Q: Why do I need to take a multivitamin after bariatric surgery?
A: According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, taking a daily vitamin supplement is very important for all bariatric surgery patients. Vitamins and minerals are essential factors in numerous biological processes, including those that regulate weight. They include appetite, hunger, nutrient absorption, metabolic rate, thyroid and adrenal function and other functions.
Therefore, having enough vitamins and minerals to perform these functions is not only important for good health, but also for maximum weight loss success and long-term weight maintenance.
This is important for gastric bypass patients due to malabsorption, but also for lap band patients due to restricted portion size and food intolerances.
Be sure to follow our vitamin recommendations. You’ll be glad you did!