Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. Some bariatric surgeries work through malabsorption, which simply means that the body blocks absorption of certain vitamins and minerals which can result in nutritional shortfalls. Many bariatric procedures can also cause similar shortfalls because the patients who undergo them are left with a smaller stomach and can’t eat a large amount of foods and get fewer essential nutrients in their daily diet.
Celebrate Vitamins is one of the top companies providing supplements to bariatric patients, with this in mind; here is a look at the four of the most important supplements to ensure that your body gets the nutrition it needs.
Most bariatric surgeons suggest a daily multivitamin after any weight loss surgery, and with chewable or liquid multivitamins most easily absorbed, they are the least likely to cause heartburn and ulcers following gastric banding or bypass surgery.
Celebrate Vitamins Multi-Complete Chewable provides an excellent multi-vitamin that also tastes great. For those that need an iron supplement, this multivitamin supplies 36 mg of iron as well as all of the vitamins and minerals in their original formula.
Although your multivitamin may contain some calcium, it’s often not enough to make up for the calcium losses in your diet. A supplement like Celebrate’s Calcium PLUS 500 Chewable provides 500 mg of calcium citrate in each chewable. The normal typical chalky taste of calcium supplements is hidden with the sweet and tart taste – they are actually enjoyable to ingest! In addition these contain Vitamin D which is necessary to properly absorb calcium.
Most multivitamins do not contain enough B12, a necessary vitamin for brain function and building red blood cells in addition to increasing metabolism – serving to enhance further weight loss. Celebrate Vitamins B12 Sublingual Quick-Melt resolves this issue with sublingual tablets that dissolve in less than one minute and taste great too.
Anemia is common following weight loss surgery, even years down the road, and iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia after bariatric surgery. Many people need more than what is found in their multivitamin, and Celebrate Vitamins Iron+C Chewables also contain Vitamin C needed for absorption. They include an outstanding formulation, the berry flavor tastes good and they are easy to chew and don’t cause stomach upset or darken teeth as many other iron supplements do because of the ferrous fumarate coating.