By Karla Reyes, MS, RDN, LD
I know that we drill you over vitamins… Are you taking them? Which kind? Are you consistent?
But we do this with good heart (trust me, we care about you!)
So…ARE VITAMINS REALLY NECESSARY????
The answer is: YES! Very crucial! Here’s why:
Bariatric surgery significantly alters the physiology of our digestive system, altering the way we absorb our vitamins and minerals from our food. Also, keep in mind that the amount of food changes as well, making it impossible to get all vitamins and mineral through diet itself. Therefore, vitamin supplementation is essential for life after bariatric surgery.