BariBursts are a brand new DELICIOUS way to help you get the calcium you need to stay healthy after bariatric surgery.
BariBursts allow bariatric patients to look forward to getting all of their calcium each day in three delicious bites! You can enjoy taking your vitamins and rest easy knowing you’ll get all of your calcium citrate requirements without having to take handfuls of chalky chewables or pills every day.
One Chew has: 500mg Calcium Citrate, 1000 IUs Vitamin D3 and 30mg Magnesium.
Calcium deficiencies are sneaky – they don’t develop overnight and it’s nearly impossible to know when it’s occurring. Patients with a calcium deficiency do not look any different from the outside and blood work can actually look normal for calcium even if a deficiency is present.
All post-op bariatric patients are at an increased risk for developing calcium deficiencies for several reasons:
It’s common for bariatric patients to believe they are getting all of the nutrients they need from their multivitamin, but in reality, most multivitamins have little to no calcium that can count towards their daily requirements.
The other problem is that your blood work won’t necessarily show a calcium deficiency. In a calcium-deficient state, your body will steal calcium from your bones in order to meet its needs. This means that your blood-calcium levels will look good, but your bones have less calcium which leads to more problems…
Once these complications begin they are not always reversible, so preventing them from happening in the first place should be top priority.
The good news is calcium deficiencies are easy to prevent with proper supplementation. The ASMBS recommends 1,500mg of calcium per day for gastric bypass and vertical sleeve patients.
We are talking about specific vitamins like Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Calcium…etc.
Each of these vitamins and minerals actually has multiple “sources” or “forms.” You can think of the source as the “type” of Vitamin D, or the “type” of Vitamin A.
Vitamin D is most commonly available in the forms Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is much more bioavailable and is better absorbed, so that’s what we put in our supplements
Calcium is commonly found in 2 types as well: Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Citrate.
As we covered above it’s virtually impossible for bariatric patients to get enough calcium through diet alone.
After bariatric surgery, the low stomach acid environment dramatically affects your body’s ability to absorb calcium.
Patients who have some form of bowel bypass (Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, SADI-S) because the part of the bowel that is responsible for most calcium absorption can’t do its job since it’s been bypassed.
Look at point #2 – the low stomach acid environment dramatically affects your body’s ability to absorb calcium
Calcium Citrate does not require the presence of nearly as much stomach acid as Calcium Carbonate, so as a bariatric patient, you are able to absorb Calcium Citrate better.
Good question – there are 2 main reasons why a company would put calcium carbonate in its supplements:
1. It’s smaller – you can fit way more elemental calcium in the Carbonate form into a pill/chewable so it’s great for managing pill size or number of pills required
2. It’s cheaper – pretty self-explanatory, right?
1,500mg Calcium as Citrate
3,000 IUs Vitamin D3
Bursting with delicious juicy watermelon flavor! You can finally look forward to taking your calcium supplement each day.
Bariatric patients must add a quality Multivitamin plus iron to their daily regimen when taking Bari Life’s calcium BariBursts.
Bari Life’s Just One is the easiest way for bariatric patients (Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Patients) to get all of their daily Multivitamin and Iron requirements.
One single pill of Just One has everything you need including:
Other Ingredients: Maltitol Syrup, Palm Oil, Citric Acid, Mono and Diglycerides, Artificial Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin (An Emulsifier), Sea Salt, FD&C Red 40, Sucralose.
Allergen Information: Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish gelatin and shellfish.