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Each tablet contains:chewable TUMS go straight to the heartburn to neutralize acid fast. Unlike many heartburn medications, TUMS does not need to be absorbed into your bloodstream first. It works on contact, so you can enjoy all of your favorite foods without the threat of heartburn holding you back. Learn more about TUMS and heartburn relief.
|TUMS Regular Strength:||.75 gm|
|TUMS E-X 750 (Extra Strength):||1.11 gm|
|TUMS E-X Sugar Free (Extra Strength):||0.5 gm|
|TUMS Smoothies (Extra Strength):||0.54 gm|
|TUMS Ultra 1000 (Maximum Strength):||1.45 gm|
Most TUMS products are Kosher Pareve. Smoothies Assorted Fruit is Kosher Dairy.TUMS receives a Kosher Certificate from Diamond K Supervision. See front label to determine the Kosher status of the product you have selected.
Yes, with a few exceptions.* The flavoring in TUMS Smoothies Assorted Fruit tablets contains dairy. *If your milk allergies are very serious or life-threatening, you should consult your doctor before using any TUMS products. Although we have cleaning procedures in place, we cannot guarantee that some small trace of the Smoothies Assorted Fruit flavors would not be present in the other flavors.
TUMS bottles are made from polypropylene, and they have a #5 recycle symbol on the bottom. Check to see if they can be recycled in your municipality.
Lead occurs naturally in our environment. All animal and plant tissues contain small amounts of lead, as does the soil from which plants and plant-derived foods are grown. Consequently, nearly everything that we ingest — including water, cereals, fruits, vegetables and dairy products — contains lead in some small amount. Many calcium supplements with the active ingredient calcium carbonate (the most efficiently absorbed form of calcium), including TUMS, are derived from sources where trace amounts of lead occur naturally. Since removing lead entirely is impossible, the goal in producing our product is to refine the calcium carbonate to a level where the lead content is in very trace, and safe, amounts. All of the raw materials that go into the TUMS product are assayed prior to manufacture to insure that the trace levels of lead meet the permissible level established by the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), the body responsible for determining standards for strength and purity of drugs in the United States. The USP has set the lead tolerance level for calcium carbonate at 3 ppm (parts per million). By employing scrupulous quality control procedures, we ensure that every batch of TUMS falls well below the 3 ppm level.
Although we do not use gluten as filler in TUMS, there may be trace amounts of gluten in TUMS Smoothies flavor via ingredients that are supplied by outside vendors. Other products of TUMS do not contain gluten. Review the “inactive ingredients” section on the bottle label to see if the variety you have selected contains gluten.
TUMS does not contain animal by-products, with the exception of our E-X Sugar Free tablets, which have calcium stearate. Calcium stearate is used as a conditioning agent in certain food and pharmaceutical products and is derived from a bovine (cow) source.
TUMS does not contain aluminum as an active ingredient.
TUMS varieties contain calcium carbonate USP. The calcium carbonate in TUMS is processed from pure limestone, resulting in a high degree of purity.
Because TUMS has a dual usage — as both an antacid and as a calcium supplement —the label includes the actual amount of calcium carbonate (for those who use the product as an antacid) and the elemental calcium (the amount of calcium that your body is actually able to use). For those who use TUMS as a calcium supplement, the amount of calcium under Supplement Facts is the amount of elemental calcium contained in the calcium carbonate.
While it is correct that Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption, it is not necessary to consume Vitamin D and calcium simultaneously to receive the calcium benefits. It is important, however, that your body has an adequate level of Vitamin D. The human body converts sunlight exposure to Vitamin D, and for those who don't get much exposure, there are other sources, such as Vitamin D-fortified foods including milk. For the average adult, these sources of Vitamin D provide sufficient levels of this nutrient for the body's use in absorbing calcium. If you have concerns about whether you are indeed getting enough Vitamin D, we urge you to speak with your physician.
TUMS Dual Action
TUMS Dual Action is the new fast acting and long lasting way to beat your heartburn. That's because new TUMS Dual Action has proven ingredients to fight your tough heartburn: 800mg of the TUMS calcium you know and love, plus an effective and safe acid reducer – Famotidine.
Simply chew one tablet per dose. Do not swallow tablet whole. TUMS Dual Action goes to work in seconds and lasts for hours – all day or all night*. Do not take more than 2 tablets in a 24 hour period.
No, even though TUMS Dual Action contains 800mg of the same calcium as other TUMS products. TUMS Dual Action should only be taken to reduce heartburn, following label directions
* Based on 8-hour daytime symptom relief and 12-hour nighttime acid control studies. Acid control does not imply symptom relief.