Obesity is officially a disease, according to new guidelines from the American Medical Association—meaning one-third of Americans just got a new diagnosis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates.
Since more people will have the option to elect a bariatric surgery plan, Bari Life wants to inform people how important the pre and post-surgery steps are for the bariatric patient’s health and successful weight-loss journey. Bari Life knows it’s crucial for people to understand why vitamin and supplement regimens are so important pre and post bariatric surgery. Vitamins are a key component for the health and weight loss success of the individual who elects a bariatric surgery plan.
If you don’t take your vitamin and mineral supplements after bariatric surgery you will become malnourished. Why you may ask?
- You will be unable to consume enough food (quantity) to meet your vitamin and mineral requirements and you will have a decreased ability to digest and absorb certain nutrients after bariatric surgery.
Which is why a vitamin regimen MUST be a part of daily life. Dr. Stephen Boyce, a prominent bariatric surgeon recognized nationally, created Bari Life with a bariatric specific, daily life vitamin regimen in mind for his patients. Leading up to the creation of Bari Life Dr. Boyce was distressed by the number of his malnourished patients’ post bariatric surgery. His patients were evaluated for deficiencies in iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin A.
Dr. Boyce found that the reason many of his patients were not compliant with their vitamin regimen was primarily due to the superfluous number of vitamins and complicated vitamin regimens that his patients were directed to take by the large bariatric vitamin supplement companies.
At Bari Life we believe that by making the vitamin regimen simple, patients actually take their vitamins!
Leading brands require too many vitamins per serving and direct patients to take certain vitamins separate “for full absorption” when THEY CAN BE TAKEN TOGETHER! For instance, patients are often directed to take a separate vitamin for calcium, iron and a multivitamin.
Most bariatric vitamin companies want to sell as many different vitamin bottles as possible because well, they can. Bari Life has the studies that clinically prove there is a more efficient, affordable and enjoyable vitamin regimen. Educators are not readily available for people who are in search of a great bariatric vitamins and supplements and Bari Life fulfill these crucial needs for patients and bariatric practices.
To your health!
The Bari Life Team
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