Lifelong vitamin and mineral supplementation is essential in weight-loss surgery patients to prevent side-effects such as osteoporosis and fractures. However, patient compliance with supplements is known to be poor. New methods of achieving long-term compliance are offering better routes to improving the health of bariatric surgery patients.
Vitamins, minerals and other supplements
Vitamin D oral spray is more effective than tablets for beating winter colds and flu (and is ideal for bariatric patients for quick and efficient absorption) More than three million people across the UK could fend off acute respiratory infections such as colds or flu every year if everyone took Vitamin D supplements,
I haven’t come across too many pre- or post-op patients bouncing with energy at this the tail end of January – could it be lack of sunlight, low vitamin D levels or more? Check out the guest post below for some possible answers and solutions …
GUEST POST: When you step into a health food store or a vitamin shop, there is often an abundance of protein supplements to choose from and sales people claiming they are “nutritionists” trying to sell you the best liquid or powder protein products on the market. There is a large assortment of protein supplementation available
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