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What brand of Vitamins are you taking?! I am on the look out for my Vitamins for after surgery (30 days till). Are you using Bariatric brands or just regular store bought brands?

I will be taking Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 sublingual, complete Multivitamin and a Calcium Vitamin .

Does anyone use Nature Made brand?

Thanks in advance!

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I use Bariatric Advantage brand. I used them pre-surgery as well. They are expensive but to me it's worth it to have something designed for bariatric patients. Some folks save money by taking Flintstones Vitamins 2 times a day. Whatever you do, don't take gummies as they don't provide enough vitamins, at least thats what mu surgeon says.

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for multis I've always used Centrum or the generic equivalent (Walgreens and CVS both have generics for that).

the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery publishes a list of vitamin/mineral requirements every few years. I'm guessing Nature Made are OK, but double check this list to make sure Nature Made contains the right amount. You'll have to scroll down a little to see how much you need of each vitamin:

https://asmbs.org/app/uploads/2008/09/ASMBS-Nutritional-Guidelines-2016-Update.pdf

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I get the soft chews from GNC

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For immediate post surgery I was told to take the gummies, not the pills. That was for the first month. Be sure to ask you doctor about it. The gummies have a small amount of sugar, have less values and dont offer Iron. I took one and a half dose daily till my bottle was gone, then switched to pills. Which now, at 7 weeks post op, are still a little hard to take.

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I found it difficult to swallow regular Vitamins for the first month because of the inflammation in my stomach even if I split them in half. I ended up getting the soft chews and chewables. gummies were a no no with my surgeon too.

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I did chewable Centrums the first couple of months after surgery - then I switched to the regular tablets. I was also told to avoid gummies.

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optisource (for bariatric patients) from Walgreens. chewable tabs. Cost is about $1/day. I get my labs done next week so I will see how effective this brand is.

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I take Bariatric Fusion chewable that’s what they have at surgeons office. The nutritionist said to make sure it is a bariatric Vitamin because the one a days don’t have enough of what we need.

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2 hours ago, Alex Brecher said:

I use BariatricPal Multivitamin ONE "1 per Day!" Bariatric Multivitamins from https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/bariatricpal-multivitamin-one!

BariatricPal has a secret offer just for this group where it'll cost you only $99 for an entire year supply! Check it out at https://store.bariatricpal.com/products/bariatricpal-multivitamin-one-1-per-day-bariatric-multivitamin-capsules-yearly-subscription

With just ONE convenient & affordable BariatricPal Multivitamin ONE each day, you can get the bariatric Vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy! BariatricPal Multivitamin ONE was designed and developed by a team of the world's leading Bariatric medical professionals.

Please take a Calcium supplement separately to prevent interference with absorption of Iron. You can view a large selection of bariatric friendly Calcium supplements at https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/calcium.

Thanks! Just placed my order. Can't beat that deal.

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On 07/20/2019 at 08:51, Midnightsun said:



I take Bariatric Fusion chewable that’s what they have at surgeons office. The nutritionist said to make sure it is a bariatric Vitamin because the one a days don’t have enough of what we need.


Thank you, yes as much as I would like to use the one a day but my surgeon already gave me all the Vitamins list I need to get with the daily intakes I will be needing

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I just started using Patch Aid Multivitamin Patches. So far, so good. We’ll see what my next Vitamin panel says.

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How are you liking the patch Vitamins? I have been looking into them and am very curious. They seem almost too good to be true!

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Anyone know a good brand that’s affordable for calcium citrate? I bought regular Calcium pills but then realized it said carbonate on the nutrition label.

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