Perhaps the first, and definatly longest lasting bariatrc vitamin formulations out on the market today has got to be Optisource. In fact, they have even hit the “big time” by being easily accessible in Walgreens.
Get at least 100% of the daily value for 23 vitamins and minerals in just four tablets.
With the recommended daily dose of just four OPTISOURCE chewable tablets, patients recovering from malabsorbtive bariatric surgery will receive at least 100% of the daily value for 23 vitamins and minerals! These include high levels of calcium, vitamin B12, iron and folic acid for increased absorption. Chewable tablets that pack a huge nutritional punch.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually posted a copy of my labwork and how to read it, nor how to determine what should be done in terms of supplements.
Let’s rectify that now.
Keep in mind that while my doc is good about ordering labs? He’s still not perfect about ordering what I ask for. This was one of my best requests, though.
These are some labs that were pulled on October 11th, 2010. Included are the reference intervals for this particular labs, and marked as high/low if applicable.
For all the vitamins that are out on the market, the newest “craze” are the gummy “vitamins.”
First came the gummies for kids to help get kids to take them. I get the reasoning.
But then they made adult vitamins using a gummy formulation.
And post-ops who thought Flintstones were good enough? Now thought gummies were a great option.
And just like Flintstones.. they aren’t.
There are many reasons I do not want to be a “Professional Post-op” and why I am liable to laugh out loud at those who would use that term to describe me.
I don’t play games. I don’t play politics. I’m not fake. I’m not effusive with my emotions. I’m not overly chatty. I tend to be very analytical with my thoughts. I’m not overly graceful socially. I’m quite literal in words, actions, and thoughts. I try very hard not to overreact. I try not to judge others harshly (let’s face it — we all judge.. it is human nature). And I try not to allow my emotions to color my thoughts.
That last one is really a bitch.
It is why I’m writing this blog post today rather than last night. Last night, I was too angry to be rational. Instead, I painted my nails black and watched Criminal Minds. Today, I’m just sad.