Hello. This is Michelle Phelan, nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics, where expertise meets true compassion. We’re always here for you before, during, and after your weight loss surgery procedure–because it’s the after that’s the most important part.
Today we’re going to talk about the top 5 supplement bariatric clients need post-surgery every day for the rest of their lives.
The first one is, of course, your multivitamin. You’ll be looking for a gummy or a chewable. Ideally, you’ll find or you’ll look for a bariatric formulation. The needs of a bariatric client far exceed the needs of someone just looking to maintain their health. A bariatric client is at risk for malnutrition, so it’s more important to get a bariatric formulation to cover any holes in their nutrient intake.
The second most important supplement you’ll need to take every day are probiotics. Probiotics are essential for nutrient uptake, energy, your good mood, and your immune system. They also help you have proper bowel movements every day.
The third most important supplement you’ll need to take every day are your B complex–your B vitamins. Folks, this is really important for all clients who’ve had bariatric surgery, regardless of the procedure. B vitamins can be depleted every day on a daily basis. It’s important that your B complex has a Methylcobalamin version of B12. This is so important for a post bariatric client. Methylcobalamin B12 is the most active version of B12, and therefore better absorbed by anyone who’s had bariatric surgery.
Another important supplement clients need to take every day is Omega 3 fatty acids. They can be found in fatty fish, like sardines, or salmon, or in flax seeds. These are your Omega 3 fatty acids, and they’re important for so many processes in your body.
The last thing that clients need to take every day will be your Calcium Citrate. Now make sure that your Calcium Citrate, or your bone health blend, is very bioavailable and highly absorbable for your body. It needs to be citrate with other cofactors like D3, Boron, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Silica. These cofactors help that Calcium get into the bones where it can be absorbed and assimilated.
Thank you for joining me. Don’t forget to check us out on our website, www.blossombariatrics.com for any additional information or questions that you may have. Thank you and have a very healthy day!