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@@sarahbethemails - I can't remember exactly why, but my NUT deters her clients from any gummy vitamins. I'm not sure if the absorption is different or if it is just a different feeling to tolerate. Personally, I've been doing the chewable (non-gummy) Flintstones.

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@sarahbethemails Personally I wouldn't take gummies as they lack specific nutrients, per my NUT at mayo. I take opurity Multivitamins for bypassed and sleeved patients which are chocked full of everything you need. I take Wellesse liquid Calcium with D3 and of course 2 hours apart because you don't ever want to take Calcium with your multi which contains Iron. I know this combo is working well for me because my 6 month post-op blood work came back and all my levels were spot-on!

I'd like to add this from the bariatriceating.com website as I 100% agree with them as well:

Vitamins are critical
It is impossible for you to have your stomach surgically removed or reconfigured and take in the nutrients needed to run your body. While your surgeons group has mentioned Flintstones, that is so you will possibly take something instead of being one of the 67% of post ops who take nothing. They are not optimal and won’t prevent long term problems like broken bones from simple falls and losing teeth, but may keep you from dying in the short term. The idea behind supplements is to prevent issues from grabbing you in twenty years when it’s too late to change the path. Take them!

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Gummy Vitamins have carbs in them so you really have to watch that. I took them for about a month when I was just sooo sick of the chalky chewables. After that point I was able to take pills.

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I got my first set of Bariatric Vitamins second hand. THANK GOD I DID!!!! They were disgusting!!!!

I found the prenatal gummies or the hair and nail gummies have a ton of Vitamin b's and Biotin.

At this point I don't take any Vitamins. I rock all my blood work so I don't need them.

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I am suffering in this area too. I have tried couple brands and the chalky taste does not settle well. I tried Celebrate capsules and the after taste when the capsule dissolves is unbearable... I am now waiting on my chews. Crossing my fingers that I can tolerate those.

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I was told by my nutritionist that RNY gastric bypass patients were not to take Gummy Multivitamins. I asked her again when I was 2 years post-op and the answer was the same. As a result I have been using chewable Flintstone multivitamins. I have been buying these by large bottles at Sam's club but they recently discontinued carrying these. I have found a large bottle of a generic equivalent at Krogers. It is a Kroger's brand and it tastes very different from the Flintstones, much more chalkier. But it is cheaper and I can tolerate almost anything.

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I know gummies are nutritionally deficient in lats of areas but I find once in a while they are a great alternative to eating something else that is sweet. Usually less calories and better nutrition than other things I might crave like a real candy or a sweet cookie.. I just suck on one for a while.

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