Following a weight loss procedure
, your body needs a complex range of multivitamins and minerals to stay healthy. Your eating patterns change to include smaller portions and you typically eat a more limited range of foods, both of which can lead to vitamin deficiencies. In addition, some weight loss procedures affect your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. This means that after a weight loss procedure, taking supplements is not a lifestyle choice, it is vital for your future health
It is also important to note that high street brands of vitamins and minerals are not suitable for weight loss surgery patients as they have insufficient concentrations of the key nutrients. This was regularly highlighted to Medical Director Dr David Ashton who, over many years of managing the post-operative care of weight loss surgery patients, continued to see patients suffer with symptoms of nutrient deficiency despite taking standard supplements. This led Dr Ashton to develop the VitaWeight™ range of vitamins and minerals in 2009 to meet the specific needs of a bariatric patient.