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jstyler3b

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    "Bariatric" Vitamins

    My iron is low as determined by blood tests. I have learned there are like 5 or 6 things to look at on the CBC test to determine nutritional anemia and each one of mine has been out of range since right before surgery. I discovered it when my hemoglobin was too low to donate blood. I'm hopeful that it's just a temporary thing and that someday I'll be able to eliminate the iron.
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    "Bariatric" Vitamins

    Thank you. Right now I'm just using the BP Bariatric Multi with Iron (first thing in the morning) and a supplemental calcium at dinner and bedtime to hit the recommended 1200 mg of calcium a day. I was just surprised my dietitian disapproved the bariatric vitamin I selected. I've conferred with my physician, too, and he is also satisfied with this vitamin choice. Based on this graphic the vitamin I selected from BP is perfect. Thank you for sharing this. I'm not going to sweat it. Thanks so much,everyone!! I appreciate you taking the time to help me out.
  3. Anyone use the BariatricPal bariatric Multivitamin with Iron? My surgeon's group advises two Multivitamins per day, but I noticed the B12 and the Vitamin A in this version are quite high, so I spoke with three dietitians about it (from two different clinics). Two dietitians (both work at one clinic - where I had my surgery) said it looks good, but to stick to one per day. I showed this label to the dietitian at the clinic where my husband had his surgery (I transferred care there to work with the same dietitian) and she spoke with the pharmacist. They say the Vitamin is missing some essential items (calcium, chloride, and phosphorus) and provides mega doses of others (A and B12). The clinic which is opposed wants me to stick to "their" vitamin regimen as it is the "gold standard" according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I kind of feel like they just want to sell their own product, which is a kit of Vitamins that costs $85 a month... So, I have two people in favor and two opposed. The vitamin label lists 3,000 mcg of vitamin A, which according to healthline.com is the very top of the adult limit per day as the vitamin is fat soluble and hangs out in our bodies for a long period of time, and can cause serious issues if it reaches toxic levels. Excess B12 is passed through the urine, so I'm not worried about the B12 level. I plan to ask another pharmacist about the vitamin A levels, but until I've talked to them, does anyone else take the BariatricPal bariatric multivitamin? What have your dietitians and pharmacists said about it?
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