vitamin question (Bariatric Advantage)

on 1/27/20 7:00 am
VSG on 06/28/17

I take the Bariatric Advantage bypass formula and the dose is 6 CAPSULES A DAY for the iron free multivitamin. Does anyone else take these? Do you take all 6 capsules in one dose? I have been separating them and taking them before meals when I take my calcium citrate with D and then iron separately. It feels like a lot of swallowing for our tiny stomachs.

on 1/27/20 8:38 am
RNY on 06/03/15

this doesn't really answer your question, but a lot of us on here just take Centrum (or the generic equivalent). Much cheaper and does the trick...

on 1/27/20 9:16 am
VSG on 06/28/17

I am not sure if I can do that yet but down the road once my lab work is better I would definitely love it if I could do that. I had protein calorie malnutrition but it is getting better. I just finished a round of iron infusions earlier this month and I am trying to stay on top of my calcium, (labs were lower end of normal but when I fell and broke my jaw in 2 places the surgeon said the brake was abnormal and it really left me worrying about bone density/strength because I am not really old enough where one would expect my bones to be like that iykwim).

I keep reading that our bodies get better at absorbing nutrition and i really hope that is true. I know I was told certain forms of iron and calcium for supplements...has that been an issue with only taking the Centrum? I value input here...

on 1/27/20 9:37 am
RNY on 04/25/18

I take the bariatric ultra multivitamin. I have not carefully investigated Centrum equivalency. I also take 2 chewable bariatric calcium chews. I have no problem getting these in and my lab work is just fine. Yes, it is not as cheap, but I am having good results so I am not fooling with it.

on 1/27/20 10:45 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Have you had a DEXA bone density scan? The recommendation is for every 2 years postop. It's the only test that can truly tell us about bone health.

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.

on 1/27/20 1:46 pm
VSG on 06/28/17

I have not had a DEXA bone density scan or one offered to me. I will make a note to ask about it the next time I am in.

on 1/28/20 6:26 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I just take Centrum (or the CVS equivalent) as my multi. I also take carbonyl iron, calcium citrate, D3, K2, B12, and vitamin B complex (because we need more Thiamine (B1) then most multivitmains provide).

I don't know how old you are, but i was diagnosed with osteoporosis when I was 57. I didn't have a DEXA scan before WLS, so I don't know how much of it is due to that or if it's just genetics - osteoporosis runs rampant in my family. Probably some of both, I'd guess. (I take vitamin K2 because of my osteoporosis. I wasn't told to do so by a medical professional, but I've read in numerous places, including here on OH, that it's good for getting calcium into your bones. At any rate, my PCP and endocrinologist (whom I see because of my osteoporosis) both know I take K2 and never told me not to, so...).

on 1/27/20 1:29 pm - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

Barriatric advantage has a new one a day pill that cost about $20 a month it's big but I get it down easily Ultra solo with iron. I never heard of taking 6 multi from Bariatric advantage 3 is the most I took.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

on 1/27/20 1:31 pm
VSG on 06/28/17

The last bottle I had it was 3 pills but this month it was 6. I wonder if they changed something.

Laura in Texas
on 1/28/20 10:12 am
RNY on 09/17/08 with

I guess you must be on THIS one. 6 capsules is a lot, but that is definitely what it states to take.

I recently switched to Opurity and take 2 capsules a day. I used to take regular vitamins but my K and A levels tanked so I switched to bariatric vitamins. I am hoping this gets my numbers back up to par.

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

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