Vitamin Confusion – Many Patients Not Meeting ASMBS Requirements

Vitamin Confusion – Many Patients Not Meeting ASMBS Requirements

Recently, we have been hearing from patients in the UNJURY Cares Support groups who are confused about which vitamins they should take after bariatric surgery. Some are relying on Flinstones Complete or Centrum Silver and some are even taking prenatal vitamins.

None of these options meet ASMBS guidelines for bariatric patients – even if they double the dose.  In fact, for some vitamins like Thiamin and B12, a patient would have to take about 8-10 servings to meet their needs.

As you know, vitamin deficiencies are common, and develop over time.  Patients might not know that they are deficient until they start having debilitating symptoms.

Encouraging bariatric patients to take a vitamin that is designed for their special needs, will help prevent those deficiencies from occurring. 

You can help them improve their vitamin compliance by telling them about Opurity Vitamins by UNJURY®, a bariatric vitamin that is trusted, meets all their needs, has unsurpassed quality, and is available at a fair price.

Opurity® Bariatric Multi Chewable – 1 tablet, 1 time per day - $0.33/day

Opurity® Bariatric Multi Capsule – 2 capsules, 1 time per day - $0.33/day

The Opurity® Bariatric Multis are also available in No Iron options.

See the chart below for more comparison details.
ASMBS Guidelines for Bariatric Vitamins Opurity Bariatric Multi Chewable Flinstones Complete Centrum Silver
Thiamin/B1 12 mg
24mg 1.2mg 1.5mg
B12 350-500 mcg 500mcg 2.4mcg 25mcg
Folate (Folic Acid) 400-800 mcg 800mcg 240mcg 400mcg
Iron 18 mg
45mg 10mg 0
Vitamin D 75mcg 75mcg 20mcg 25mcg
Calcium 1800-2400mg separate chewable 140mg 220mcg
Vitamin A 3000mcg 3000mcg 400mcg 750mcg
Vitamin E 15mcg 30mg 7.5mcg 22.5mcg
Vitamin K 300mcg 134mcg 60mcg 30mcg
Zinc 16-22mg 23mg 5mg 11mg
Copper 1-2mg 2mg 0.44mg 0.5mcg
Vitamin C N/A 120mg 90mg 60mcg
Riboflavin N/A 2.6mg 1.3mg 1.7mg
Biotin N/A 300mcg 30mcg 30mcg
Pantothenic Acid N/A 20mg 5mg 10mg
Iodine N/A 150mcg 150mcg 150mcg
Magnesium N/A 80mg 0 50mg
Selenium N/A 70mcg 0 19mcg
Manganese N/A 2mg 0 2.3mg
Chromium N/A 120mcg 0 50mcg
Molybdenum N/A 75mcg 0 45mcg

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