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Are Chewables Vitamins better than Pills?

Debra G.
on 3/28/13 3:46 pm - Peterborough, Canada
RNY on 10/19/12

Is it true that chewable vitamins  are better absorbed than the same pills. I was using Centrum 50+ chewables but as I got further out I switched to the Centrum 50+ tablets. I have read somewhere that the chewable are better absorbed. Is that true? 

The pills are cheaper but if the chewable work better perhaps I should suck it up and spend the little extra!

Debra
Referral May/2012 -Surgery Dr. Sohi Oct/19/12
        

Don't trade what you want most, for what you want at the moment.- Eggface

 

LORICARD
on 3/28/13 4:14 pm - Canada

i just had a follow up appointment today with the rn and i crush all my pills except the cal with vitamin D. she said thats fine

thats just my experience

Lori

Needanewbeginning
on 3/28/13 5:15 pm - Barrie, Canada
RNY on 05/21/13

I had been told also that the only real difference is pills are not as 'tasty' as chewable ones, the ingredients are the same except for flavour. Not sure if this is true but that's what the nurse told me the other day at HRRH. enlightened

Starting weight: 334 lbs.Starting opti weight: 323 lbs, Surgery weight 303 lbs.1 mnth post op weight: 278 lbs 2nd mnth 260 lbs. 3rd mnth 245 lbs. 4th mnth 231 lbs. 5th mnth 221 lbs. 6th mnth 212 lbs. 7th mnth 205 lbs. 8th mnth 197.8 lbs. 9th mnth 193.7 lbs. 10th mnth 185.5 lbs. 11th mnth 179.8. Surgery-May 21st, 2013 with Dr Hagen at HRRH 

    

Laurie C.
on 3/28/13 7:39 pm - Collingwood, ON, Canada

I personally like the chewable vitamins, I buy the Bariatric Chewables still and I'm 9 months out.  I crush all my pills

Laurie

 


Surgery:  June 11, 2012--Dr. Starr--Humber
          

 

    
JJ_
on 3/28/13 10:17 pm

After the first 3 months I switched to non-chewables.  My lab work has been fine.  So for me, that is the proof I need.

 

Judy

Debra G.
on 3/29/13 6:23 am - Peterborough, Canada
RNY on 10/19/12

Thanks Judy, that is a good way to look at it.

Debra
Referral May/2012 -Surgery Dr. Sohi Oct/19/12
        

Don't trade what you want most, for what you want at the moment.- Eggface

 

2mar
on 3/29/13 7:31 am
RNY on 09/20/12

that is what I did but I switched back to chewable. I did break them in 2 - but I felt that "they sat there"... so I did find the chewable ones better for me. You might want to try it and see what you like best 

        

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

        

zombiesugar
on 3/30/13 6:09 am

I went through TWH and was told at my last appointment to STOP taking the chewables because in general they are not as good as the pills.

    
Debra G.
on 3/30/13 11:29 am - Peterborough, Canada
RNY on 10/19/12

That is interesting. I am going to a follow up  appointment at the end of April,  I will ask my RN.. 

Debra
Referral May/2012 -Surgery Dr. Sohi Oct/19/12
        

Don't trade what you want most, for what you want at the moment.- Eggface