We get this question a lot—and you might be wondering the same thing.
Bariatric patients want to know…
Do I really NEED a special vitamin as a bariatric patient?
Short answer: YES!! Bariatric patients DO need something special. Remember, your digestive system changed with surgery. Non-bariatric vitamins that are made for the general consumer do not meet your bariatric needs.
Here are five things that we know:
- Bariatric patients do not get enough vitamins and minerals through food to meet their unique needs.
- Nutritional deficiencies are more common than you might think and can cause serious problems including nerve damage, vision impairment, and can impact your immune response.
- General-consumer multi-vitamins are designed for people who can absorb more nutrition from their food than bariatric patients. Doubling the dose is not the answer either. Bariatric patients need much higher doses of certain vitamins, so you need a formulation designed specifically for you.
- Nutritional deficiencies sometimes develop over months and even years. Even if you feel ok now, that does not mean that you are preventing deficiency in the future.
The solution to preventing deficiencies is easy: take a trustworthy Bariatric Vitamin, like Opurity® Bariatric Chewables or Capsules; Opurity Bariatric Vitamins are designed specifically for bariatric patients and meet ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons) guidelines.
High quality vitamins like Opurity’s Bariatric Chewables fit into your routine easily with just one tablet a day.