Bariatric multivitamins are a combination of many different vitamins, and often contain minerals, that are normally found in foods and other natural sources. DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamins are formulated to include vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, and vitamin A.
In such cases where people may be prone to deficiencies in these nutrients owing to illness, pregnancy, poor nutrition, digestive disorders, bariatric surgery and other health conditions, taking DEKAs bariatric multivitamins may be beneficial.
It is fairly common practice for people who have undergone the duodenal switch surgery to take DEKAs bariatric multivitamins. But as the population of people who have undergone any bariatric surgery grows further out from their surgery dates, as well as these people age into other health conditions, the medical community is seeing more nutrient deficiencies among all bariatric surgeries.
See RD Elizabeth’s article, “Bariatric Vitamins, Is Discontinuing Ever an Option?”
Thusly, depending on your specific needs, the DEKAs bariatric multivitamins may be of greater benefit to you than a standard multivitamin. Note well that an overdose of vitamins A, D, E, or K can cause serious or life-threatening side effects. So be sure to have your annual bariatric blood work done religiously and discuss any feelings of un-wellness with your bariatric surgeon and/or physician before taking DEKAs bariatric multivitamins.
Also see our article, “Essential Bariatric Vitamins and Minerals.”
Comparison of DEKAs Multivitamins by Brand
This chart compares the ingredients of several brands of DEKAs Multivitamins, also known as ADEK.
DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamin Review
DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamins have been created by the same developers that created the well-known Bariatric Advantage Advanced EA Multivitamin. And it uses the same delivery technology as Bariatric Advantage Advanced EA Multivitamin. This is a clinically proven delivery technology to enhance absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. This, in turn, helps bariatric patients overcome micronutrient malabsorption.
Plus DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamins contain more vitamin D and thiamine, consistent with the new ASMBS guidelines, than Bariatric Advantage Advanced EA Multivitamin. Add to that, DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamins costs $12 less per month through the BariatricPal Store! And the chewable tablet is quite palatable to even the fussiest taste buds.
DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamins conform to the latest European, British and US dietary guidelines for Bariatric Surgery. They are clinically tested in the USA and do not contain any elements sourced from China.
Caution about Multivitamins
Avoid taking more than one multivitamin product at the same time unless your doctor tells you to do so. Taking similar vitamin products together can result in a vitamin overdose or serious side effects. Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have taken too many vitamins or experience any side effects.
Caution about DEKAs Multivitamins
An overdose of vitamins A, D, E, or K can cause serious or life-threatening side effects. Certain minerals contained in a multivitamin may also cause serious overdose symptoms if you take too much.
Do not take this multivitamin with milk, other dairy products, calcium supplements, or antacids that contain calcium. Calcium should be taken at least two hours before or after DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamins as calcium and iron should not be taken together
Bottom Line on DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamins
If your bariatric surgeon or physician determines your health would benefit from vitamins D, E, K, and A, then a good choice would be the DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamins.
You may order a convenient monthly shipment of DEKAs Bariatric Multivitamins from the BariatricPal Store for only $36 USD. Plus get free shipping on orders over $69 and save 10% on your first order with code BariatricPal10.
In some cases, health insurance may cover the cost of DEKAs bariatric multivitamins. Please ask your physician or dietician. If DEKAs is not covered it may be helpful if your physician or other health professional submits a letter of medical necessity to your insurance company. This letter should explain the patient’s condition (that results in malabsorption) and the need for the delivery technology used in the DEKAs multivitamins to overcome micronutrient malabsorption. Please download an example here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions.
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