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  • When I got home, I was disappointed with the product I bought
  • I thought about dissolving them in water to see if I could drink them, but I am not sure how brave I am feeling about them right now
  • At least I know to stay away from the purple one
  • I cannot recommend the chewable tablets to anyone

    • by Marie Baker
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      Maybe you are one of the millions of Americans that need to supplement your daily intake of calcium and vitamin D. After blood tests, my doctor suggested I start taking Caltrate supplements every day. She also explained the importance of taking vitamin D along with the calcium for proper absorption.

      Caltrate products are readily available in supermarkets, drug stores, and department stores. I was taken back at the number of different products and dosages available. Actually, it was getting frustrating and time consuming to have to read and compare so many products. Exhausted, I finally


      put a purple colored label of Caltrate 600+D Plus Minerals in my shopping cart.

      When I got home, I was disappointed with the product I bought.

      One reason is the dosage. The bottle contains 90 tablets, which I assumed would last me 3-months. However, to get the health benefits they claim, one tablet must be taken twice a day. Why not just say two-tablets a day to make it easier to read?

      The second reason I was disappointed is that somehow I bought the chewable tablets, not the ones you swallow. They are multiple flavors, cherry, orange, and ...


      • fruit punch. I figured I could manage for 45-days. So I broke the seal to take the first tablet. The real flavor was chalk. I tried another colored one the next morning - chalk again. That evening I tried the last of the three flavors. To my surprise, it tasted like chalk.

        I have tried chewing these things and immediately drinking water, or juice, but they leave my mouth, tongue, and teeth with a nasty feel. I have to brush my teeth to get rid of it. Chewing these things is much worse than swallow a pill

        ever has been.

        At this point I am not sure what I am going to do with the rest of the bottle. I cannot return them, and I cannot afford to run out and buy another bottle. I thought about dissolving them in water to see if I could drink them, but I am not sure how brave I am feeling about them right now.

        Before I ever buy another Caltrate product, I will spend even more time reading the label. At least I know to stay away from the purple one. I cannot recommend the chewable tablets to anyone.




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