Disclaimer: I have not been paid for my review of Caltrate Calcium and Vitamin D3 Supplement Gummy Bites. However, I did receive a free sample of their product in exchange for my review.
Taking supplements has become an important regiment in staying healthy with my Vasculitis disease. When I buy the pill form of Calcium I get giant, chaulky pills that take an enormous effort in order for me to swallow them. With my trach, giant pills are a huge challenge. Since I have a small trachea large pill often times get stuck and it takes a ton of water and swallowing power in order to get them done. No matter how much I drink or even if I take them with yogurt or apple sauce getting them down is a painful experience for me. I was excited when I was offered a chance to try the gummy version from Caltrate.
I’m glad I tried them. I love the fact that I can chew and swallow. No pain, no gagging, and no wanting to throw up afterwards. The only thing that bothered me was that it tastes like candy. I’m not so sure that is a good thing. I love the concept. I hope that someday they will have a non-flavored version. That is my only complaint.
I highly recommend Caltrate for us trach patients or us with swallowing issues. It makes taking our medications a lot easier.