When you have had 85% of your stomach removed or cut in half with intestines bypassed, it’s common sense that you must somehow make up for nutrients you are unable to take in via food. If you do not, bad things can and do happen – 98% of bariatric post ops have more than two deficiencies at 24 months!
Journey 3+3 All-in-One Berry Tabs are easy to remember, taste exceptionally good and make life better for a bariatric post op – 3 in the AM plus 3 in the PM. They contain B12, Calcium, D, and even your Iron, in forms that do not interact - it’s all in one bottle!
Bariatric patients are able to follow a one product routine more easily than old school regimens of multiple bottles and schedules. Our all-in-one formula provides powerful bariatric nutrition in a high potency natural raspberry blackberry flavored tab.
3+3 Berry Tabs are designed to meet the latest guidelines*: contains D3 and specialized Albion® Taste Free ‘Gentle’ Iron. You also get at least 200 % DV for all B vitamins, all trace minerals, high efficiency Albion® CCM Calcium Citrate Malate plus Probiotics to support gastrointestinal health and reduce gas.
Journey 3+3 All-in-One Berry Tabs:
Albion® chelated minerals to better address known absorption issues
Contain B12 so no separate under the tongue tablet or monthly injections
Albion® Taste Free ‘Gentle’ Iron that is easy on the stomach & non constipating
No ‘2 hour rule’ as Albion® Iron does not block or cling to Calcium
Probiotics to help balance digestion and reduce bloat and embarrassing gas
‘Super’ Calcium blended in pure forms that dissolve & absorb in low acid environment
Directions: As a dietary supplement, adults chew three (3) tablets twice daily.
WHY USE CALCIUM CITRATE MALATE (CCM):
A REVIEW OF THE SUPPORTING SCIENCE
SOURCE: DEPARTMENT OF FOODS AND NUTRITION, PURDUE UNIVERSITY
THERE HAS BEEN CONSIDERABLE INVESTIGATION INTO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CALCIUM CITRATE MALATE (CCM) SINCE IT WAS FIRST PATENTED IN THE LATE 1980S. CCM HAS BEEN SHOWN TO FACILITATE CALCIUM RETENTION AND BONE ACCRUAL IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. IN ADULTS, IT EFFECTIVELY PROMOTES THE CONSOLIDATION AND MAINTENANCE OF BONE MASS.
IN CONJUNCTION WITH VITAMIN D, CCM ALSO DECREASES BONE FRACTURE RISK IN THE ELDERLY, SLOWS THE RATE OF BONE LOSS IN OLD AGE, AND IS OF BENEFIT TO THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN. CCM IS EXCEPTIONAL IN THAT IT CONFERS MANY UNIQUE BENEFITS THAT GO BEYOND BONE HEALTH. UNLIKE OTHER CALCIUM SOURCES THAT NECESSITATE SUPPLEMENTATION BE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MEAL TO ENSURE AN APPRECIABLE BENEFIT IS DERIVED, CCM CAN BE CONSUMED WITH OR WITHOUT FOOD AND DELIVERS A SIGNIFICANT NUTRITIONAL BENEFIT TO INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES.
THE CHEMISTRY OF CCM MAKES IT A PARTICULARLY BENEFICIAL CALCIUM SOURCE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HYPOCHLORYDIA OR ACHLORYDIA, WHICH GENERALLY INCLUDES THE ELDERLY AND THOSE ON MEDICATIONS THAT DECREASE GASTRIC ACID SECRETION. [THIS WOULD ALSO APPLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE HAD GASTRIC OR BARIATRIC SURGERY.]
CCM IS ALSO RECOGNIZED AS A CALCIUM SOURCE THAT DOES NOT INCREASE THE RISK OF KIDNEY STONES, AND IN FACT IT PROTECTS AGAINST STONE-FORMING POTENTIAL. THE MAJOR FACTOR THAT MAY PRECLUDE SELECTION OF CCM AS A PREFERRED CALCIUM SOURCE IS THE HIGHER COST COMPARED TO OTHER SOURCES OF CALCIUM COMMONLY USED FOR FORTIFICATION – CALCIUM CARBONATE, ORDINARY CALCIUM CITRATE AND TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE.
*Mechanick Jl, et al. AACE/TOS/ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines, Endocr Pract. 2013;19 (No. 2)
Journey supplements are screened for harmful toxins and do not contain aluminum, lead, mercury, or cadmium. Manufactured in the USA with stringent Good Manufacturing Practices.
Use Journey 3+3 Multi Caps, Tangerine or Berry Tabs as your supplement base. For pre-existing or known deficiencies, add the appropriate Journey component, such as Journey Vitamin D3 Apple Drops, Liquid Calcium Tangelo Shooter, or SuperCal DimaCal® Calcium, Gentle Iron Ferrochel® or as directed by your bariatric healthcare team.