Does VSG really need Bariatric vitamins vs. regular chewable?


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On March 19, 2017 at 9:49 PM, Seraya said:

Hi,

I'm just wondering, since the VSG is restrictive only, why won't a regular chewable Multivitamin be ok rather than the MUCH more expensive Bariatric Vitamins? Any thoughts on this?

I had my surgery over six years ago and have never taken a single bariatric Vitamin. Just regular multi, Calcium, Iron, D3 and sublingual B12. I have annual bloodwork done and my levels have been nothing but perfect.

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On 3/20/2017 at 1:16 PM, Airstream88 said:

I prefer to take Bariatric formulated Vitamins knowing that I'm getting the maximum absorption.

That's the way I look at it. Plus I don't mind spending a bit more knowing how much money I'm saving at the grocery store these days...lol.

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On 3/20/2017 at 0:05 AM, NWJill said:

There are a lot of different opinions on Vitamins, I say focus on getting in vitamins that work for you, there are chewable ones that are bariatric. Most vitamins made me sick prior to surgery except the gummy ones, so that is what I still take because they are the only ones I can get down, I guess I will see what happens with my blood work next month, if my counts are low anywhere I will try a patch or liquids

I had mine 12/11/15 and my dr told me I could use any Vitamin of my choice. I took the ones I bought to him and he approved them. I use these with a Iron and Biotin supplement. I haven't lost alot of hair and I'm doing fine with no issues. The pill form vitamins made me nauseous.

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On ‎3‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 0:44 PM, Pam_2-06-2017 said:

I take a regular Multivitamin. I also take Biotin, Calcium citrate, Omega 3 and b-12. None of them are bariatric and all ok with my surgeon.

Same for me, plus 4,000 D3 supplement. My surgeon never said I had to take bariatric Vitamins. Once I was back on solid foods, whatever I took prior to surgery in addition to these other supplements would be fine. Because my tummy gets full rather quickly, I do not take them all at once - spaced out over a few hours throughout the day.

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I was told by my dr not to take gummies at all, stick with the children's chewable Vitamins, they work for me. BTW I just bought a size 18 pants, down from size 28 a year ago. :rolleyes:

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