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Taking Mineral and Vitamin Supplements

Vitamins and medications
Vitamins and medications

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 & Mineral 
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

Other Post-op Information

getting active

Getting Active

Post Op Diet

Post Op Diet




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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits vary and are different for each individual. As such, Healthier Weight cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals.