Are You Taking Your Vitamins?
After undergoing bariatric surgery, it is important that patients keep up with vitamin intake to keep levels normal. Because patients who undergo procedures such as gastric sleeve must lower their caloric intake and their body is adjusting to a drastic change, it is important that vitamins be taken in at specific levels.
About Emerge Bariatrics
Emerge Bariatrics is an online vitamin supplement store which caters to those who have undergone bariatric surgery. Up until recently, Emerge Bariatrics offered vitamins only in chewable and sublingual form, however, now a new vitamin supplement option has been introduced.
Multivitamin Infusion (Tutti Frutti flavor)
A new multivitamin infusion has been made available which provides a great balance of vitamins specifically formulated for those who have undergone bariatric surgery. The flavor is a tasty mix of fruits and can be easily mixed with 8-ounces of water two times a day.
Additional Vitamins May be Recommended
While the Tutti Frutti Multivitamin Infusion does provide a great balance of vitamins, it may be required that patients also take an iron supplement and an additional 500 mg of calcium. It is important that each patient does regular follow ups and consult a dietitian to determine overall recommended vitamin intake.
Risks Involved with Poor or No Vitamin Intake
Vitamin deficiencies do not show up right away and vitamin levels can seem normal even a year out from surgery with poor vitamin intake. However, if deficiencies do in fact become present, permanent damage may occur.
A vitamin B12 deficiency, for example, can cause issues such as:
- Severe memory loss
- Multiple sclerosis
- Mental illness such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder
- Infertility in men and women
A Calcium deficiency can cause issues such as:
- Heart failure
- Tooth decay
- Muscle weakness
These are just two examples of how vitamin deficiencies can be detrimental to your health.
What are some benefits that vitamins have provided for you or someone close? Share in the comments below!
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