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Vitamins

Bariatric Vitamin Regimen

Beltline Health Vitamins

Sleeve & Bypass Patients

After surgery, all bariatric patients are required to take 3 kinds of vitamins for life:

Bariatric Multivitamin

Chewable options are recommended right after surgery. Allow your surgical team to clear you for capsules when it is safe to do so.

Take 1 capsule, once daily. (Pro Tip: take at night before bed)

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Take 1 soft chew, 3x / day. 

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Calcium Citrate

Ensure your calcium contains citrate (instead of carbonate) for better absorption. 

Divide your calcium into 3 servings per day rather than all at once or in an all-in-one pill.

(Pro Tip: take with food to help with Vitamin D absorption.)

Total = 1200 – 1500mg per day in divided doses

Check out this powdered option 3x / day!

Take 2 caplets, 3x / day

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Iron

Iron needs to be spaced out 2 hours from calcium and ulcer medication like Pantoprazole / Omeprazole. Avoid taking iron with meals that contain dairy.

Total = 45 mg per day

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Switch & SADI Patients

Bariatric Multivitamin + ADEK

Your bariatric vitamin needs to contain the additional fat-soluble vitamins ADEK. Take with food (and ideally a little bit of fat) to maximize absorption.

Take 1 capsule, once daily. (Pro Tip: take at night before bed)

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Calcium Citrate

Ensure your calcium contains citrate (instead of carbonate) for better absorption. 

Divide your calcium into 4 servings per day rather than at once or an all-in-one pill. Take with food.

Total = 1800 – 2400mg per day in divided doses

Take 1 soft chew, 4x / day

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Take 2 caplets, 4x / day

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Iron

Iron needs to be spaced out 2 hours from calcium and ulcer medication like Pantoprazole / Omeprazole. Avoid taking iron with meals that contain dairy.

Total = 60mg per day

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Not Sure Which One(s) To Choose?

Try A Few Different Varieties First!

Important Vitamin Reminders

  1. It’s okay to take your multivitamin WITH your calcium (unless your multivitamin contains iron)
  2. If you are taking your multivitamin WITH iron AND food, make sure you are not eating dairy products (ie: Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, etc.) as dairy will contain calcium and bind to your iron, impairing absorption. 
  3. Dairy based protein shakes (ie: Fairlife and Premier protein) can contain calcium and will bind with iron supplements, hindering absorption.
***Please review with your Bariatric Team and/or Bariatric Dietitian which vitamin(s) are appropriate for you based on the type of surgery you’ve had and here you are in your surgical journey. Need a Dietitian? We recommend Bariatric Dietitian Services– our go-to bariatric dietitian services!
 
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