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.
|ASMBS Guidelines||Adjustable Gastric Band*||Gastric Sleeve*||Gastric Bypass*||Duodenal Switch*|
|Calcium||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||100% DV for at least 2/3 of nutrients, with folate, once or twice daily||Once Daily||Twice Daily||Twice Daily||Twice Daily|
|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|
|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||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|
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.”