***NEW 80 CT BOXES AND PACKAGING AVAILABLE JAN 13 2017***
UPCAL D CALCIUM CITRATE & VITAMIN D3
UpCal D is a virtually tasteless combination of powdered calcium citrate & vitamin D3. Each 5g serving contains 2500mg of calcium citrate which yields 500mg of elemental calcium that your body absorbs plus 500IU of Vitamin D3. Easy-to-mix powder helps you meet your daily calcium and vitamin D3 promoting the bone health we all need! Bariatric and osteoporosis friendly!
- Easy-to-mix powder helps you meet your daily calcium and vitamin D3 needs quickly and easily
- Calcium citrate
- Ideal for those who have difficulty
- No large pills to swallow
- Taste and odor free
Offers Nutritional Support perfect for:
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Postmenopausal Women
- Active females
- Calcium and VitaminD deficient individuals
Q: What kind of calcium is UpCalD derived from?
A: Calcium citrate, which helps achieve superior absorption. Unlike calcium carbonate, which requires stomach acid and consumption with a meal for optimal absorption, calcium citrate is not dependent on gastric acid and can be taken without food.
Q: At what age is calcium intake important?
A: Very simply, at all ages. Calcium is important to infant development, childhood development when bones are growing, during childbearing and during adulthood to keep bones healthy and strong.
Q: Who needs a daily Calcium supplement?
A: In general, research has found that girls aged 913 years and 1418 years, women aged 5170 years, and both men and women older than 70 years fall below the desirable recommended intake for calcium. Overall, females are less likely than males to get recommended intakes of calcium from food. In addition, the following groups would benefit from a calcium supplement to help meet daily needs:
Postmenopausal women, Vegetarians, Vegans and ovo-vegetarians, individuals with lactose intolerance and/or cows milk allergy.
A: What affects calcium absorption from my diet?
Q: Fiber-rich foods and plant foods containing phytic acid can negatively affect the absorption of calcium, as can caffeine. Excess fat, salt and soft drinks also have a negative effect.
It is better to spread calcium intake out over the day instead of taking it all at once. Studies show that when too much calcium is in the body at once, absorption is diminished.
Q: What is calcium and why might I need more?
A: Calcium is an essential mineral that your body needs every day. Calcium plays a number of important roles in the body. A deficiency can cause numerous adverse health issues. First, calcium is the major constituent of bones and teeth. More than 98% of the bodys calcium is found in those structures. In the rest of the body, calcium supports heart function, circulation, nerve function and muscle tone.
Upcal Vitamin D packets have been a game changer for me! I am a bariatric patient and I must take large amounts of Calcium to remain healthy but the horse pills that I had were gagging me and as a result, only got taken about half the time. I next tried calcium citrate powder which worked better for me, but still it wasn't really good for me when I am frequently on the go. Then a friend recommended the UpCal D Go Packets. I tried them and they really solved a huge problem for me! I can slip a couple into my backpack for when I'm on the go. I sometimes mix the packets with liquids - they really don't change the taste much - but if I don't have liquids, I'll just pour it into my mouth from the packet and that works great too. The powder tastes slightly sweet but doesn't really have a taste to speak of. Anyway, I will continue to order these UpCal D Go Packets because they really fit my needs and are very convenient even with my busy lifestyle.
These are an easy way to get your calcium if the pills are just too hard to swallow. The best part? It's calcium CITRATE! You can mix it easily enough in a small amount of a drink - it does not dissolve, but as long as you stir it before drinking (so it doesn't settle on the bottom), it's pretty tasteless and it's not too noticeable. You can also just down the whole packet straight into your mouth and wash it down quickly with a drink. That takes some getting used to. The powder has a mild sweet taste, but not much else of a taste.
I am pretty pleased with it!
My calcium requirements post bariatric surgery calls for 1500mg per day, and there was no way I could afford to use chewable pills or lozenges every day. Then I came across UpCal calcium packets. Not only were they cheaper, but I liked the idea that the powder can be mixed in with almost anything. The only draw back I hadn't anticipated was how to measure out 500mg and then make it portable when I'm away from the house. I resolved it by purchasing some really small containers at a local store on the cheap and just drop one in my bag when I leave the house.