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The Complete Guide to Bariatric Multivitamins

Bariatric providers require patients to take a bariatric multivitamin after weight surgery, along with other vitamins, to ensure optimal health. After bariatric surgery, the digestive tract will be altered, reducing the amount of vitamins and minerals absorbed by the body. Therefore, to avoid malnutrition, patients will be required to take vitamins for life after their weight loss surgery procedure. Yet, choosing a bariatric multivitamin can become overwhelming. In this blog, we break down what you need to look out for when selecting a complete bariatric multivitamin. Bariatric Multivitamins 101 The most vital supplement to take after weight loss surgery is a complete bariatric multivitamin. Multivitamins are a great way to get all the essential nutrients you may need after weight...

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5 Supplements to Incorporate Into Your Diet After Bariatric Surgery

After bariatric surgery, all patients must take vitamins and supplements. As a result of the significant change in the digestive process and the reduction in food intake, vitamins and minerals are not absorbed as easily nor as frequently. All bariatric patients, at some point, have heard that vitamins and supplements must be taken, for life, after the surgery. And choosing what types of supplements are needed after surgery can be overwhelming. So we have put together a list of all the supplements to take after weight loss surgery as a bariatric patient to keep you from spending more on vitamins than you need to.  Supplements to Take After Weight Loss Surgery 1. Multivitamins: The most vital supplement to take after weight...

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Why Supplements are Necessary After Bariatric Surgery

I frequently get questions about taking supplements including how often you should take them, for how long, and what types of supplements you need to take. Contrary to some medical articles I have read that show no benefit to taking supplements, I am a huge advocate for supplements, for many reasons. The flaws is the arguments against supplements A prime example of a misleading article is one I read in a medical journal on Vitamin D3. According to this study, subjects were followed for 12 months using 800 IU of Vitamin D3 and showed no improvement in bone health. Here is the problem with this study and similar studies on supplements. First, most medical studies look at supplements like a drug...

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