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Currently I m taking Twinlab Bariatrics, B complex and Biotin. All of them are chewable. I was wondering what are you taking. Do I need Calcium and extra Iron? I m a 42 years old male, I m excercising 40mns. a day.

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My (very competent) nut. from the bariatric clinic says I have to have 1500 mg of calcium citrate a day, taken in three pills, morning afternoon and night. Otherwise, taking a good bariatric multi with Iron and B-12.

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This is what I take every day, I mix both together in 8 oz of Water and drink it on my way to work.

nutraMetrix® Isotonix® Calcium Complete - Single Bottle (90 Servings)

nutraMetrix® Isotonix® Multivitamin with Iron - Single Bottle (90 Servings)

sublingual Vitamin B12 1000 mcg - 3 times a week

Biotin 5000 mcg - 2 per day

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My surgeon did not say anything about Calcium, but I guess I should start taking it. Any other Vitamins that you sugest? I really want to avoid loosing hair,

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@@manueljlg73 loss of hair comes from rapid weight loss and particularly not getting enough Protein.

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I take a multi Vitamin daily, 2 Calcium citrates with D3 per day, Vitamin D daily, B12 - once weekly, 10,000 mg Biotin

I have been told I do not need to take Iron.

I have had labs done twice and everything has been excellent

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manueljlg73 You indicated that you had a mini gastric bypass (MGB). This is not the same operation as a RNY or sleeve. It is a different type of reroute. I do not think that your Vitamin requirement is the same as those with the conventional gastric bypass. It is important for you to follow the Vitamin regime recommended by your doctor. He should have laid out that regime in great detail.

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manueljlg73 You indicated that you had a mini gastric bypass (MGB). This is not the same operation as a RNY or sleeve. It is a different type of reroute. I do not think that your Vitamin requirement is the same as those with the conventional gastric bypass. It is important for you to follow the Vitamin regime recommended by your doctor. He should have laid out that regime in great detail.

That's exactly my problem, he said that we would talk about Vitamins in the next appointment, and it's 3 weeks away. He only said to take a Multivitamin, but I see most WLS patients taking multiple Vitamins and I guess I get anxious.

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manueljlg73 You indicated that you had a mini gastric bypass (MGB). This is not the same operation as a RNY or sleeve. It is a different type of reroute. I do not think that your Vitamin requirement is the same as those with the conventional gastric bypass. It is important for you to follow the Vitamin regime recommended by your doctor. He should have laid out that regime in great detail.

That's exactly my problem, he said that we would talk about Vitamins in the next appointment, and it's 3 weeks away. He only said to take a multivitamin, but I see most WLS patients taking multiple Vitamins and I guess I get anxious.

When you have a RNY, much of your stomach is altered and your body no longer produces vitamins from foods, therefore it is extremely important for RNY patients to consume a variety of vitamins. I don't think MGB works that way, so I think it may not be a requirement for your type of surgery. If you are concerned contact your doctor or nutricianist and have them clarify your requirements. Most individuals on this board are not familiar with MGB, so you may be unnecessarily getting alarmed.

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I take nasal B-12 once a week and everyday I take calcium citrate that has Vitamin D3 and mangnesium in it. I take Iron that has Vitamin C in it, and I take a multivitamin everyday.

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