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Are you able to swallow larger capsules? I think the majority of folks on here just use capsules because most of the chewables taste nasty.

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9 minutes ago, Mscee said:

No I can't swallow big pills. That's why I need chewable or liquid.< br>
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Forever or are you still freshly recovering?

I was told not to worry about it and then was cleared to take capsules at my 2 week follow up (assuming I handled them well, which i did.)

Address it with your team, they can try to work with you.

I tried so many different chewables, they are all disgusting.

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Sorry, but I think all the chewables are nasty tasting due to the Iron content.

One option might be opening the capsules and adding it to food. I know some people that struggle with large capsules do this and it works for them. Another thing you could try would be the Multivitamin soft chews (kind of like a starburst in consistency). I think they're not great tasting either, but personally feel they're a little better than the regular chewables.

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I haven't tried it but I saw a bariatric surgeon on youtube recommend adding the chewable vitamins to a Protein smoothie to mask the taste.

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22 minutes ago, kbsleeved said:

I haven't tried it but I saw a bariatric surgeon on youtube recommend adding the chewable vitamins to a Protein smoothie to mask the taste.

Just avoid something with lots of Calcium like milk because that could impact your ability to absorb the Iron in the multivitamin. Both SG and RNYGB patients are at increased risk of issues absorbing both iron and calcium, so it's best to take every precaution.

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4 minutes ago, SpartanMaker said:

Just avoid something with lots of Calcium like milk because that could impact your ability to absorb the Iron in the Multivitamin. Both SG and RNYGB patients are at increased risk of issues absorbing both Iron and Calcium, so it's best to take every precaution.

Good note! I looked in my youtube history and here's a screencap of their recipe:

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