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Questions about the products of Bariatric Advantage

Do the Bariatric Advantage® Multi chewable tablets also come in flavours other than cherry and citrus? I am looking for more variation.

The chewable tablets are available in cherry and citrus flavours. Besides, we also offer Bariatric Advantage® Multi Capsules.

I feel nauseous after taking Bariatric Advantage® Multi. Is that normal?

Do not take the tablet on an empty stomach, but preferably during or just after a meal.

Should the Bariatric Advantage® Multi and the Bariatric Advantage® Calcium Citrate chewable tablets be swallowed whole?

No, the tablets should be chewed into small pieces before being swallowed.

Can I take the calcium chewing tablets with multivitamins?

No, to ensure optimal absorption of all minerals, it’s preferable not to take the calcium chewing tablets along with multivitamins or Bariatrics Advantage Magnesium & Vitamin D. In order to ensure optimal absorption of all minerals, there should be an interval of at least 2 hours between ingestions. E.g. mornings, afternoons between meals and evenings before going to sleep.

Can i take the calcium tablets with an iron supplement?

No, to ensure optimal absorption of all minerals, it’s preferable not to take the calcium chewing tablets along with an iron supplement. In order to ensure optimal absorption of all minerals, there should be an interval of at least 2 hours between ingestions. E.g. mornings, afternoons between meals and evenings before going to sleep.

Can i crush the calcium tablets into a powder and dissolve them in a liquid?

Yes, you can.

Why does Bariatric Advantage® Vitamin B12 I.F. contain intrinsic factor?

Vitamin B12 deficiency often occurs after bariatric surgery. On the one hand, this is because the patient eats less meat (which is the major source of vitamin B12). On the other hand, it is because the protein 'intrinsic factor', which is produced in the stomach and is necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12, is absent in bariatric patients. The addition of intrinsic factor (IF) to Bariatric Advantage® Vitamin B12 I.F. ensures the optimal absorption of vitamin B12.

Can Bariatric Advantage® Whey be mixed with water or food? With both cold and warm food?

Yes. However, make sure the food is not too warm (cold or lukewarm dishes up to 30°C are recommended) so as not to denature the proteins.

Why do I need to eat at least 60 g of proteins a day?

Proteins are the building blocks of our bodies. Proteins are necessary to maintain muscle mass and to promote recovery after surgery. They also help ensure that weight loss is only at the expense of fatty tissue. Major sources of proteins are meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, etc. Ask your doctor for advice.

What is the origin of the whey proteins in Bariatric Advantage® Whey and Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total? If they are of animal origin, can they also cause allergies?

Whey proteins are present in cow's milk and may therefore cause allergies. Bariatric Advantage® Whey and Nutri Total are therefore only gluten-free.

How is the whey protein isolate made?

This is a natural whey isolate of sweet Irish whey prepared with cold cross-flow microfiltration to maintain the natural structure of protein and maximize protein intake.

I am lactose-intolerant. Is Bariatric Advantage® Whey suitable for me?

Bariatric Advantage® Whey is suitable for most people with lactose intolerance. It contains very little lactose (<1%) and is low in fat. If you have any concerns, ask your doctor or dietician.

What does the "all-in-1" formula of Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total contain?

One serving of Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total corresponds to one chewable tablet, 2 capsules or serving of Bariatric Advantage® Multi, 2 chewable tablets of Bariatric Advantage® Calcium Citrate and 1.5 servings of Bariatric Advantage® Whey. Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total also contains fibres to facilitate intestinal transit.

Can the intake of Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total be spread out over the day?

Yes. 1 serving of Bariatric Advantage® NutriTotal corresponds to 3 measuring spoons, to be diluted in water or skimmed milk, and to be kept in the fridge. These servings can be spread out throughout the day.

Can Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total be taken as a meal replacement?

Bariatric Advantage® NutriTotal is rich in proteins (30 g protein per serving but low in fats and carbohydrates and therefore not recommended as a meal replacement. By contrast, thanks to its specific composition, Bariatric Advantage® NutriTotal is the most complete product for bariatric patients to compensate for vitamin, mineral and protein deficiencies before and after surgery.

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