Can Bariatric Patients Take Gummy Vitamins?

Can Bariatric Patients Take Gummy Vitamins? Gummy vitamins are popular for their color, flavor, shape, and texture; after all, they resemble gummy candies! Yet, it turns out gummy vitamins are not what’s best for bariatric patients. Our experts share why vitamins are important, why eating gummy vitamins after bariatric surgery is not recommended, and what …

Why Are Vitamins So Important After Bariatric Surgery?

Why Are Vitamins So Important After Bariatric Surgery? There is an obesity epidemic continuing to expand in the western world. This increase in obesity has also increased the number of individuals opting to undergo bariatric surgery. Studies have shown dietary deficiencies in obese patients before and after bariatric surgery. Thus, it is paramount that we …

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins Bariatric surgery has proven to be a highly effective weight loss aid, and more people are opting for this surgical intervention, especially women. Furthermore, research has indicated a five-fold increase in female teenagers undergoing bariatric intervention. Therefore, it’s safe to expect that the population of women of childbearing age that …

Prevent Vitamin Deficiencies Even When Money is Tight

Prevent Vitamin Deficiencies Even When Money is Tight The success of bariatric surgery depends on several factors, from changing eating behaviors and physical activity to attending support groups and follow-up appointments. Nutrient deficiencies are also more common than you’d think, especially among bariatric patients. Supplements are a necessary purchase in keeping your body healthy, even …

Are Chewy Vitamins Effective?

Are Chewy Vitamins Effective? As bariatric patients, you all know how vital vitamins are to your daily lives, especially after bariatric surgery. For those of you who don’t know, following bariatric surgery, bariatric patients must stick to a daily vitamin regimen for the rest of their lives. Without these vitamins, you risk many different health …

Inflation & The Rising Costs of Vitamins

Inflation & The Rising Costs of Vitamins Inflation has affected every aspect of American life. Everything is more expensive. It’s all making a dent in our pockets, from gas to groceries and even the vital vitamins and minerals bariatric patients need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The reason many companies have to jack up their …

How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day?

How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day? Following bariatric surgery, protein intake should be one of your top priorities. Protein plays a role in every cell in your body. Thus, proteins are constantly breaking down and need replenishing. When you don’t consume enough protein, your body breaks down lean muscle to use as energy. …

What Type of Protein Powder Is Best?

What Type of Protein Powder Is Best? Medical literature recommends that bariatric patients consume between 60 and 90 grams of protein a day. To achieve this goal, bariatric patients must consume their protein in a series of smaller meals, as their stomachs can only hold so much food. Unfortunately, reaching that goal with a regular …

How Long Should Bariatric Patients Take Vitamins?

How Long Should Bariatric Patients Take Vitamins? Following bariatric surgery, we recommend that a patient take daily vitamins for the rest of their life. You may have been wondering why is this a lifelong commitment? Especially after you have lost all the weight and are in a maintenance period. After surgery, your body has trouble …

The Importance of Quercetin

The Importance of Quercetin Quercetin is a flavanol, one of six subclasses of flavonoids found in plants. Flavonoids are what produce the pigment in many fruits and vegetables. You can find them in capers, peppers, onions, shallots, asparagus, cherries, tomatoes, red apples, red grapes, broccoli, kale, red leaf lettuce, berries, tea (green and black), various …