Top Five Bariatric Multivitamins
Taking your multivitamin is a must if you are a bariatric surgery patient, but which is best? Not just any multivitamin will do. They may not have enough of certain vitamins and minerals for bariatric patients, who need higher amounts.
A bariatric multivitamin is designed specifically for bariatric patients. It has enough vitamins and minerals to be consistent with guidelines from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Surgeons may recommend taking a multivitamin for life after you have had bariatric surgery.
These are our top five picks for Bariatric Multivitamins. As you look through them, consider their amounts of nutrients and how you take the supplement, such as swallowing capsules, chewing tablets, or applying a patch to the skin. Also be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any multivitamin or dietary supplement.
BariatricPal Multivitamin ONE is our own brand of multivitamins. They come in capsules or, for people who do not like to swallow whole capsules, they also come in chewable versions. Each type comes in versions with or without iron, and the amounts of iron vary from 18 to 45 or 60 milligrams. You can ask your doctor which is right for you.
BariatricPal Multivitamin ONE chewables come in Orange Citrus and Mixed Berry Flavors that taste great. You can also get these vitamins in the Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band or Duodenal Switch Vitamin Pack with delicious Calcium Chews. The multivitamins meet or exceed ASMBS standards.
Multivitamin Plus Topical Patch by PatchAid is for people who do not like swallowing vitamins. Instead, all of the nutrients are suspended in one layer of the patch. Once you apply the patch to your skin, the nutrients get absorbed through your skin into your bloodstream. That means there will not be any risk of digestive complications from taking your vitamins.
Bariatric Advantage Ultra Multivitamin Formula Capsules with Iron are tried and true multivitamins. They come with high recommendations, bariatric-appropriate amounts of vitamins and minerals, and extra ingredients such as green tea and pomegranate extract powder. Bottles have 90 or 270 capsules.
Taking Bariatric Advantage Multivitamin Chewy Bites are a great-tasting way to get your vitamins. They may make taking your vitamins the best part of the day! Flavors include Strawberry Watermelon, Tropical Orange, Dark Cherry, and Black Grape. If you cannot decide or you love all of them, just get the Variety Pack with all four flavors. Each bag has 60 chews.
BariatricPal Protein ONE is a protein shake with 27 grams of high-quality protein and less than 1 gram of sugar. And it tastes great. Choose from Double Chocolate Fudge and Creamy French Vanilla, or get the Variety Pack with both flavors, each in a 15-serving tub. Mix it into your favorite beverage one to two times daily.
Keep in mind that this isn’t a stand-alone multivitamin that can meet all of your vitamin and mineral requirements. But it can definitely help. It has 28 essential vitamins and minerals, including high amounts of at-risk nutrients such as biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and calcium.