Why are vitamins & minerals so important after a stomach reduction?

Vitamins after stomach reduction
February 22, 2021
Why are vitamins & minerals so important after a stomach reduction?

While a stomach reduction offers a lot of advantages, one of the remarkable disadvantages is that you are unable to get enough vitamins and minerals from your diet, both in case of a gastric sleeve and a gastric bypass. After surgery, less nutrients are absorbed, as a result of which you automatically develop deficiencies. A bypass of the small intestine and the reduction of gastric juice stimulate this deficiency. Fortunately, you can replenish these shortages with the right food supplements, so your body does not have any negative effects in the long term. But which are the vitamins that play an important role after a stomach reduction?

Important vitamin and mineral deficiencies after a stomach reduction

There may be a shortage in:

Of course, you can go to the nearest supermarket to get a box of vitamins, but we strongly advise against this. Only buy food supplements which are adapted to your new nutritional needs after a stomach reduction. You need specifically well absorbable food supplements. If not, the deficiencies and their consequences may remain.

Which vitamins and minerals should I take after a stomach reduction?

Choose a specific composition which is adapted to your nutritional needs after bariatric surgery. This is different for everyone. The multivitamin complex of Bariatric Advantage® is specially designed for each type of surgery and each type of patient. Bariatric Advantage® Multi contains active vitamins which work well in every body and well absorbable minerals. Minerals which are well absorbable, even with a decreased gastric acid production. If needed, you can replenish your iron, zinc or vitamin B12 supply as well.

After surgery, your body needs extra calcium. Calcium is important for the maintenance of strong bones and teeth. Our multivitamins do not contain calcium, on one hand because this takes much volume, on the other hand because it may hinder the absorption of other minerals when taken simultaneously. We recommend therefore to take the calcium between the meals.

Are there any side effects to be expected when I take these multivitamins?

The large majority of patients does not experience any side effects. Still, you may experience certain complaints, for instance when you take a food supplement on an empty stomach. For additional intake advice or specific questions, you can go to the FAQ-page or consult your treating physician or dietician.

Do you want to be sure you get the right amounts? Contact your treating physician or dietician. Of course it is advisable to have a blood anlysis performed regularly.