The main reason I purchased this particular product was the calcium proportion along with the vitamin D. 400 mg calcium is better than 300mg as 1200 mg per day is required at my age since I suffer from osteoporosis. There doesnt appear to be in the market tablets with greater amount of mg of calcium. And the body can only absorb so much at one time without it being wasted. I like that I can take one tablet each: one first thing in morning & 1 in afternoon to get full complement of vitamin D to help absorb the calcium without overdosing vitamin D and causing undue side effects. Rest of calcium through food. Also I like that the calcium is citrate which is better for body to absorb. The cost is pretty competitive for the product offered especially for the benefit provided.
I should have switched to this petite pill a long time ago! very easy to swallow. The content of this calcium seems very absorbable. I might switch all my family member's calcium pills to this petite size because everybody has complained about having a gigantic calcium pill stuck inside his/her throat.
I really like the Citracal brand of calcium and have used various calcium supplements through the years. I also like the petites as some calcium tablets are very large and harder to swallow and these are also coated. I feel I receive the best benefits from this particular brand of calcium especially because they include vitamin D3.
The petite size makes it easy to swallow. I have once nearly choked on another brand of calcium tablet but I have no issues with this one. But it would even be better if it contains more calcium and less vitamin D so that it can provide the recommended amount of calcium and vitamin D required for the general population.