How complete is your “Complete Multivitamin?

We all know that we need vitamins and minerals and if you’ve had bariatric surgery it’s even more important. Vitamin supplementation can be complicated and expensive, but your surgeons and dietitians are telling you to take bariatric specific vitamin supplements, so there must be a reason for it right?

Beware of the “Complete Multivitamin.”

Your dietitian or surgeon has hopefully recommended a bariatric multivitamin for your life after bariatric surgery. The list of “bariatric specific multivitamin” companies is growing by the minute with only a handful of appropriate contenders. Some multivitamins that are designed specifically for bariatric surgery patients have less than adequate levels of crucial vitamins and minerals (or completely omit key vitamins/minerals). It’s important to know what you need as a bariatric patient and that not all multivitamins are created equal. Bariatric surgery patients are at a higher risk of developing vitamin deficiencies than those with unaltered gastrointestinal tracts. Vitamin supplementation helps mitigate the risk of developing deficiencies, but when the vitamin supplements are inadequate we run into issues.

Bari Life® is the formulation that helps patients keep a healthy promise, and it makes that commitment easier to swallow – more convenient, more economical, and more nutritionally complete. Bari Life® multivitamins are designed specifically for patients who have had gastric bypass surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, lap band surgery, and the gastric balloon.

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