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i have the same problem with the multi's, all other BA supplements work fine for me and i think they taste good. Just got the following from my NUT, thought i'd share (sorry for the long post).


Multivitamin Soft Chews (orange, very berry) – contains no Iron, no Calcium

ENS Multivitamin & Calcium Drink Mix (Take 2 packets daily – contains 1,000 mg of calcium – contains no Iron

Multi Complete with iron - contains 36mg of iron


Bariatric fusion

Chewable Vitamin & Mineral Supplement - (take 4 chews daily) daily contains calcium, contains iron

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EcoDrink liquid Multivitamin - (Take Zinc + 2 mg Copper supplement in addition) – contains no iron


Chewable Centrum (Take 2 servings) – contains no iron, no calcium

Found at drug stores or online

Chewable opurity Bypass & Sleeve Optimized (take 1 daily) – contains iron


*You can also check your local nutrition and supplement store. Here are the guidelines for choosing a Multivitamin after bariatric surgery:

Multivitamin Mineral Supplement

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)

Bariatric specific multivitamin in liquid/chewable form for the first three months. Three months after surgery, you may advance to a capsule or tablet form. If you choose not to take a bariatric surgery specific multivitamin and instead, take just a general, adult multivitamin, choose one that contains 100% of daily value for at least 2/3 of nutrients and take 200% (double the dose) of a general multivitamin.

For all surgeries:

  • Keep in mind that if you take 200%, it should not exceed 10,000 IU Vitamin A or 1,000 mg (1,500 IU) of Vitamin E
  • Choose a complete formula that contains folic acid, thiamin, zinc, selenium, 2 mg copper, and iron (or iron can be taken separately)
  • If you choose to take a non-bariatric specific multivitamin, you will also need to take an additional B50 complex

In addition:

  • Avoid time-released and enteric coating. Avoid children’s formulas as they are incomplete.
  • May tolerate better if taken with food
  • Not all brands are created equal
  • There are no complete gummy vitamins, even gummies made for adults
  • Do not mix a multivitamin containing iron with calcium supplements and take at least 2 hours apart.

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