I’ve heard that after having a weight-loss procedure people need to take lots of supplements. Why is that?
Follow bariatric surgery we recommend taking multivitamins, calcium plus vitamin D supplements and vitamin B12 supplements both Sleeve and Bypass patients. We also check blood work for vitamin/mineral status regularly after surgery for the first 5 years to determine any individual needs. After bariatric surgery you will only be eating three small ½ cup meals each day. Because of this decreased volume, there is no way to provide your body with all the vitamins and minerals that it needs from food alone, supplements are required to bridge the gap.