In this Vitafusion Calcium Review, we’ll go in deep into all that there is to explore about the supplement. To uncover all before you make your purchase. Or don’t.
The article will, therefore, consist of several parts. First, we’ll examine the claims, then we’ll jump onto exploring the Calcium form, and after that the amounts that you can find in the supplement. After that, we’ll look into other additional substances and nutrients that the supplement offers. And we’ll end off with a look on the additives.
All to make as accurate of an assessment about the Vitafusion Calcium as possible.
The goal here is to create a review so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at another supplement review for this specific supplement. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.
Vitafusion Calcium Review – The Overview
Vitafusion Calcium is a gluten-free supplement that is all about supporting bone health through Calcium while offering some other important nutrients, as well as the taste of a supplement like no other.
The description page (sale’s page) of the supplement is quite a scarce one.
In essence, there isn’t offered much information other than the fact that the supplement contains Calcium, as well as vitamin D, and is tasty offering various flavors.
At the end of the day, being tasty is definitely something that is being emphasized a lot.
Additionally, they say that the amount of Calcium in the supplement is equivalent to two 6 oz glasses of milk.
That pretty much exhausts the information findable on that description page.
I mean, if you’re all about taste in your supplements that this may sound appealing to you…
But will it be appealing to your health?
The Tricalcium Phosphate Is A Very Average Form
Any mineral form in a supplement is extremely important because it largely determines how easily the body can acquire the active ingredient (in this case Calcium) out of it, which then can actually benefit you.
In the case with Vitafusion Calcium, the Calcium form that it offers – Tricalcium Phosphate – is neither the best nor the worst but all in all far from what is considered to be the most effective one [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, at the end of the day, ideally, you would want one of those. With the Tricalcium Phosphate, you’re kinda left short-handed.
I mean, it will account for some benefit but by no means, Vitafusion Calcium should be regarded as a top-quality supplement.
Calcium Amounts Per Serving Are Somewhat Okay
While the daily optimal Calcium dose we should intake is about 1200-1500 mg (others suggest it to be between 1000 and 1200 mg), only a maximum of 800 mg of that should be acquired through supplements [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, the ideal amounts are regarded to be somewhere between 600-800 mg of Calcium daily. On that same note, some suggest that men shouldn’t take more than 500 mg through supplements. Either way, anything more than that 800 mg long-term and you may find yourself among the devastating side-effects [R, R, R, R].
Therefore depending on the recommendations, you choose to follow, Vitafusion Calcium is either enough or falls short a little bit. On that same note, however, if you’re using a multivitamin, it probably also offers some small amounts of Calcium.
Thus, at the end of the day, you wouldn’t really want your Calcium supplement to provide more than 500 mg Calcium.
Vitamin D & Phosphorus Serve As Additional Nutrients
To make up somewhat for its shortcomings the Vitafusion Calcium also offers vitamin D and Phosphorus.
The vitamin form is called Cholecalciferol and it is that same vitamin form that our skin produces when exposed to sunlight [R, R, R].
As for the Phosphorus, it is a by-product of the Calcium form present in the supplement. In other words, it is what will get exposed to your body for absorption through breaking down that same form that the Calcium is in – Tricalcium Phosphate.
In truth, though only 50% of this is useful. Meaning although Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for human well-being it is considered to not be needed to be supplemented. You will get enough of it from food alone for your best health [R, R].
While at the same time, vitamin D is a pretty important one because many people spend way too less time outdoors and thus, are vitamin D deficient (most unknowingly).
At the end of the day, these two substances do not add too much value to the supplement.
It’s Crammed With Sugar – So Much For Additives
I’ve done a brand summary on Vitafusion in the past and generally all of them struggle with additives.
Sadly this supplement is no different.
Vitafusion Calcium contains the following ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Gelatin, Canola Lecithin, Citric Acid, Colors (Annatto Extract, Blueberry and Carrot Concentrates, Purple Carrot Juice Concentrate), Lactic Acid, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Natural Flavors, and Pectin.
So, 14 additives in total. But to not make it too long we’ll only look at the most concerning ones.
The absolute most concerning one is the Glucose Syrup.
Here’s why? In truth, Glucose syrup is that same thing that the High Fructose Corn Syrup is. It’s only a different name. A different name developed and labeled to hide this devastating and hazardous substance both in foods and in supplements [R, R, R, R, R, R].
This is the exact substance that has made obesity and being overweight such an epidemic. Some estimates even say that on average more than 2 people in every three are either obese or overweight in the US. The numbers are mind-boggling, to say the least [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
The devastating effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup do not, however, end there. Not only is it an addictive substance, it’s also known to be the root cause of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, liver damage, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, leaky gut, as well as a variety of other serious health conditions [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
The second additive in the mix although slightly less devastating in its effects is still a major health concern. Sugar.
The consumption of this substance is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, eating disorders and cancer. It doesn’t stop there, however, many believe that aggressive consumption of this will quite literally make you stupid, and for many children will come in a form of learning difficulties [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
It’s one of the worst things you can choose to consume. Even more so in regards to your children.
Additionally, the supplement also contains various colors. In this case Annatto Extract, Blueberry and Carrot Concentrates, and Purple Carrot Juice Concentrate.
So, my advice to you would be to avoid them. Moreover, please do so if the colors in question are artificial ones as those have been proven to be toxic and causing quite a bit of health problems over a period of time [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Lastly, there’s the Natural Flavors. Although many believe there is nothing harmless here because of the word “Natural” in front of the word “Flavors”, nothing can be further from the truth [R, R, R, R, R, R].
In reality, though, Natural Flavoring can contain harmful additives that are not listed on the label or ones that are so-called “incidental additives” and emerge during the manufacturing process. Both are not required to be listed on the label as long as they are considered to be part of the flavor [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, natural flavoring is only okay if that particular supplement manufacturer subscribes to the highest of quality standards.
As regards to Vitafusion, that does not seem to be the case at all [R].
Final Thoughts On Vitafusion Calcium
Apart from the taste, which is purely the accomplishment of absolute worst forms of additives – sugars, there is nothing going for the Vitafusion Calcium.
There are many much better Calcium supplement alternatives out there. There are many much better vitamin D alternatives out there.
In truth, Vitafusion Calcium is a very poor choice of supplementation, which not only will not provide you with solid benefit but will also later come back to bite you.
Other than that, I hope the review helped you find the information you were looking for. But if not, definitely let me know in the comments on how I could further improve it.
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