My two favorite flavors on this earth - Chocolate and Mint - are now in a chewable vitamin by Bariatric Advantage.
"This multivitamin provides the high doses of fat-soluble vitamins needed by patients who have undergone duodenal switch or distal gastric bypass. It can also be used in cases where a physician determines a patient has greater nutritional needs."
They have released a Chewable Multi-Complete Vitamin High in Vitamins A, D, E, & K for Gastric Bypass Patients and Duodenal Switch Patients.
|Nutrient||2 Tablet Amount||2 Tablet %DV||3 Tablet Amount||3 Tablet %DV|
|Flavonoids||12.5||mg|| ||18.6||mg|| |
|Inositol||5||mg|| ||7.5||mg|| |
|Vanadium||25||mcg|| ||37.5||mcg|| |
|Per 2 and 3 tablets|
Directions: For gastric bypass or sleeve patients, take 2 tablets per day. For distal bypass or duodenal switch take 3 per day. Otherwise, take as directed by your physician.
Each chewable tablet smells like minty hot cocoa.
The texture is similar to previous Bariatric Advantage vitamins, there is a slight grit to them, but they dissolve into nothing pretty quickly.
The tablet's taste is a sweet cocoa with a hit of mint. There is a smidgen of vitamin-ish taste in there, but this particular combination does a SUPERB job of hiding it. (This, coming from a girl who has CHEWED NON-CHEWABLE VITAMINS by accident.)
This flavor is heavenly in comparison to some. I took three already today. That, is a sign of a winning vitamin.
Bariatric Advantage says:
High-dose Vitamin A, D, E and K. Patients who have undergone procedures with a greater degree of malabsorption (like duodenal switch) need higher levels of fat-soluble vitamins. We have recently revised this product to have 667 IU of vitamin D3 per tablet – or 2000 IU in 3 tablets. Water-miscible forms of all four fat-soluble vitamins offer the greatest stability as well as help to optimize intestinal absorption.
Comprehensive B Complex. Our product contains all eight of the required B vitamins as well as the accessory nutrients choline and inositol. We provide additional B1 to help support patients in maintaining levels of this nutrient especially in the early months after surgery. We also include a full 800 micrograms of folic acid, for heart health and to support women who may get pregnant after surgery.
Calcium Citrate. Because of decreased stomach acid after gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy calcium citrate is the preferred form of calcium supplement after weight loss surgery.
Trace Element Support. All of our multivitamins contain comprehensive trace element support with selenium, zinc, copper, chromium, vanadium and more.
Easy on the digestive system. Many nutrients, especially minerals like magnesium and zinc can be hard on the digestive system. We have opted for nutrient forms like zinc citrate and l-selenomethionine that are both well absorbed and easy on the gut.
100 percent sugar free. This formula is entirely free of all sugars. It is sweetened with Sucralose (Splenda®).
Minimal “other” ingredients. Our chewable multivitamins contain the minimal amount of low-allergen tableting materials needed to create a chewable tablet. There is no wheat, gluten, egg, or dairy in our formulas. We also do not include ingredients such as starch, talc, vegetable oils, waxes, or chemical dyes.
Great Taste. We know that many people experience change in taste perception after weight loss surgery. Our flavors are selected by a focus group of post-operative patients to help assure that you will like them!
- Product - Bariatric Advantage Multivitamins - Duodenal Switch - Multi-Formula Chewable High ADEK in Chocolate Mint Truffle
- Via - Bariatric Advantage
- Price - 180 count ($39.95)
- Pros - MM's favorite flavor combination, chewable high-level vitamin supplementation.
- Cons - ?
- Rating - Pouchworthy, MM.