common than normal because they are really that good.  If I could keep my paws off of them (and the kids out of them) I would use them as my everyday calcium source.  But I can’t.  I’m compulsive and these hit me hard.

Available from Bariatric Advantage, 60 count bag for $10.25

Calcium Citrate that tastes delicious – Wow! Many people are required to take a lot of calcium. At Bariatric Advantage, we recognize that providing different flavors and forms of this important nutrient helps assure compliance and makes taking large amounts of calcium much easier. Our Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites deliver 250 mg of elemental calcium as calcium citrate in a delicious chew. They also contain 125 IU of vitamin D3 for healthy absorption. These chews are sugar-free as well, so you don’t have to worry about getting extra carbs while you get the calcium you need. Each chew is individually wrapped so you can take them with you wherever you go.
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3 Responses to “Bariatric Advantage Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites – Lemon”

  1. Karen Ogle says:

    Andrea, I have been taking Citrical Petites. Is there an advantage as far as absorption to taking a chewable version over a tablet version? Also, if there are added benefits are they worth the extra expense? I’m sort of trying to manage my supplements on a budget.
    Thanks!

  2. Andrea says:

    No, pill-form is absorbed just fine. But I’m reviewing the chewables as many need them immediately after surgery or prefer them to pills.

  3. Karen Ogle says:

    Thanks. I was worried as I’ve been on the tabs for so long now.

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