Product Review: CalChews Calcium Soft Chews + Vitamin D and K

Monday, April 21, 2014

     Finally, got another time to make a review. I miss doing product reviews specially if they're really effective! I'm always excited to share good news as well as not so good news. If you'll ask me why not so good news is included here, well if I have a review of a product that failed my expectations, I want it to serve as a guide to consumers. I'm not saying that don't patronize the product because it gave me negative reactions. Remember that we are all different and there are certain products that will work for me and not for you or vice versa. 

  Lets go back to the review. I've been seeing CalChews even before Sample Room announced that they'll be having samples of this calcium food supplement. For those who have no idea about the product, CalChews it is first calcium supplement in the market in soft chew form that offers an easy and delicious way of getting one's recommended daily dose of calcium. It's the only calcium brand that is enriched not only with Vitamin D3 but also with Vitamin K – vitamins essential for optimum bone health. When I was pregnant with my son, I'm required to take Calcium for my baby's bone health. Almost all calcium brands in the market today look the same in terms of size and shape. I can still remember that during the time I'm taking calcium, I had a hard time swallowing the caplet. Now, I want to thank CalChews because it's now easier to take Calcium and in a delicious way too! To read my full review about CalChews, click CONTINUE READING and smile!
CalChews Calcium Soft Chews + Vitamin D and K
     Important things you should know about Calcium, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K (taken from the literature at the back of the box)

     Calcium is one of the most important minerals that our body needs. It is essential to maintain strong bones and healthy lifestyles. It has also been found to contribute to weight management, strong teeth, and helps with PMS and mood swings.

     Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K both provide the perfect combination for a more superior Calcium Supplement. Vitamin D3 is essential for proper calcium absorption that helps prevent bone diseases such as osteomalacia and osteoporosis.

       Vitamin K ensures that the full benefit of calcium is directed to where our body needs it most – our bones. Vitamin K is the vitamin that binds Calcium to our bones.

     CalChews soft chew form makes it easier and more convenient to take. It comes in Rich Chocolate and Creamy Caramel Flavors making sure that you always get your daily calcium requirement in a delicious way!

CalChews Calcium Soft Chews + Vitamin D and K
NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size: 1 Chew
Servings per box: 15

Calories 20
Calories from Fat 0
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 10mg less than 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
Sugars 2 g less than10%
Calcium 500 mg 67%
Vitamin D3 400 IU 100%
Vitamin K1 40 mcg 78%
CalChews Calcium Soft Chews + Vitamin D and K
size: 15 soft chews per box

price:  180 php (Around $4.00+)

place bought: Free
Available at all leading drugstores, groceries and supermarkets nationwide
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instruction for use: One chew daily.

ingredients: Corn Syrup, Calcium Carbonate, Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Coconut Glycerin, Corn Starch, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Vitamin D3, Philloquinone (Vitamin K).
CalChews Calcium Soft Chews + Vitamin D and K
Creamy Caramel and Rich Chocolate
What I like:
  • The price- affordable.
  • It's very convenient to take, no more worrying of hard to swallow calcium tablets! 
  • Comes in two delicious flavors: Rich Chocolate and Creamy Caramel.
  • Comes in a very handy and travel friendly box.
  • I can't assess the effect of this supplement on my bone density or bone health since the full-sized sample I got from Sample Room lasted only for a month. BUT BUT BUT, my father whose a dialysis patient tried this for one month. He's calcium level is below the normal range before taking Calchews. The doctor advised him to take calcium thrice (3x) a day. After a month he had his laboratory and WHOA! The amount of calcium increased dramatically faster than the calcium brand he's taking regularly.
  • Since it's in soft chew form, the body absorbs it faster.
  • Easily accessible.
  • Batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the box.
What I don't like:
  • Oh, it's addicting!!! 
Will I repurchase: Yes Yes Yes!

Recommendation:
     I give this a 5/5 rating! Even if I didn't see significant result on my daily intake of CalChews, the laboratory of my father is one proof that this product is really effective and faster in increasing calcium levels in our body. He's also diabetic but his sugar levels did not increased while taking this supplement. BUT before taking anything inside your body I suggest you consult first with your doctor. Even though this is dubbed as a food supplement, not all individuals are advised to take Vitamin K. There's a caution that pregnant, breastfeeding moms and those who are also take blood thinning medicines should consult a doctor first. But none the less, I highly recommend CalChews! The calcium you can chew :)

     Do you take calcium supplement daily? Have you tried CalChews before? Thanks for sharing!

Good Times!~


50 comments

  1. this is a must try product!! i will tell this to my mom, and btw shes drinking anlene pala. is it okay kung pag sabay or titigil yung anlene?? i love your review hir!! i think this is very effective. thanks for this post..

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    1. Hello Aiko, yes this is a must try product. In my father's experience, hindi din maganda yung sobrang calcium sa body. Pede magkaron ng calcium stones sa kidney. So it's either Anlene or Calchews lang.

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  2. Awesome Review as usual Kath! Looks like a good way to strengthen those bones with all that calcium!
    May have to give it a try!

    Thanks for the recomendation!
    - PD

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    1. Thanks Philip! I hope this is available there in your country. But I'm seeing counterparts so you wanna check it out. There are different brands of soft chew calcium there.

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  3. What a great way to check your calcium in. Love that they come in chocolate.

    Michelle F.

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  4. convenient isn't it. Still nothing beats fruit and veg... but at least this looks tasty.

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    1. Yes, thanks for the insights. I still prefer it getting from natural sources but my dad needs this because he's restricted from eating foods that has calcium and protein at the same time

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  5. Sounds like something I need to try! I need calcium desperately because I'm lactose intolerant. Thanks for this review!

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    1. Oh I see, thanks for sharing the insights.

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  6. Many people cannot get a pill down, so this looks like a great alternative!

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    1. Yes, this one is absorbed faster into the system too.

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  7. They look very tasty, I think all calcium chews are tasty with the chocolate and caramel flavors. thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Yes, but it's very addicting because it's like your just eating a tootsie roll.

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  8. They look so yummy! Thank you for your well though out and illustrated recommendation!

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    1. Yes, it's yummy! Thank you also for the nice comment.

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  9. Good for me, and sweet? Um, yes please - This sounds like a product I need to try.

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    1. Yes, you should try this because it's so good!

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  10. People who live in the northeast often don't get enough calcium because we don't get enough sun, especially during the winter months. This is a good substitute.

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    1. Wow, what an information. Thank you for sharing and i hope they can get a good dose of calcium from supplements though.

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  11. I love Calchews and all i love the idea but I still prefer to get my calcium from the natural sources.

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    1. Very well said Leira. Natural is still the best!

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  12. Patient compliance is critical- you could have the best product in the entire world, but if the person doesn't take it it doesn't matter much! I agree though, nothing beats real food. That being said, it looks like a fine product... I would consider looking at the difference between K1 and K2, though, as K2 is the one that plays a bigger role in bone health and calcium homeostasis.

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    1. Thank you so much for the professional advice. I hope my readers will consider checking with their doctor first in order to avoid complications.

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  13. I've had something like this before.. They're really good.. I've had fiber and weight loss ones like this as well.. This is great info

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    1. Wow, never heard of that. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I would better give my niece and nephew calchews than chocolates... They would get a similar taste with lots of calcium that their growing body needs :)

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    1. Yes, this can be a good alternative but this can be addicting though.

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  15. Ohh seems like a nice product - I should give it a try soon!

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  16. It's nice that our daily dose of calcium now comes is sweet and chewy chocolatey flavors.

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    1. Yes, what a great innovation indeed!

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  17. Calcium is really an important Vitamin for Teeth and bones. And oh what if I ate calchews 3 times a day?

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    1. That would be too much! Only 1 chew a day. My dad need three because his calcium level is very low since he is a dialysis patient.

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  18. As you get older, calcium becomes even more important. Hope this tastes good!

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  19. Wow! Looks like a candy and yet can be one's daily dose of calcium. Which is better, caramel or chocolate?

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    1. For me both. But if you love tootsie roll then chocolate flavor is your best bet.

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  20. I love chewy vitamins. So glad to know that they make these in chewables as well!

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  21. I haven't seen this brand of calcium chews before. I really would like to try the caramel, though.

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    1. Caramel like the Kraft Caramel chews :)

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  22. I love Calchews and all i love the idea but I still prefer to get my calcium from the natural sources.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Natural is still the best

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  23. is there side effects of this? like diarrhea ,nausea and backpain? what if your breastfeeding mom you can take this?

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  24. just wanna ask if calchew is safe for pregnant women?i am taking this one before i get pregnant..but now im not sure if this is safe for me,tnx..any reply will be much appreciated.tnx

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  25. i was taking this product in US and brought 2 small cans here four years ago i like this calchew because it's like a candy that you can put it inside your bag and it's convenient whenever you are on travel, and glad i saw this in watson and in mercury...

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