Gastric Band Vitamin & Mineral Supplements

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Medically reviewed by Prof Rishi Singhal MBBS, MRCS, FRCS, MD  
By Heather Fry BSC (Hons)

Vitamins and minerals are vital for good health. After weight loss surgery, portion sizes are smaller, some food groups may not be tolerated and there may be reduced absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Following your Gastric Band procedure, we strongly recommend that you take a daily vitamin and mineral supplement in line with guidance from The British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS). Most surgeons will advise against taking tablets for the first 4 weeks after your surgery. We have listed alternatives to take during this time, such as soluble forms.

Multivitamin & Mineral

This must include copper, folic acid (400-800µg), iron, selenium, thiamine, and zinc. We have looked at what is currently available and suitable preparations include:

– Aldi Activ-max A-Z Multivitamin & Mineral tablet (once daily)
– Asda A-Z Multivitamins & Minerals Wellbeing tablet (once daily)
– Boots Vegan A-Z Wellness Formula tablet (once daily)
– Forceval capsule (once daily)
– Forceval soluble (once daily)
– Holland and Barrett ABC to Z Multivitamins tablet (once daily)
– LloydsPharmacy A-Z Multivitamins & Minerals tablet (once daily)
– Morrisons A-Z Multivitamins & Minerals tablet (once daily)
– Sainsbury’s A-Z Multivitamins & Minerals tablet (once daily)
– Sanatogen A-Z Complete Multivitamin tablet (once daily)
– Superdrug A-Z Multivitamins with Minerals tablet (once daily)
– Tesco A-Z Multivitamins & Minerals tablet (once daily)

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