on 4/11/18 9:50 am
VSG on 05/14/18

Hi! I have been lurking for awhile but finally decided to make a screen name and post. My surgery is scheduled for 5/14 so I'm looking at what vitamins I need. Does anyone have any recommendations? I searched old posts but the last post was from 2017. Do they need to be the bariatric vitamins?


Cecily C.
on 4/11/18 10:35 am - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

Your surgeon will likely give you some recommendations. Some surgeons are anti any pill larger than a baby aspirin early on, so that leaves you with chewable vitamins. Mine recommended Optisource Bariatric Vitamins.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 166.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

on 4/11/18 10:37 am
VSG on 05/14/18

Thank you!

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 4/11/18 3:15 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

Here's a chart I made with the most recent vitamin recommendations available: v2v32hkDX0N6yZVfH8jBnpw/edit?usp=sharing

Generally speaking, you'll want to go with a good adult multivitamin (I use the Walgreen's version of Centrum Silver), as well as additional calcium and iron. Some people need to add in other supplements based on their lab work as time goes by.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

on 4/12/18 4:05 am
VSG on 05/14/18

Thank you! That is incredibly helpful. I'm kind of overwhelmed so I appreciate all the help :)

Valerie G.
on 4/13/18 5:15 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

Julie's recommendation is spot-on. The extra cost of designer bariatric vitamins is unnecessary.

11 years post op DS 
There is room on this earth for all of God's to the mashed potatoes

on 4/11/18 4:03 pm

If you get a good bariatric vitamin in a capsule, you don't have to cru**** and can mix it with an ounce of yogurt or applesauce till your tummy is healed.

on 4/11/18 5:44 pm
VSG on 02/06/18

These are the ones I been taking since day 1. I am 2 months out now and enjoy taking my vitamins

1-Flintstones Complete chewable- You could find this really anywhere, but I buy it at Walmart.

2- Vitamin D-3 1000 IU- Soft Chews Chocolate. I buy this at GNC

3- Nature's Bounty B-12 1000MCG- Make sure you get the one that desoves under your tongue. You could buy this in any pharmacy.

4- Calcium Citrate Soft Chews. I buy this one at GNC.

My nutritionist approved all of this when I showed her what I bought. Good luck.

on 4/14/18 12:08 pm
Revision with

Flinstones are NOT a good multi-vitamin to take post-bariatric surgery as they don't have the right amount of vitamins to keep us healthy.

on 4/14/18 1:06 pm
VSG on 02/06/18

That is strange because my nutritionist recommended those to me