Great-Tasting Vitamins for Bariatric Patients. Rest assured you are getting the most of your vitamins. Nutrients are available for absorption immediately before entering the pouch. Say goodbye to chalky vitamins that feel like another meal.
- Boosted ADEK bariatric vitamin complex
- Unique Vitamin A sourced from carrot concentrate
- Free of artificial sweeteners and flavors
- 60 Fast-Melting Tablets with Smooth Strawberry Flavor
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet a day or as recommended by your healthcare professional. Allow tablet to dissolve in the mouth. No water necessary. If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your healthcare professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature.
What does BariMelts® ADEK do for the bariatric patient?
According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) guidelines, vitamin A and vitamin D deficiencies post-weight loss surgery occur in up to 70% and 100% of patients respectively. These same guidelines recommend patients take vitamins A, D, E, and K post-surgery to reduce the risk of nutritional deficiencies. The absorption of these fat-soluble vitamins may be reduced when fat absorption is reduced as is the goal with some bariatric surgeries (such as BPD and DS). These vitamins are essential for a number of functions including vision, bone formation, and heart, nervous, and circulatory system functions.
Why is BariMelts® ADEK better than other brands?
The BariMelts delivery system is great for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery as it dissolves in the mouth and makes the vitamins available for absorption before they reach the stomach. Since the vitamins dissolve in the mouth, the tablet does not take up space in the stomach and allows you to eat a true meal. Some patients post-surgery may have difficulty swallowing and therefore this dosage form would help with that as well.
Other brands might offer vitamins A, D, E, and K separately but BariMelts® ADEK provides appropriate quantities of each in one convenient tablet.
Active Ingredients: Vitamin A - (as retinol from carrot concentrate) unique form of vitamin A found in carrots. Vitamin D3 - (as cholecalciferol) – natural form of vitamin D found in the body. Vitamin E - (as d-alpha tocopheryl) – natural form of vitamin E found in the body. Vitamin K - (as phytonadione) – form of vitamin K found in green leafy vegetables.
Inactive Ingredients: Mannitol – natural sweetener, Modified Cellulose – used to form tablets, Natural Flavor & Color – strawberry extract stabilized with essential oils, Magnesium Vegetable Stearate – used to form tablets, Citric Acid – natural flavor used to enhance the strawberry flavor