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#1 ChiefsLady

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:18 AM

Went to my surgeons office couple weeks ago. His staff was passing out samples of Bariatric Fusion chewable vitamins. I tried them an they taste pretty darn good. Also have the pamphlet describing the product/price an other items in the product line. The vitamins say they are Complete everything we need in 4 pills a day for gastric bypass patients. That there is no need for anything else. There is even Biotin in these tablets. Adjustable band folks take 2 tablets daily and Sleeve only have to take 1. They are sugar free chelated an 120 tablets cost 24.99. That's a months worth of everything we need in one darn bottle. That would be 299.88 a year and way cheaper than what i am spending at my NUT office on her stuff. Here is a list of what i have bought from her....NOT CHEAP.

 

 

Vitamin C Buffered Powder $28.00

 Ferrochel Iron Chelate $15.00

Twice Daily Multi $37.00 

Physiologis Vitamin B-12 Lozenge 1x weekly $21.00

Emulsi-D3 Synergy with Vitamin K $22.00

Calcium Citrate " Liquid" $35.00

 

The multi vitamin,iron,calcium i'd have to replace every 2 months. The B 12 twice a year an Vitamin C and D drops once a year. Not even going to bother with a total because i know it's way more expensive than 299.88 yearly. Plus i'm loving the idea of only taking 4 chewable tasty vitamins a day. Want the freedom of not having to remember an take all those other vitamins through the day an evening. 

 

Wondering if anyone else use Bariatric Fusion an if you are pleased? If my surgeons office is pushing them..They can't be bad right? 



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2 week detox diet i lost 4 pounds

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#2 Lil Georgia Peach

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:07 PM

I am using them and also the sublingual B12 which is actually my favorite so far. The strawberry flavor is okay but I am going to do cherry next time. Just have to get used to the chalky texture but it is cheaper than all the others and recommended by my surgeon.


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#3 ChiefsLady

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:54 AM

I need a little more research on them. I found two blogs and will link them. I'm just not sure now if i should switch my vitamins to these or not. I have plenty of the expensive vitamins from my Nut left. I see my surgeon in July. So i'm gonna ask him or the staff what their opinion is. So much information and opinions on the web. Just not sure what the heck to do. Like i said before my doctors office is selling the vitamins. I'm confused because i read they lack vitamin K. Hoping these vitamins are ok because the freedom of just 4 chews a day would be amazing!

 

http://bariatrictv.c...hp?topic=8645.0

 

http://www.meltingma...eplacement.html


Edited by ChiefsLady, 16 April 2013 - 03:57 AM.


Start weight 237- But not my highest by a long shot

2 week detox diet i lost 4 pounds

Day of my surgery i weighed 233

                                    
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#4 sakura

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:35 AM

I think the Celebrate and BA multis for bypass also lack K. Some people take the ones designed for DS instead that have extra ADEK.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:11 AM

I think the Celebrate and BA multis for bypass also lack K. Some people take the ones designed for DS instead that have extra ADEK.

Celebrate's regular chewable and capsule multi has 40mcg of vitamin K.  

 

BA's regular multivitamins don't show vitamin K on the ingredient list.  Their "High ADEK" has 60mcg vitamin K. 


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#6 sakura

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

Right. Sorry about the misinformation. Thanks for clarifying.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

The reason Bariatric Fusion lacks Vitamin K is because it promotes blood clotting. Right after surgery, I know gettig blood clots is a big risk, so the company leaves out the Vit K on purpose.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:11 PM

Hah my Nut told me just to buy Flintstones chewable multi-vitamins !




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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

Hah my Nut told me just to buy Flintstones chewable multi-vitamins !

 

A VSG doesn't bring malabsorption issues.  These folk are Gastric Bypass patients - proper vitamin and mineral supplementation is essential.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

A VSG doesn't bring malabsorption issues.  These folk are Gastric Bypass patients - proper vitamin and mineral supplementation is essential.

 

Quite, my bad.

 

Eggface swears by these, she is a hugely successful RNY, and they are possibly less expensive, and probably every bit as good - http://www.celebratevitamins.com/shop/

 

Somebody linked them above, so it would be worth comparing cost per day.

 

In fact, I may use their VSG specific multivitamins if they are cheaper than Flintstones.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:04 AM

I have a bottle of liquid D with Vitamin K. Wondering if i buy the BF vitamins, should i take the liquid D&K along with them? 



Start weight 237- But not my highest by a long shot

2 week detox diet i lost 4 pounds

Day of my surgery i weighed 233

                                    
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#12 cinwa

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:33 AM

The reason Bariatric Fusion lacks Vitamin K is because it promotes blood clotting. Right after surgery, I know gettig blood clots is a big risk, so the company leaves out the Vit K on purpose.

 

According to Bariatric Fusion, "Vitamin K is not included in Bariatric Fusion® so as to better manage patients on anti-coagulant therapy".  But not everyone is put on anticoagulants (like Heparin shots) post-op and it's not normal to start taking multivitamins immediately post-WLS anyway - my programme stated to start 2 weeks post-op.

 

Quite, my bad.

 

Eggface swears by these, she is a hugely successful RNY, and they are possibly less expensive, and probably every bit as good - http://www.celebratevitamins.com/shop/

 

Somebody linked them above, so it would be worth comparing cost per day.

 

In fact, I may use their VSG specific multivitamins if they are cheaper than Flintstones.

 

In the early stages post-op, regardless of what weight-loss surgery we have, I'd recommend that everyone take a quality multivitamin that provides 100% RDA vitamins and minerals (for VSG and AGB) or 200% for gastric bypass (RNY and DS) because we're getting little to no nutrition from our foods at that stage.

 

5 1/2 years out and I still use Celebrate Multi's.  

 

I have a bottle of liquid D with Vitamin K. Wondering if i buy the BF vitamins, should i take the liquid D&K along with them? 

 

Vitamin D and vitamin K work together to strengthen your bones and to help them develop properly so it's not unusual to find a small dose of vitamin K with vitamin D supplements.  The one I started on had 40 mcg of vitamin K per 500 IU of vitamin D3.  

 

Given that the AI (adequate intake) established for vitamin K is 90 mcg/day for a woman and 120 mcg/day for a man, I was told it was OK to use that along with my Celebrate chewable multivamins.  That brought my vitamin K supplement intake to 80 mcg/day.  Once I was cleared to take capsules and tablets, I dropped the liquid vitamin D and went on to take dry-form vitamin D3 in capsule form - I was deficient anyway so needed a far higher dose.  

 

Note to all gastric bypass patients - we don't absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K in gelcap form too well so if you need to supplement with extra, it's advisable to buy those in a dry form (capsule).  Vitacost has a good selection.

 

But as always - it's important to discuss all these things with your surgeon beforehand and take notes.  There's a lot going on so it's always helpful to have these things written down.


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