UpCal D | Powdered Calcium Citrate

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  • 500mg Elemental Calcium Citrate
  • 500mg Vitamin D3
  • Easy-to-mix powder
  • No large pills to swallow
  • No taste, just a light sweetness
  • Convenient pre-measured packets or value can with scoop!

Lightly sweet but unflavored powdered Calcium Citrate with added Vitamin D3 to aid in absorption. Each 5g serving contains 500mg of Elemental Calcium plus 500IU of Vitamin D3.

Easy-to-mix powder helps you meet your daily Calcium and Vitamin D3 needs! This powdered supplement eliminates the challenge of swallowing large pills. Bariatric and osteoporosis friendly!

 *Please note: Calcium is a mineral (rock) and will not dissolve. This is a finely ground powder but you will still notice it if not mixed in something with substance.* 

Favorite ways to enjoy: 

  • Mix in yogurt, pudding, or oatmeal
  • Mix in a protein shake
  • Empty powder into mouth and take a drink. (Many people state the powder reminds them of the white candy sticks.) 
  • Mix with a little bit of water or milk to make a fruit dip or icing drizzle


How many powder packets (servings) should you take? Always follow your doctor/dietitians recommendation. Values below are based on the ASMBS guidelines.  

  • No weight loss surgery: 2 to 3 daily (based on RDV of 1000-1500mg Calcium depending on age)
  • Gastric Sleeve surgery: 2 to 3 daily = 1000 to 1500mg Calcium)
  • Gastric Band surgery: 2 to 3 daily = 1000 to 1500mg Calcium)
  • Gastric Bypass surgery: 2 to 3 daily = 1000 to 1500mg Calcium)
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion/Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) surgery: 3 to 4 servings daily = 1500 to 2000mg Calcium)
Serving Size: 1 Packet / 1 Scoop (5g)
Servings Per Stick Box: 80 Servings Per Can: 114
  Amount Per Serving  % Daily Value
Calories 9  
Total Carbohydrate 3 g  
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) 500IU 120%
Calcium Citrate (Elemental)** 500mg 50%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients: Calcium Citrate, Dextrose, and Vitamin D3

**Elemental Calcium is the amount actually absorbed.

Made to U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) quality, purity, and potency standards.
Instructions: Stir one serving of UpCalD into 2-8oz of any beverage or soft food.
Reviews (30)

Reviews (30)

  • 5
    Up cal D

    Posted by Allen Hollingsworth on Apr 11th 2022

    Have been using since my gastric sleeve surgery a year and a half ago. Calcium levels have been great.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Yvonne Clements on Dec 20th 2021

    I was concerned the first time I tried to use this product because it did not completely dissolve as I expected it to. After reading more about it, I learned that it isn’t suppose to dissolve completely. I now pour a little bit on my tongue at a time and it works GREAT!

  • 4

    Posted by Nicole Bryant on Dec 6th 2021

    Like the sweetness

  • 5

    Posted by Allen Hollingsworth on Oct 25th 2021

    Been taking a year now. Very easy to use the powder. Great value too.

  • 4
    Love the convenience

    Posted by Yvonne Clements on Sep 22nd 2021

    I just started using this product and love it’s convenience. I did not read all the info the site provides or reviews before buying so I was a bit disappointed to learn it doesn’t dissolve and is gritty. MY FAULT. After reading more about the product and reviews, I’ve learned quite a bit and now understand better how to use the powder. It beats the chalky chewable a from another company that shall remain nameless.

  • 5
    Best calcium citrate on the market!

    Posted by Nicole G on Jul 4th 2021

    For the reviewers complaining about a chalky taste or that the product doesn't dissolve, you must not know anything about calcium. Please do your research before complaining. Calcium doesn't dissolve and IS a gritty element. I detest taking huge calcium pills (or ANY pills) so when I found this powdered calcium I knew I had to try it. I've been taking this since my gastric bypass in 2018 and I love it. It's so quick and easy. All I do is pour the powder directly into my mouth and wash it down with a bit of whatever I'm drinking. One word of caution, be careful NOT to inhale or sneeze as you will end up inhaling the powder because the particle size is so fine. There is a slight sweet taste due to the added dextrose but it's very light. Overall, I love this product and recommend it to anyone who needs it. Again, please understand that calcium IS a gritty textured element and will NOT dissolve in food or liquids. If you add to a liquid it will settle to the bottom so make sure you swish the liquid around to re-mix the calcium while drinking. If you add to food, you will still feel the gritty texture.

  • 5
    Really good without the citric acid

    Posted by Katie on May 17th 2021

    I was hesitant b/c of my issues with citric acid. It has very little of this, is an extremely thin powder (don't breathe or sneeze when pouring into your mouth!!!) and is AWESOME!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Allen Hollingsworth on May 4th 2021

    Easy to use. Not too grainy. Has a sweet taste that is good.

  • 4
    Chalky AF

    Posted by Sarah Cooper on Mar 14th 2021

    I'm thankful for this product in that it will be great for my RNY liquid phase. It is chalky, as is to be expected, but not terribly unpleasant. I'm going to switch to a chewable product after this box is gone, though.

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