Vitamins and minerals are needed after surgery so the body can heal properly. They also regulate the metabolism and help convert calories into energy. Unlike carbohydrates, protein, and fat, vitamins and minerals are only needed in small doses.
The body needs minerals to create bodily fluids, maintain healthy teeth and bones, make healthy blood, and regulate vital functions such as nerve and heart functions. Here are some specific vitamins and minerals that are needed after bariatric surgery.