Bariatric Advantage Multi Formula Capsule - 180 or 540 Count
While most post-operative weight loss surgery patients will select a chewable product for life, some will only want a product they can swallow or wish to switch to a product they can swallow after some months or years. Our capsules are a small size to help facilitate easy swallowing – no double-aught (“00”) capsule or “horse pills.” They offer high-level nutritional support, antioxidant fortification, and the same attention to nutrient form and bioavailability as our chewable vitamins. In addition, there are a few unique properties to the capsules.
Some features and benefits of this product include:
Comprehensive B Complex. Our product contains all eight of the required B vitamins as well as the accessory nutrients choline and inositol. We provide additional B1 to help support patients in maintaining levels of this nutrient especially in the early months after surgery. We also include a full 800 micrograms of folic acid, for heart health and to support women who may get pregnant after surgery.
Water-miscible Fat-soluble Vitamins. We use only water-miscible forms of vitamins A, E, D in all of our formulas. This may improve bioavailability. We also use only natural vitamin E for its superior bioavailability, and Vitamin D3, which is more bioactive than the D2 form.
Calcium Citrate. Because of decreased stomach acid after gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy calcium citrate is the preferred form of calcium supplement after weight loss surgery.
Trace Element Support. All of our multivitamins contain comprehensive trace element support with selenium, zinc, copper, chromium, vanadium and more. This product also contains a full 99 milligrams of potassium, and 3 mg of boron.
Additional antioxidant support. Our capsules contain more antioxidants than our other formulas. We are able to do this because we do not have to be concerned with the taste for some less palatable nutrients. This includes a full 25 milligrams of lipoic acid and 100mg the sulfur-containing antioxidant N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC). NAC helps the body to regenerate glutathione, a potent intracellular antioxidant. It also supports respiratory, liver and cardiovascular health. Lipoic acid is a universal antioxidant (both fat and water soluble) that support the nervous system and may help to maintain healthy blood sugars.
Easy on the digestive system. Many nutrients, especially minerals like magnesium and zinc can be hard on the digestive system. We have opted for nutrient forms like zinc citrate and l-selenomethionine that are both well absorbed and easy on the gut.
Minimal “other” ingredients. Like our chewable multivitamins, our capsules contain the minimal amount of low-allergen materials needed to assure proper breakdown. There is no wheat, gluten, egg, or dairy in our formulas. We also do not include ingredients such as starch, talc, vegetable oils, waxes, or chemical dyes.