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CVS Calcium Soft Chews Active Nutrition for Women

NEW CVS Calcium Soft Chews Active Nutrition for Women are my latest purchase on my vitamin kick.  Part of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to start taking better care of my body.  Eating more protein, getting more sleep and taking my vitamins.  For about eleven years I struggled with my health and it affected my bone strength.  I broke the same ankle upwards of four times, broke my wrist and had a few lucky misses.  As I try to avoid animal products, I rarely drink milk so I figured it was time for a supplement.

CVS Calcium Chews have 500 mg of calcium plus vitamins D and K with 1000 IU vitamin D per chew.  With only 20 calories per serving, 6% of your daily iron, only 2 grams of sugar and less than 1% of your daily sodium I would call this a win!  With two flavors: milk chocolate and caramel (stay tuned for a review on the caramel) you can’t lose.  The milk chocolate flavor isn’t overbearingly sweet like other vitamins I have tried.  My only complaint is that they can leave a bit of a metallic aftertaste that can stick around for a while, so I usually take them right before I brush my teeth in the morning.  Other than that I have very few complaints.  They are small enough to pop into your mouth in a single bite and don’t take a year and a half to chew, which is a plus.

I really like these new vitamins and give them a solid “Yea!”

WARNING: Do not exceed more than two chews daily.  If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, ask your doctor before using this product.  It contains vitamin K so check with your doctor before taking if you’re on blood-thinning medicine.  These are intended for adults and children 10 years of age and older.  It is suggested to take one chew twice a day with food or as directed by your physician.

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-Kat Graham

Centrum Flavor Burst Mixed Fruit

My diet is terrible, and I freely admit that. Unlike my editor/fiance Kat Graham, a pescatarian, I will cower in fear at the thought of eating almost any vegetable. I’d much prefer to eat animals that are (um… were?) vegetarians. This trait of mine, unhealthy as it may be, isn’t changing anytime soon, so taking a vitamin supplement is part of my daily routine.

A couple of years ago, every supplement company on Earth began making decently flavored gummy vitamins. Made a lot of sense; if it’s not so torturous to consume their products, people might take them more regularly, resulting in a boost in sales. I’m a bit too lazy to go nosing around for sales figures, but judging by the explosion of options now available, my guess is that this strategy is working out fairly well.

Centrum did something a little different with Flavor Burst. These have a chewy texture, a lot like what you’d find in chewy Sweet Tarts, or Shock Tarts. Hard outer shell filled with yummy goodness. Per bottle, at least in the Mixed Fruit variety, you get three flavors which I can only assume are cherry, grape, and blueberry. I could be wrong, but I’m close enough.

Flavor Bursts taste great. I can see me eating them as candy; they have that nice sweet/sour mix that I really love. All three are more than palatable. I prefer the red ones, but your results may vary. They taste less like vitamins than some other things I’ve sampled lately, and for that I tip my hat to those at Centrum that made Flavor Bursts possible. They get a ‘Yea!’ and will be my supplement of choice for a while. Be on the look out for a review of other flavor combinations in the near future.

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-Jeremy Hobbs