Understanding Bariatric Supplements

Bariatric Supplements 101
What You Need To Know About Supplements After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Supplements 101

Everyone knows that taking vitamins benefits your health.

However, it is less often known why this is true. In order to function properly, your body needs the correct balance of vitamins and minerals. These vitamins not only help to regulate some of the body’s most important processes, they also have an impact on weight. Vitamins regulate brain activity, hunger, appetite, nutrient absorption, energy storage, and metabolic rate, which all directly affect body weight.

While foods are the best sources of vitamins and minerals, sometimes it is difficult to get everything your body needs into your diet.

This is especially true for those who have undergone bariatric surgery. Because not everyone is able to get all of the nutrition needed from their diet, medical research has found the specific vitamins that are essential for the body and created supplements to help.

Bariatric surgery dramatically decreases the body’s ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients and/or restricts the amount of food you can consume. This results in malnutrition, or vitamin and mineral deficiencies, that can be detrimental to your health.

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.

The Power of the Multivitamin

Complete Bariatric Vitamin Tablet Contains All Vitamin And Mineral Needs

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, taking a daily multivitamin is similar to having an insurance policy. It will fill in the gaps where your diet is lacking in micronutrients. Bari Life’s Multivitamins are available in tablets and powder, and should be taken according to the package directions.

This is especially important for bariatric patients because their diet is destined to be lacking. There will be a great drop in the amount of food that is consumed, leaving a larger area of nutrition uncovered by the daily diet. Taking a Bari Life Multivitamin will at least help to cover the bases on anything you may be missing.