When you’re losing weight, you can’t afford to ignore vitamins and minerals. Come up short on these essential nutrients, and you could be in for all kinds of trouble from anemia, fatigue, and a slowed metabolism to nerve damage and bone loss. Your risk of deficiencies jumps when you cut back on your food intake to lose weight, and it increases even further in weight loss surgery patients with certain procedures, such as the gastric bypass, that block nutrient absorption.
It’s all too easy to brush aside your vitamin and mineral needs when you’re focusing so much on calories and protein for weight loss, but doing so can slow weight loss and cause health problems. Luckily, there are all kinds of possibilities for getting your vitamins, so just choose the one that works for you!
Pills and Capsules: The Old Standby
If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. There’s no reason to switch from pills and capsules if swallowing them doesn’t bother you. We have the multivitamins and individual vitamin and minerals you need, not to mention other health essentials such as probiotics and omegas.
Liquid Vitamins: Post-Op and Beyond
Some people think the easiest way to get their vitamins down is to drink them. If you’re on a liquid pre-op, post-op, or cleansing diet, there is certainly a lot to be said for liquid vitamins. Just mix a few drops into your favorite beverage and know that those important nutrients are getting absorbed right into your system. Easy!
Patches: Say Good-Bye to Swallowing Vitamins
Some people hate taking vitamins. If you’re the type who dreads the thought of choking down a pill or chewing your way through a tablet, vitamin patches may be for you. All you have to do is put on a new one each day – no swallowing required. Choose the multi-vitamin and other patches you need, or take a look at our special packages for the Gastric Band, Gastric Sleeve, and Gastric Bypass.
Chewables: For a Little Guilt-Free Pleasure
You can admit it if you’re one of those people who secretly looks forward to taking your vitamins and minerals because they just taste good. Who wouldn’t want to take their calcium, multivitamin, iron, and other supplements when they come with a burst of chocolate, berry, caramel, or orange cream flavor? We’re with you there! Check out the chewables we have in stock – we think they’ll make staying nourished way more exciting for you!
Take your doctor or surgeon seriously when she warns you about getting your vitamins and minerals. It’s not as hard as you think. With so many choices out there, you can get your vitamins in a form you like so you can keep losing weight and staying nourished and healthy.