Switching vitamins

on 2/18/20 9:20 am
VSG on 11/06/14

Hello, I am 5+ years out and would like to switch from the Multi-Vitamin patch, as it is too expensive for me. I use, one multi-vitamin patch, one Vitamin D3 - 50 mcg/2000iu, one Fish oil 1200 mg (includes 720 mg omega 3), one Folic Acid - 400 mcg per day, and one B12 - 500 mcg per week). My labs have been fine. Can I switch to Centrum Silver (I am 60 years old) or Centrum Adult twice a day instead of the patch? Also, do you think it is necessary that I continue the other supplements? (Centrum Silver includes: D3 - 500 IU, Folate - 400 mcg and B12 25 mcg which would be doubled twice a day). I noticed that the Centrum is not really comparable to patch levels and I am getting very confused at this point. (I have moved from Maryland to Florida, so no longer visit my original surgeon and I am not really sure if requirements have changed since my surgery). Thank you!


on 2/18/20 9:27 am
VSG on 11/06/14

One more question. (Sorry!) Do the Centrum big, hard pills really dissolve enough to be effective?


Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 2/18/20 9:44 am
RNY on 08/05/19

I take a double dose of Centrum Silver, plus additional calcium and iron, and my blood work is fine. Generally, you want to shoot for 200% RDA on everything.

It would be wise to get your blood levels checked. Your regular doctor can order the tests and help you go over the results.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
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on 2/18/20 10:16 am
VSG on 11/06/14

Thank you so much Sparklekitty!


on 2/18/20 10:17 am
VSG on 11/06/14

Do you take them both at the same time?


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