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Pre-op Vitamin Recommendations

Surgeries like gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy can alter how the body absorbs nutrients. The body may have difficulty getting sufficient vitamins and minerals from food alone, in this article we give you Pre-op Vitamin Recommendations.

Pre-op Vitamin Recommendations

Bariatric vitamins are designed for people who have had bariatric surgery. They help meet the unique nutritional needs of these patients.. Bariatric vitamins are designed for people who have had bariatric surgery. They help meet the unique nutritional needs of these patients.

Start taking bariatric multivitamins within 5 to 7 days of your return home. You are eating less food. Thus, it is important to avoid nutritional problems. Good quality bariatric multivitamins and mineral supplements can help. These vitamins contain much higher doses than standard adult vitamins. They are best for the first year of post surgery.

Bariatric surgeries do more than reduce the size of the stomach. They also change the digestive tract. This may lead to malabsorption of essential nutrients. Without proper nutrition help, patients may develop serious health problems. Examples are anemia, bone loss, and neurologic issues.


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Bariatric vitamins help maintain optimal health. They support healing and prevent long-term problems after surgery. As noted, these vitamins have high doses of essential vitamins and minerals. It is especially true for iron,  calcium, and vitamins B12 and D. Many bariatric vitamins are available in chewable or liquid forms. This helps with absorption. Some brands offer bariatric-specific multivitamins. They combine all necessary nutrients in one product.

Before using bariatric vitamins, consult your doctor or a registered dietitian. They will help you determine the specific vitamins you need. They will also set the right amounts for you. Also look for bariatric vitamins from reputable brands. They are specially formulated for bariatric patients.

Always take bariatric vitamins as directed by your doctor or the product label.

We do not endorse any one brand. But these are examples of bariatric vitamins:

• Bariatric Advantage
• Celebrate Vitamins
• Vitafusion
• Nature Made

Again, after your surgery you may need additional supplements. Examples are iron, calcium, and/or vitamin D. Your personal needs and lab results will help determine the right combination. Regular monitoring and adjustments of your vitamin regimen are important. This will ensure optimal health after bariatric surgery.

Pre-op Vitamin Recommendations