TwinLab Bariatric Support Calcium Support Citrus 120 Wafers
Twinlab Bariatric Support Calcium Support Citrus is a chewable wafer with 1000 mg of calcium, as well as magnesium and vitamin D to help absorption. Calcium Support delivers at least 100% of the Daily Value for calcium, and helps support bone health and build strong bones. Calcium Support is easily absorbed with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives added. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. 99% of it is stored in the bones and teeth, where it helps to provide structural support. But calcium doesn't work alone - magnesium and vitamin D have been found to be important co-factors in calcium metabolism and bone health. The body uses vitamin D to help absorb the calcium you consume. Research shows that adequate calcium and vitamin D intake throughout life is part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life. Magnesium also helps support strong bones, and optimal levels of this important mineral can help support calcium metabolism in the body. Rapid weight loss - such as that experienced by bariatric surgery patients - can be associated with bone loss, so it is especially important for these individuals to meet their daily calcium requirement post-surgery. Additionally, patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery may experience reduced calcium absorption due to a reduction of stomach acid. Twinlab Bariatric Support Calcium Wafers help to address the unique calcium needs of bariatric surgery patients by providing 100% of the Daily Value for calcium in an easily absorbed form, as well as magnesium and vitamin D to further assist with calcium absorption.
Twinlab's comprehensive new Bariatric Support line addresses the specific nutritional needs and challenges faced by bariatric surgery patients. Twinlab's Bariatric line acts as a nutritional safety net to help fill in nutrient gaps potentially left by reduced food intake and decreased absorption to support optimal health of these individuals. Due to the unique digestive challenges faced by bariatric surgery patients, many dietary supplement forms such as capsules and large tablets can be difficult for these individuals to absorb. This is especially true in the early stages of the recovery process, when patients are required to follow a liquid-only diet. Instead, many bariatric nutritionists typically recommend delivery systems that may be more easily digested or absorbed, such as liquids and chews.
Twinlab was created in 1968 when founder David Blechman leveraged his 20 years of expertise in the pharmaceutical industry to develop and market a liquid protein supplement. Working out in his family's garage, he and his wife named their developing business Twinlab, after the couple's two sets of twins. Sales soared, and in the 1980s, Twinlab branched out to a broader range of vitamins, minerals, herbs and teas.
Since 1968, the Twinlab brand has been the trusted leader for innovative, high performance, health and wellness products. In addition to the extensive line of vitamins, minerals and sport nutrition formulas of its namesake brand, Twinlab Corporation also manufactures and sells other category leaders, including the Metabolife line of diet and energy products; Alvita Teas, established in 1922 as one of the country's first herbal tea lines, and Nature's Herbs, a complete line of herbals and phytonutrients. Twinlab's plant in American Fork, UT, is a NSF GMP registered facility from which they manufacture, package and distribute over 1000 premium quality products. The NSF program verifies that Twinlab's manufacturing plant has met NSF International's stringent independent registration process guidelines, which include facilities and manufacturing process inspections and reviews to assure compliance with NSF's rigorous banned substances standards. Facilities registered GMP by NSF conform to the highest verification process including ongoing monitoring via two annual facility inspections to ensure continued compliance with program requirements. Twinlab also operates a Research & Development facility in Grand Rapids MI, and has its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. Twinlab products are currently available in over 55 countries worldwide.