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My bariatric nutritionist and doctor’s office recommended the Bariatric Fusion brand of chewable Multivitamins to take 4x daily basically for the rest of my life.

When reading the package, there’s a Proposition 65 warning:

“Warning: consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

I didn’t find much after searching online aside from a lawsuit and settlement agreement about lead in their products from 2018, and related health and safety code violation. (https://www.oag.ca.gov/prop65/60-Day-Notice-2017-02545)

Does anyone have any insight on this? I’m thinking if I need to take these for the rest of my life, I should be switching to a safer brand!

Thanks

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I've seen that warning on a few other products, too.

if you decide to switch brands, just make sure whatever you choose meets the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery requirements (I've attached the report - you'll have to scroll done to see the requirements). With most drug store/grocery store brands, like Centrum, for example, you'll have to take two a day to meet the requirements. With some bariatric-specific Vitamins, you only need to take one. Also, although most of us do take chewables for the first few weeks or months after surgery (I took them for the whole first year), most people switch over to regular tablets at some point.

https://asmbs.org/app/uploads/2017/06/ASMBS-Nutritional-Guidelines-2016-Update.pdf

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8 hours ago, katherineheartburn said:

My bariatric nutritionist and doctor’s office recommended the Bariatric Fusion brand of chewable Multivitamins to take 4x daily basically for the rest of my life.

When reading the package, there’s a Proposition 65 warning:

“Warning: consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

I didn’t find much after searching online aside from a lawsuit and settlement agreement about lead in their products from 2018, and related health and safety code violation. (https://www.oag.ca.gov/prop65/60-Day-Notice-2017-02545)

Does anyone have any insight on this? I’m thinking if I need to take these for the rest of my life, I should be switching to a safer brand!

Thanks

That warning is on so many things these days. I saw it on a bentonite clay I wanted but ultimately didn’t get.

It’s a double edge sword: good because knowledge is power but on the other hand it gets overwhelming.

If you decide to stick with them, call the company and ask why about it.

Good Luck ❤️

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17 hours ago, katherineheartburn said:

My bariatric nutritionist and doctor’s office recommended the Bariatric Fusion brand of chewable Multivitamins to take 4x daily basically for the rest of my life.

When reading the package, there’s a Proposition 65 warning:

“Warning: consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

I didn’t find much after searching online aside from a lawsuit and settlement agreement about lead in their products from 2018, and related health and safety code violation. (https://www.oag.ca.gov/prop65/60-Day-Notice-2017-02545)

Does anyone have any insight on this? I’m thinking if I need to take these for the rest of my life, I should be switching to a safer brand!

Thanks

You may want to check out ProCare, Bariatric Advantage, and Celebrate. They are all bariatric Vitamin companies. Most will send free samples, and if not, they offer low cost samples. Four a day forever is a lot. I’m going with ProCare’s one a day with Iron and the calcium chews after one month post op. Two nutritionists at different bariatric practices ok’ed the above Vitamins plus opurity by Unjury. Good luck!

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