Gummy Vitamins

on 2/24/20 5:59 pm
VSG on 12/08/14

I am now a little over 5 years post op and I have been taking the bariatric chewable vitamins. I am getting

tired of the taste... too chalky for me even after trying several flavors. Wondering if anyone takes the gummy vitamins? If so, how many? I have been taking the gummy calcium and love the taste so I thought about switching over my vitamin to gummies. Your thoughts and suggestions? Thanks in advance.

carolyn dean
on 2/24/20 6:39 pm

I had my surgery 10 years ago...last year..and I take the gummy vitamins and they are good...I take 2 B12 gummy, 2 biotin gummy, and 2 of the multi vitamins...and I've been doing good with those...

Well I guess I need to tell you a little about myself..My name is Carolyn I live in Al. & I've lived here all of my life well just about, that is since i was 10...I have a very supportive husband & daughter.. They are backing me 100% on this weight loss surgery..I've been overweight most of my adult life, I have done like most everyone else I've been on one diet after another. I would lose & then just turn around & gain it right back plus more...I'm so ready to get it off & keep it off, I'm tired of being miserable all the time & not being able to do the things I would like to do...
Laura in Texas
on 2/24/20 6:42 pm
RNY on 09/17/08 with

Is there a reason you don't take pills? I am not sure gummies have all the nutrients we need in them.

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."

on 2/24/20 6:52 pm
VSG on 12/08/14

I like the chewing part of taking vitamins and I think I would like the taste. As far as the nutrients in dummies....? That's what I'm wondering about.

on 2/24/20 7:18 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

My program said no gummy versions, ever, we don't break them down well enough to get all the nutrients. Chewable ok but gummy no.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 2/25/20 4:37 am
VSG on 12/08/14

Thank you!!! Good to know! :)

on 2/27/20 3:11 pm - Victorville, CA
RNY on 05/19/14 with

My program has stated the very same thing.

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 2/25/20 8:05 am
RNY on 08/05/19

You want your vitamins to get you to 200% RDA of all vitamins and minerals. You can do that with regular vitamin pills just as well as you can with bariatric chewables.

Gummy vitamins are not recommended because you would need to take a very large dose, maybe even three or four doses, to reach those numbers. That many gummies would have far too much sugar.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

on 2/25/20 8:37 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Be careful of gummy calcium. Last I checked, they were all tricalcium phosphate or calcium carbonate. You won't absorb either of those very well, at all. We really, really need calcium citrate.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 2/25/20 12:24 pm
RNY on 08/05/19

The good news is that you CAN get calcium citrate in soft-chews (like starburst). Bariatric Fusion brand makes them in several flavors.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!