Which Vitamins and Supplements do I need after Weight-Loss Surgery? By Juan Hidalgo on March 25, 2019

Bariatric surgery is a weight-loss procedure that works by limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold, which can cause poor absorption of nutrients. Complete bariatric multivitamins simply contain a combination of vitamins and minerals that make it easier to fill in your nutritional gaps.

If you have had weight-loss surgery, you have taken a life-changing decision that includes a change in eating habits. However, one of the most important things to be successful with in spite of a post-op diet is to include Vitamins and Supplements in your daily diet.

The first thing to do is to follow what your bariatric surgeon recommends.  Your doctor should have given you a list of Vitamins and Supplements needed to take after Bariatric surgery based on your specific weight loss procedure.  After your weight loss surgery, the first reason you lose weight is that you eat less. This makes it difficult to meet your nutritional needs each day and puts you at risk for nutritional deficiencies with regards to iron, folate, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and calcium among others.

Getting the Vitamins and Supplements you need each day might be hard to do. You may or may not show symptoms of a nutritional deficiency, however, it is very important that you check your vitamin and minerals via your blood work every 12 months and take the vitamins and supplements recommended on a daily basis lifelong after weight loss surgery.

Vitamins and Supplements would help to regulate your body’s core processes such as appetite and hunger, nutrient absorption, fat and sugar metabolism, energy storage, brain activity, and thyroid function.

The following Vitamins and supplements can help to offset the lacking dietary components:

+ Multivitamins - at least 18mg of iron per serving.

+ Vitamin A – 10,000 IU per day

+ B1 (Thiamine) 3mg per day

+ Calcium Citrate - 500-600 mg (2 tablets) two times daily

+ Vitamin B12 –500 mcg per day

+ Vitamin C

+ Vitamin D – 800 to 1,000 IU per day

Weight loss surgery is all about getting your life back by losing weight and improving your health, changing your eating habits and, this includes good nutrition. There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing Vitamins and Supplements. It is very important that you read the nutrition label along with knowing what quantities will meet your needs. Therefore, finding the vitamins that work for you would be the key to success.


Of course, Weight Loss Team, and its staff of experts will be more than ready to guide you and help you through your weight loss journey as well any revision surgery options you may need if you are not satisfied with your current weight loss situation. If you have any further doubts, please feel free to contact us

If you are ready to experience drastic weight loss results contact our office online at www.weightlossteam.com or call (818) 949-6911

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The Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta is dedicated to the continued weight loss success of every patient. Through our state-of-the-art technology, advanced techniques, and easy access to online support, patients can expect successful weight loss surgery that creates lasting results. Patients travel from around the world to our practice to experience:

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If you're ready to lose weight and sustain a healthy, happy lifestyle, contact our Puerto Vallarta practice by filling out our online form or calling 800-404-9064.

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