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Flintstone Vitamins

on 4/11/08 1:35 pm
VSG on 03/21/08 with
As i read this board, i notice that some people take Flintstone Chewable Vitamins.  I was specifically told by my surgeon that Flintstones were NOT acceptable.  Does anyone know why some of us are permitted to take them and some cannot?  I am having real problems getting the chewable "adult" vitamins down (Beriatric Advantage).  They are very gritty (to me, anyway) and the taste leaves much to be desired. Are there any others that taste better...give the same amount of nutriants that we require...and are not gritty?  I know some of you have been through many brands in your search for palatable foods, suppliments, protein,  etc.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
on 4/11/08 2:04 pm - San Carlos, CA
I have Dr Cirangle and he said 2 Flinstones, one in the morning and one in the evening is plenty.  It says on the bottle "Adult dose is 2 chews.   Lot's of people prefer the Flinstone Gummies.  Blow Kiss 

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on 4/11/08 2:59 pm
VSG on 03/21/08 with
Thanks.  I have an appointment with my surgeon this Wednesday and i will ask him again.
on 4/11/08 2:10 pm - Tucson, AZ
My program also recommends Flintstone Chewable vitamins, 2 daily. Char10
on 4/11/08 2:22 pm - Portland, OR
VSG on 03/24/08 with
I'd ask your surgeon why s/he doesn't think Flintstones will be adequate. As for me I'm taking Natures Plus Adult Chewables and really enjoy the pineapple flavor. I also found a chewy raspberry B-12 supplement that tastes great. Hope this helps! Kristen
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on 4/11/08 3:02 pm
VSG on 03/25/08 with
I couldn't handle the Flintstones.   I use Centrum Chewables and I can now switch over to regular vitamins when these run out. CArole

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on 4/11/08 3:07 pm, edited 4/11/08 3:08 pm - NJ
 HAHA Flinstone Chewable Vitamins!? I use to eat that all the time when I was young, I loved them. I use to eat them like candy (which is probably not a good thing...). I don't know the answer to your question, but do they make Flinstone Vitamins for adults? I ask because vitamins for kids wouldn't meet the daily requirements of an adult.. Just a thought.
on 4/11/08 3:41 pm - Palm Harbor, FL
My doc says Flinstones are perfectly fine.  I take one in the morning and another in the evening.  I wonder why your doc doesn't want u to have them...hmmmm.
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on 4/11/08 3:44 pm - OK
Hmmmm, makes me wonder if the doctors that work with a nutrition store maybe don't like the vitamins we can get a walmart or wherever.  I'm glad to see this information because today I sampled the bariatric vitamin while I was at the bariatric hospital for my appts.  It was NASTY.  I would much rather take a couple of Flinstones morning and evening than do that nasty stuff.

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on 4/11/08 7:42 pm, edited 4/11/08 7:43 pm - Omaha, NE
VSG on 05/15/08 with
My surgeon also recommends Flintstones vitamins, specifically Flintstones Complete.  Two a day, one with breakfast, one with dinner.  They don't have to be made "for adults," my surgeon says thats why we take two. 
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on 4/11/08 10:42 pm - IL
My doc said Flinstones were fine. I don't care for them (not even the gummy ones), but I did find Spiderman Gummy Vitamins, and they are awesome. The bottle says 2 for adults, but I fortified that most days by chewing 3-4 throughout the day. I know that Viactiv makes an adult multi vitamin in the form of a Chocolate Chew (just like the calcium carbonate chews). I haven't tried those, but they seem like they'd be better than the gritty ones.
on 4/12/08 8:31 am - MI
Dr. Pleatman told me the Sour Flinstones Gummies are perfectly acceptable. I take the adult dose stated on the bottle (2 per day). I also found adult "gummy" vitamins at Target. I bought a bottle but haven't opened it yet. K~
on 4/12/08 9:00 am - CO
The Kaiser class talked about this.  Something about iron.  Looking at the quantities, the Bariatric Advantage vitamins either have no iron, or their multiband has 100%.  Four Flintstones vitamins would have 400% RDA.  It is a bit risky to have too much iron in your diet, so maybe that's it.  L
on 4/12/08 9:51 am - South,, AR
I've read many posts on this over the years and seems that the #1 answer is that children's requirements are different from adults so you are getting too much of some things and not enough of others.   For myself I'd just check the back against an adult vitamin and see what the difference would be. As you age some vitamins/minerals you don't absorb as well as others and you don't want too much iron either.  Best thing to do is schedule a appt. for blood test every once in a while to see where you are on vitamins/minerals.  I think adult women are more prone to needing iron and vitamin B's.

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