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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are VitaWeight™ supplements suitable for me?
Yes! VitaWeight™ supplements are of vital importance to your health if you are about to undergo or have had any weight loss surgery procedure. For more details on the vitamin requirements for each procedure, click on the appropriate link below.
How does VitaWeight™ differ from high street brands?
- Designed to meet the specific nutrient needs of patients following weight loss surgery
- VitaWeight™ is the only range to comply with the guidelines of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
- Simple dosage
- No more confusing combinations of tablets and injections. VitaWeight™ meets the nutritional needs of a weight loss surgery patient in an easy to follow dosage of Multivitamin and Calcium capsules
- Calcium citrate
- Standard supplements contain calcium carbonate, primarily due to cost. VitaWeight™ contains the citrate salt, which studies have shown to have superior absorption, particularly after weight loss surgery
- Iron bisglycinate
- Unlike ferrous sulphate, the form of iron used in standard supplements, iron bisglycinate does not irritate the stomach; is non-constipating; has no metallic taste and has 4 x better absorption
- All 8 B vitamins, including vitamin B12
- This removes the need for a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve patient to have B12 injections at their GP surgery every 3 months
- Easy on the digestive system
- We’ve chosen nutrient forms like zinc and magnesium citrate which are both well absorbed and easier on the gut compared with other supplements
- Trace elements
- Our multivitamin preparation includes optimal trace element support for weight loss surgery patients including zinc, selenium, copper, boron, molybdenum and chromium