Research shows that after bariatric surgery, your body may not absorb all the required nutrients needed. This is due to the fact you have a smaller stomach, you are eating less, and your body’s process for absorption is different. OTC (Over the Counter) vitamins are created for the general population who haven’t had their digestive track surgically changed. They do not provide adequate amounts of nutrients to prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies post weight loss surgery.
The best bariatric vitamins are formulated and designed with the most bioavailable forms of a nutrient, allowing for easier absorption. Specific formulas are based on the post-surgical anatomy for absorption. The ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) has established a guideline for each surgery based on research and scientific evidence. These guidelines are a baseline for a weight loss surgery patient that has no known deficiencies.
Always partner with your surgeon/physician when creating your vitamin protocol. Your protocol should be based on your medical history, your current medication usage and current nutritional laboratory results.
Nutritional deficiencies are much easier to prevent than they are to treat after surgery. The best vitamin protocol is a bariatric-specific one that you are actually going to take daily. Consider it your daily life insurance policy. Find something that you like and are willing to take. Pay attention to forms/texture (swallow, chew or drink), flavor, cost and convenience. Your risk increases the further out you are from surgery. Staying on top of your labs and vitamin protocol will help with your life-long health and success. You have improved your health in so many ways by having surgery; don’t risk this improved health by having vitamin deficiencies that can cause permanent damage.
Celebrate offers the largest and most complete and affordable line of bariatric multivitamin products. Since supplementation is life-long after bariatric surgery, your vitamins should taste delicious and leave you wanting to take them each day. Taste fatigue is a real thing, and can cause you to fall off with your daily vitamin routine. Knowing that you have a variety of high-quality options available to you, makes this chore easier. Some days you may want to take a capsule. During the summer when temperatures are high, you may want to drink a mix that contains protein, vitamins, and calcium because you are just too hot to cook but know you still have to meet your nutrient needs. Below are the unique products offered by surgery type:
Taking supplements should not be a burden. Switch to Celebrate Vitamins today to meet your nutrient needs in delicious options that will keep you wanting more!
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