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.

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.

I do not eat enough protein. Can I take several servings of Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total so as to achieve a minimum of 60 g protein a day?

One serving of Bariatric Advantage® NutriTotal contains the recommended daily amount of vitamins and minerals, so it is not really advisable to increase the number of servings. To meet your daily need of protein, it is best to supplement your diet with one or more servings of Bariatric Advantage® Whey. Always ask your doctor for advice.

Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total contains magnesium. I therefore wonder whether it may be taken with milk. Is the absorption of magnesium not hindered by the presence of calcium?

Certain types of magnesium that are taken with milk may cause competition with calcium, resulting in reduced magnesium absorption. A good calcium/magnesium ratio would be 2:1. However, the magnesium present in Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total is in the form of magnesium bisglycinate, so it will be properly absorbed and not enter into competition with calcium. Bariatric Advantage® Nutri Total may therefore be mixed with milk. Ask your doctor for advice if you want to know more.