It’s no secret that bariatric surgery patients need to make some significant lifestyle changes after their procedures, including changes to their eating habits and their diets. In addition to needing to follow a highly specific post-op diet, bariatric patients also need to take vitamins and mineral supplements in order to ensure that their nutritional needs are met, given their altered diet.
We might be your prime source of bariatric foods that still give you hope for flavor and leave you feeling happy and satisfied, but we’re actually a prime source that you can get a number of helpful vitamins and supplements from as well.
The Importance of Bariatric Vitamins
In a nutshell, bariatric patients need to take vitamins and supplements after weight loss surgery, and often for the rest of their lives, in order to maintain their health. Among these important vitamins are vitamins B12, as well as vitamins C and D. It is also a good practice for bariatric patients to take bariatric multivitamins as well as calcium and iron supplements to prevent becoming deficient in these critical areas.
Still, while the importance of maintaining a stringent diet and a schedule for taking vitamins or other supplements does not make the process any more enjoyable or easy to remember and manage.
That’s where it becomes more important to make the process of adhering to a strict dietary procedure and supplement schedule more enjoyable and less invasive. That’s where the difference in Bariatric Eating (BariatricEating.com) comes into play.
The Bariatric Eating Difference
Finding a collection of bariatric vitamins that meets your nutritional needs is one thing. Finding an assortment of helpful vitamins that you’ll actually want to take is another.
What sets us apart here at Bariatric Eating is our commitment to provide a good experience for our customers, on top of just meeting their nutritional needs. Anyone can formulate and sell vitamins, but we go above and beyond.
We consult doctors as we formulate our products, but we also take great pains to ensure that what we produce is better than the rest. While most of you reading this might have become all-too-familiar with the standard practice of tasteless and dissatisfying bariatric foods, that’s not the experience we aim to provide.
Check out some of these noteworthy highlights from our collection of bariatric vitamins, and make sure you get in touch with us if you have any questions on formula, flavor, or anything else you can think of!
J2 Two-Per Day Berry Chewable Bariatric Vitamins
Our J2 Two-Per Day Berry Chewable Bariatric Vitamins have the same great flavor as our Journey 3 + 3 Bariatrics Multivitamins tabs, and like them, they go a long way toward providing your body with essential nutrients that you might not be getting from food.
Among the many critical vitamins and minerals that your body needs, and which levels you must keep up after surgery, are B12 and Iron; these multivitamins contain 100% of your daily value of each of these, in addition to a multitude of other important nutrients, including but not limited to Vitamins A, C, D, and E, along with Biotin, Folate, Magnesium, Zinc, and Manganese.
Probably the best thing about these multivitamins isn’t even their unique and comprehensive nutrient profile. It’s that they’ve been developed to be less intrusive to help prevent the nauseating overload of vitamins and supplements with which bariatric patients have to contend. In addition, they’re formulated to be easier on the stomach and to cut back on uncomfortable gas.
They’re also largely fortified with AlbionTM minerals that are highly bioavailable - as you know, it doesn’t matter how much of a nutrient you take, it matters how much you can absorb, and these, like our other bariatric multivitamins, are formulated to be highly absorbable.
Journey Vitamin D3 Jellies
Our Vitamin D3 Jellies are an equally noteworthy addition to our collection of bariatric vitamins. Vitamin D3 is a critical vitamin for all people, but it is even more important to keep up intake after bariatric surgery because calcium deficiencies are a common problem for those who undergo such procedures.
It’s not simply good enough to keep up your intake of calcium. Calcium is only useful if it is bioavailable and your body can absorb it, which is one of the key functions of Vitamin D3. It will help your body absorb the calcium that your body needs, helping to avoid complications that arise due to calcium deficiency. It’s also helpful to note that Vitamin D3 helps your body absorb phosphorus.
Vitamin D doesn’t just boost bone health through the absorption of calcium, though; it has a number of other benefits for your health. For one thing, there are some who suggest that those who keep up their intake of Vitamin D3 will have less of a hard time losing weight. Keeping up your Vitamin D3 levels may be implicated in helping you to lose weight and keep it off.
There is also some evidence that Vitamin D can help to stave off colon cancer, and type 1 and type 2 diabetes, among other complications. Unfortunately, there are few symptoms associated with a Vitamin D deficiency, even when it is linked to a complication like osteoporosis or osteomalacia
Fortunately, you have access to supplements like our Vitamin D3 Jellies, which will not only help you manage your intake of Vitamin D in order to prevent complications but which are equally as pleasant to take as the 3 + 3 Multivitamins mentioned above. They’re a lemon-lime flavored break from the norm and a welcome one at that.
Journey “Gentle” Iron Grape Tablets
Keeping up iron, an essential mineral, after bariatric surgery can be a challenge. Typically iron is absorbed by the portion of your small intestine known as the duodenum. However, for some bariatric patients, such as those who have experienced a gastric bypass operation, absorbing iron will be more difficult as the duodenum is bypassed as part of the procedure.
You need iron for many reasons, but the most important of which is that iron is used in the synthesis of hemoglobin in the blood that carries oxygen to your muscles and tissues. In short, iron is a critical mineral and iron deficiencies can be a problem after bariatric surgery.
Luckily, there are some convenient and easy methods to keep your iron intake up after surgery, and when you choose a supplement like our Journey “Gentle” Iron Grape Tablets, it won’t even be a chore!
There are a lot of common problems associated with iron supplements, unfortunately, including but not limited to upset stomach and constipation. Our tablets use AlbionⓇ Ferrous Glycinate that is far superior to traditional Ferrous Sulfate that is commonly used as iron supplements.
Our Ferrous Glycinate tablets are not only deliciously flavored, but they do not cause any of the aforementioned complications and are much easier to digest. Best of all, they are easier for your body to absorb - there are positive marks across the board!
Journey B12 Jellies
A vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anemia, which entails low levels of iron in the blood, but it can result in a number of other complications as well. For example, low B12 can adversely impact your nervous health, and healthy B12 levels are implicated in maintaining brain function as well as the synthesis of genetic material.
It’s another one of the critical vitamins that you need to keep up after bariatric surgery, but like most other supplements, patients have problems with absorption as well as supplements that taste terrible or don’t dissolve readily.
The alternative for some patients is to get a Vitamin B12 shot periodically, but that is a literal pain that no one wants to deal with. Our easy dissolving, easy to absorb Journey B12 Jellies is a pleasure to take and delicious. They’re one of the most efficient ways to keep up your B12 levels and prevent complications such as memory loss, fatigue, and anemia.
Journey Supercal Calcium Caps
We’ve already touched lightly on the importance of calcium absorption after bariatric surgery, but there are a number of significant complications that result from low calcium that anyone would avoid if they could.
Two of the most common problems caused by low calcium are osteoporosis and osteomalacia, both of which can generally be prevented with the right nourishment in the form of calcium and other minerals and vitamins.
Osteoporosis occurs with the loss of calcium (and other factors) and causes the bones to become porous and weaker. Osteomalacia is another problem caused by low calcium levels in which the bones become too soft. Both of these issues can give rise to other issues, while on their own they can cause pain and discomfort.
For a long time, the standard in calcium supplements as calcium citrate, but our Journey Supercal Calcium Caps are made with a better form of calcium - dicalcium malate - which does not require acidification and is absorbed over a longer portion of the intestine, making it more available to your body.
Ultimately, it’s a superior supplement that can help you keep your calcium levels from falling too far!
Journey Slimming Jellies
Finally, we’d like to devote some space to highlighting our Journey Slimming Jellies, which are different from the bariatric vitamins on this list, but useful in their own right.
Journey slimming jellies are ultimately designed to help you stave off hunger and keep you feeling satisfied, reduce fatigue, boost your metabolism to help you burn fat, and continue losing weight. It’s the perfect secret weapon you can use to help you win the many battles in your weight loss campaign.
The trick to these helpful slimming jellies is a combination of two ingredients, being choline and cola nut, both of which drive the benefits mentioned above.
Choline boosts the metabolism of fats and increases your feeling of satisfaction, which can help you to consume fewer calories so you’ll continue along your weight loss journey. As for cola nut, it is another metabolism booster that will help you burn through fat much more quickly and efficiently.
These jellies are also 100% sugar-free, as well as gluten-free and GMO-free, not to mention the fact that they’re just simply delicious. The delicious sour apple flavor will have you thinking you’re having a treat instead of drawing a secret weight-loss weapon!
What Else Can We Offer?
As you can see, we’re not just about better solutions here at Bariatric Eating. We’re also about satisfying bariatric patients and keeping them happy. You’ve had to give up on enough - don’t give up on flavor.
We offer much more than just bariatric vitamins to our customers. Here are some of the other unique categories of bariatric supplies that we offer here on our site.
- Delicious Bariatric Protein Powders
As a part of your post-op diet, you’re going to need to go through a full liquid phase, during which point your surgeon is probably going to request that you take protein powders to meet your unique nutritional needs. Our bariatric protein powders mix up easily in milk or water and come in a variety of unique, original flavors - no more bad flavors, unpleasant aftertastes, or gritty textures!
- Hot Meals
We even offer a unique collection of hot meals that are satisfying, delicious, and ideal for many bariatric patients who are beginning their adaptive diets! Check out our hot meals as well as our snacks before you go!
- A Whole Collection of Recipes for Bariatric Patients
In addition to the products we sell, we also feature a great collection of bariatric recipes on our website that will have you amazed. Nowhere else are you going to find such a collection of recipes that not only suits your dietary needs but is so packed with so many diverse flavors!
Contact Us to Learn More
As you can see, we put some serious emphasis on providing better products for bariatric patients, and we never leave anything to chance when it comes to flavor or satisfaction. With our collection of bariatric vitamins, our aim was to ensure that we provided highly bioavailable nutrients as well as great flavors.
If you want to learn more about how we do it or have questions about our products, feel free to contact us - we look forward to hearing from you!