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Is Centrum Silver good for us?

SweetGirl11
on 9/11/11 8:51 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
I have been taking Bariatric Advantage vitamins since my RNY.  I started out with the "regular" chewable multis and then switched over to the chocolate mint ADEK chewables, mostly for the Vitamin K because I was deficient.  Then came the recall so I had to buy the "tropical" flavor BA ADEK.  BLECH!  They taste horrible!  So I'm thinking of just taking a non-ADEK multi and buying Vit K from Vitalady and taking it as a separate supplement.  Anywho.... I was looking at the Centrum Silver label, and they seem OK.  Is anyone taking Centrum Silver Chewables?  Do they seem OK for us?  Should I take 2 tablets a day?

Thanks!

Michelle    (OH member since 2004 - new user name)

HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 175
GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10   

Starting size 26/28, now size 12

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  -Hebrews 13:8

Ladytazz
on 9/11/11 8:55 pm
Why do you want chewables?  Personal preference?  I have been swallowing pills since day one.  I know all surgeons are different, just curious.
I take the generic Centrum Silver.  I have been taking them for years because I wanted a multivitamin without iron since the iron in them upsets my stomach.  I take Tender Iron from Vitalady for my iron.
I heard they are fine to take.

WLS 10/28/2002 Revision 7/23/2010

High Weight  (2002) 240 Revision Weight (2010) 220 Current Weight 110.

SweetGirl11
on 9/11/11 9:03 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
Thanks Ladytazz!  I prefer chewables. I just got used to taking chewables from day one.  I take Tender Iron from Vitalady also.    :)

Michelle    (OH member since 2004 - new user name)

HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 175
GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10   

Starting size 26/28, now size 12

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  -Hebrews 13:8

rbb825
on 9/11/11 9:14 pm - Suffern, NY
centrum silver chewables have everything you want in a multi and yes, you need to take 2 per day. You should have been taking 2 multis since the beginning - we need 200% of the daily values of almost everything.  As far as the ADEK - you don't want them - the D isn't enough, and the A,E and K you only want if you need.  Taking too much can be harmful in these vitamins.  The centrum silver chewables taste really good and they have selenium in them which we need and alot of other multi's don't have any.  For vitamin K, if you are deficient, I believe that is a prescription - ask your doctor.  If not, yes vitalady.com does sell it but probably in lower doses.

 

SweetGirl11
on 9/11/11 9:26 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
Thanks rbb!  I have been taking 2 multis a day from the beginning.  My Vit K level was slightly low at one point, and I started taking the ADEK simply for the Vit K, and my K level was fine after that. I will get the Vit K from Vitalady.  The amount in one of her Vit K supplements is almost the same as the amount in the ADEK I was taking.  I'm also taking a separate D3 supplement from Vitalady, and my D level has been improving greatly.   I'm going to buy the Centrum Silver Chewable on Amazon.  They have a 2-pack (120 pills total) for $20.46.  Decent price!

Michelle    (OH member since 2004 - new user name)

HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 175
GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10   

Starting size 26/28, now size 12

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  -Hebrews 13:8

Shanneee
on 9/11/11 9:41 pm - MN
RNY on 07/27/11 with
Also, check Walgreens and CVS.  They often have buy one get one free sales on their vitamins so you can get two bottles for the price of one!  I think they are on sale this week!
SweetGirl11
on 9/11/11 9:42 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
Thanks Shanneee!  I will check them out!   :)

Michelle    (OH member since 2004 - new user name)

HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 175
GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10   

Starting size 26/28, now size 12

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  -Hebrews 13:8

sjweiser
on 9/12/11 2:03 am
RNY on 02/25/11 with
 Hi my surgeon said I can't take centrum silver anymore. I have been taking Bariactric Advantage
vitamins  Multi-vitamins Berry flavor, calcium citate chewy bites choc flavored, Iron chewy bite
choc raspbeery truffle I love all the flavors that I take.
poet_kelly
on 9/12/11 10:02 am - OH
Why can't you take Centrum Silver anymore?  They are very similar to the BA multis.

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com          Kelly

Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.

 

krislbt41
on 9/12/11 5:17 am - Center Line, MI
I've been taking Centrium Silver since the surgeon said to go ahead and take my vitamins. Since I don't like chewing my vitamins I add them to my protein shakes once a day that way I'm still getting everything I need to be getting in.
                                        
SweetGirl11
on 9/12/11 12:35 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
Thanks for your input!   :)

Michelle    (OH member since 2004 - new user name)

HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 175
GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10   

Starting size 26/28, now size 12

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  -Hebrews 13:8

hockeymom8016
on 9/12/11 5:22 am - NJ
I have been taking Centrum since my surgery and my vitamin levels are good. I use the chewables and also take the kind that you swallow. I take one a day.

poet_kelly
on 9/12/11 10:01 am - OH
Your labs have all been good on just one a day?  I'm surprised because the ASMBS says we need 200% of the RDA of most things and you're only getting half that much.  Why did you decide to just take one a day?

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com          Kelly

Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.

 

hockeymom8016
on 9/12/11 10:14 am - NJ
My Nut told me to take one a day so that is what I have been doing. I just had my labwork done a few weeks ago and my levels were all good.  I do not know why but I have never had any issues except with Iron and D and I take extra doses of those.  

keepitoff91
on 9/12/11 5:24 am
RNY on 04/20/11 with
I have been taking Centrum silver chewables from day one. 2 a day. My surgeons office said its the only drug store brand that compares to a bariatric formula.

I decided to go with Centrum as a "protest" to how hard my surgeon and his partner pushed bariatric advantage brand. I have no evidence to support this, but I got the impression they must get a pretty big kick back. Funny with all the different choices they only recommend BA.

Just how I am about that kind of stuff.
    
SweetGirl11
on 9/12/11 12:43 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
I was taking only BA vitamins also up until a couple of months ago when I switched a couple of my vitamins to Vitalady.  I used the BA vitamins because it was easier to get all of my products from them, but then I got fed up with their "customer service".

Michelle    (OH member since 2004 - new user name)

HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 175
GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10   

Starting size 26/28, now size 12

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  -Hebrews 13:8

hlacy
on 9/12/11 10:19 pm - Chandler, AZ
RNY on 08/17/11 with
I've got a feeling this happens A LOT. Thank goodness my surgeon's office is not like that!
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come"           

Cicerogirl, The PhD
Version

on 9/12/11 6:34 am - OH
I have been switching back and forth between the Centrum regular chewables and the Centrum SIlver chewables fore several years (and occasionally I get the Celebrate pineapple strawberry for more flavor variety).  I then take additional Vitamin K (have to do an extra 200mg per day!) and D.

With the exception of the recent problem getting the Vit K up, and the problem with getting my Vit D up during the first year, my labs have been great for 4 years now taking the Centrum.

Lora

 7 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!  

“You don't drown by falling in the water.  You drown by staying there.”

 

SweetGirl11
on 9/12/11 12:28 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
Thanks Lora!  I'm going to order a Vit K supplement because my K was low at one point and that's why I was taking the ADEK.  I'm also taking Vitalady's Vit D-50.  I was taking all BA products in the beginning for ease of ordering, but now I'm being more picky and choosy about the products I'm taking.

Michelle    (OH member since 2004 - new user name)

HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 175
GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10   

Starting size 26/28, now size 12

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  -Hebrews 13:8

poet_kelly
on 9/12/11 9:59 am - OH
They are great.  Take two a day.  Note that they don't have iron so you'll need that separately - I don't think the BA ones have iron either, right?

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com          Kelly

Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.