Post bariatric vitamins are an important part of your recovery and nutrition. Doctors recommend bariatric patients take supplements to ensure proper nutrition following bariatric procedures. Here are some of the best post-bariatric vitamins that you can take.
Recommended Post Bariatric Vitamins
Typically, your doctor will recommend:
- Vitamin B12
- Calcium with Vitamin D
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
These vitamins will ensure you meet your nutritional needs while consuming less food. Your bariatric surgeon and dietician will work closely with you to develop a customized plan that meets your unique nutritional needs. Additionally, the recommended vitamins may change depending on which procedure you undergo.
Regardless of which procedure you undergo, you will be consuming less food after your bariatric surgery. This means it can be difficult to meet your nutritional needs, which puts you at risk of nutritional deficiencies. To combat this, we recommend a complete bariatric multivitamin. These contain a combination of vitamins and minerals that fill any gaps in your nutrition.
This commonly used to combat fatigue and memory loss. It also helps strength the immune system and boost energy levels. Some bariatric procedures make it difficult for the stomach to properly release B12 during digestion, so a B12 vitamin is recommended.
Calcium is critical for bones, muscles, and nerve function. Your calcium supplement will typically come in the form of calcium citrate or calcium carbonate.
Post Bariatric Vitamins
Depending on the type of procedure, your lab results and other specific health needs you have, your provider may recommend additional vitamins. Typically, recommendations include:
- Gastric Band Surgery. A complete multivitamin and calcium with Vitamin D.
- Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve. Complete multivitamin, calcium with Vitamin D, iron and Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12.
Post Bariatric Support in Maryland
To learn more about the recommended post-bariatric vitamins or for support in other areas of your weight loss journey, please contact Maryland Bariatrics today.