Taking Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Vitamins and minerals are vital for appetite regulation, fat storage and metabolic rate so are important for good health, weight loss and long term weight maintenance.

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. It is, therefore advised that gastric band patients take multivitamin tablets. 

Multivitamin & Minerals 
To include Selenium, Copper (minimum 2mg), Zinc (at a ratio of 8-15mg to every 1mg of Copper) . Suitable preparations include: 

  • Forceval
  • Centrum Fruity Chewables for Adults
  • Bassett’s Active Health Multivitamins with Minerals for adults
  • Sanatogen A-Z Complete
  • Superdrug A-Z Multivitamin & Mineral
  • Lloyds Pharmacy A-Z Multivitamin & Mineral