Thursday, April 25, 2013


Does anyone else struggle with the chewable supplements? My surgeon requires one multivitamin and 2-3 calcium citrates per day. The calciums are the WORST because they are huge and taste gross.

I've never been a fan of chewable vitamins. Unlike most kids I didn't grow up eating Flintstones like candy. Even as an adult, I struggle with eating an occasional Tums for heartburn.

I don't like it when they get stuck in my teeth. Blech.

Only another month till I can stop chewable and go to regular supplements!


  1. Ugh, I know...I hate them! Are you taking Bariatric Advantage? I was at first but I hated them sooooo much. I just switched to Nature Made Multi For Her, which my dietician approved. And calcium citrate capsules. I still have a chewable iron supplement though, and it's nasty

  2. I don't take any calcium, but have had wonderous success with taking Flintstone Gummy Vitamins for my daily multi. I get the ones with "Immunity Support" (read: more Vitamin C), and the dosage is two for adults once a day. It's like a fun little sweet gummy "bear" treat every day. Try those?

  3. I take gummy vitamins and gummy calcium. Less chalky and totally bearable!

  4. The nutritionists that work with my surgeons office don't recommend the gummy vitamins because they lack Thimine, and also, they can cause issues with getting stuck. They prefer chewables for two months (Bariatric Advantage), and then transition to capsules. They really prefer not to take any OTC ones because they sometimes lack the essential nutrients needed. I'm just doing what I'm told. :)

  5. I don't like the chalky ones either. I take chocolate chews for calcium. And a prenatal vitamin now.