To me viactiv milk chocolate chews remind me of candied tootsie rolls, soft and chewy. My doctor told me that my calcium is low. I'm not much of a milk drinker, so I don't get all the calcium I should have in my diet. Viactiv also has a carmel calcium chew too. You can even mix a milk chocolate, with a carmel for more of a candy taste.
The viactiv chews have 500 mg of calcium plus 500 IU of vitamin D, and 40 micrograms of vitamin K. Broken down this gives 100% of the needed calcium per day. 25% of vitamin D, and 50% for vitamin K. Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption, both vitam D and K are good for healthy bones. It is recommended to take 1000 mg daily if you're between nineteen and fifty. Anyone over fifty-one should take 1200mg of calcium per day.
Two ways Vitamin D is Beneficial
Vitamin D has many benefits. Researchers are investigating the benefits for breast health. It is suggested there may be a correlation between vitamin D and breast health, but more research is needed.
• It helps the GI tract through calcium absorption.
• The kidneys are stimulated to hold onto the calcium, and not excrete it.
Tips for taking Calcium Chews
If your taking any kind of blood thinning medicine (anticoagulant) you should consult with a doctor first. Calcium chews are best when chewed before a meal. It's also suggested to spread out the chews at different times during the day if you have more than one. ach chew is only 20 calories if your diet conscious, and counting calories like me. Putting them on a counter nearby would be a nice reminder to take them every day. These calcium chews are a very nice way to supplement your diet with the need calcium you are lacking.