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1 minute ago, colocoral said:

I've learned that most Protein powders do not have Vitamins. I'm not sure if there's any out there that do. That's one thing to look for. I did find this Protein Powder that has no flavor. Don't even know what's in my stuff but I said does not have Vitamins.< a class="ipsAttachLink ipsAttachLink_image" data-fileid="110445" href="https://s.bariatricpal.com/uploads/monthly_2022_05/PXL_20220524_142914845.jpg.e39a16287064baaa4d959e82de66757f.jpg" rel="">PXL_20220524_142914845.jpg

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collagen Protein is great for you but is not counted towards the daily amount of protein you're required.

Clean whey by BariatricPal is a whey protein isolate, which is optimal for bariatric patients https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/bariatricpal-clean-whey-protein .

Protein One by BariatricPal has vitamins in them https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/bariatricpal-protein-one-multivitamin-calcium-iron-fiber-meal-replacement .

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collagen is not a complete Protein, meaning it does not have all of the essential amino acids. Additionally, the amino acid profile makes it great for hair, skin, nail, and joint heal, but not at all beneficial for lean muscle mass. Most dietitians recommend that collagen NOT be counted towards your daily protein intake. By all means keep using it, I do everyday! But know that it is a dietary supplement and not a protein source.

Plain protein supplements generally will NOT have Vitamins because they are just that, PROTEIN. They are made for one thing, and that is to provide a supplementary source of protein. Some pre-made shakes do have added vitamins and minerals, which is great, but most bariatric patients will need to keep taking a Multivitamin for the rest of their lives to care for potential deficiencies. A Vitamin that meets the ASMBS recommendations should care for any vitamins & minerals you need, and anything you get from your Protein Shakes is a bonus!

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