Bariatric Vitamins After Bariatric Surgery

by Nashua Nutrition

Bariatric surgery is a weight-loss tool used to help over-weight people live a healthier and longer life. While the surgery saves lives every year, it's not an immediate cure for obesity. With the help of a healthy diet, exercise, and post-surgery vitamins, bariatric surgery can change your life. Here are the vitamins and supplements recommended by doctors to help you succeed.  

Calcium. Take this mineral to improve your bones, muscles, and nerve function. As you begin to exercise and lose weight, calcium will ensure your body can keep up.* We recommend trying Bariatric Advantage’s Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites for a yummy candy-like treat.  

Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is very common in obesity and is often made worse after surgery. This can result in hypocalcemia or electrolyte imbalance.** To prevent this from happening, many doctors will prescribe a vitamin D supplement, such as Celebrate Vitamins Quick-Melts 

Vitamin B12. Not only does this vitamin fight memory loss, but it will also boost your immune system and increase energy levels. It’s a must when recovering from surgery so you can get back on your feet sooner.* Luckily, we offer Bariatric Advantage B12 speedymelts that make taking your pill a breeze.  

Multivitamins. These supplements are a great option if you’re looking for calcium, B12, biotin, and vitamin D all in one pill. Bariatric Fusion offers fruity-flavored multivitamin chewables that are a must-try. Just be sure to check the label to ensure all your doctor recommended nutrients are there. 

After bariatric surgery, you’ll be expected to consume less food, making it difficult for your body to receive the nutrients needed daily. But with a combination of these vitamins and supplements, you’ll be able to fill those nutritional gaps no problem. Don’t forget to consult your doctor and then order today for fast, free shipping on orders over $69.  

 

*UPMC, Life Changing Medicine, https://www.upmc.com/services/bariatrics/surgery-process/post-surgery/diet/vitamin-supplements  

**Hindawi, Journal of Obesity, https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobe/2011/141024/  


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