ASMBS Supplement Recommendations

WELLESSE Bariatric Liquid Solutions
ASMBS Recommended Supplements by Weight Loss Surgery 

*These are suggested use only. Please discuss nutritional needs with your health care practitioner as each individual’s requirements may vary.

Nutrient WELLESSE
Dosage*
 
Pre-Surgery
ASMBS Guidelines Adjustable Gastric Band* Gastric Sleeve* Gastric Bypass* Duodenal Switch*
Calcium Wellesse Calcium and Vitamin D3 Liquid 1200-2400 mg/day split into 500-600 mg doses. Take 2 hours apart from Iron 1500 mg/day 1,200-2000 mg/day 1500-2000 mg/day 1800-2400 mg/day
Multi Vitamin Wellesse Multivitamin Liquid 100% DV for at least 2/3 of nutrients, with folate, once or twice daily Once Daily Twice Daily Twice Daily Twice Daily
Iron Wellesse Liquid Iron 18-65 mg/day, more for menstruating women 18 mg/day, 2 hours apart from Calcium 18-30 mg/day, 2 hours apart from Calcium 18-65 mg/day, 2 hours apart from Calcium 18-65 mg/day, 2 hours apart from Calcium
Vitamin
B-12 
Wellesse Vitamin B-12 Sublingual Liquid 1000 mcg/month as injection or up to 500 mcg/day orally 500-1000 mcg/day 500-1000 mcg/day 500-1000 mcg/day 500-1000 mcg/day
Vitamin D3 Wellesse Vitamin D3 Liquid 1000 IU 2000 IU/day from combined supplements.
Higher doses may be needed depending on deficiency levels
Depends on deficiency level Depends on deficiency level Depends on deficiency level 2000 IU/day

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Wellesse Liquid Supplements dosage amounts are easily adjusted using the included measuring dosage cup if needed and recommended by a health care professional for after bariatric surgery.  Most of the Wellesse Supplement may be taken together, straight or mixed in water, juice or smoothies.  However, Calcium and Iron should be taken at least two hours apart.

Excerpt from ASMBS Guidelines, page 580-581:

“It is important for the bariatric patient to take vitamin and mineral supplements, not only to prevent adverse health conditions that can arise after surgery, but because some nutrients such as calcium can enhance weight loss and help prevent weight regain. The nutrient deficiency might be proportional to the length of the absorptive area bypassed during surgical procedures and, to a lesser extent, to the percentage of weight loss.  With all procedures, higher maintenance doses may be required for those with a history of deficiency.”