When you decided to have bariatric surgery you also made a lifelong commitment to your health. Do not put yourself at greater risk to develop a vitamin deficiency by not taking your supplements.
Taking the correct dose of vitamins is one of the most important things to ensure you stay healthy long after bariatric surgery. Bari Life develops affordable and high-quality bariatric vitamins that are highly effective and all in one bottle simple!
Vitamin and mineral supplementation is required post bariatric surgery because:
Bariatric procedures intentionally create a state of malabsorption to help instigate weight loss
After surgery you are eating a lot less, so it is harder to get all the nutrition you need from food alone and vitamin supplementation is necessary
In a gastric bypass the stomach is made much smaller and the top portion of the intestines are bypassed (meaning food does not go through that part anymore)-this means less absorption of important vitamins and minerals found in a regular diet without vitamin supplementation
Procedures such as the gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch require more vitamin supplementation than an adjustable band patient