What Makes a Chewable Bariatric Vitamin “The Best?”
What are the criteria for a chewable bariatric vitamin to be considered the best? There are several factors that I consider:
- Taste: Does it have a pleasing taste like food rather than minerals?
- Mouthfeel: Is the texture pleasurable?
- Quality: Does it meet the ASMBS nutritional guidelines?
- Ingredients: Are they sugar-free and gluten-free?
- Price: Are they a good value?
Reasons We Stop Taking Our Bariatric Vitamins
Granted we all should know by now how important it is to take our bariatric vitamins at each meal. However, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) published a review article to make bariatric surgeons aware of a major health concern, “Data continue to suggest that the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies is increasing, while monitoring of patients at follow-up is decreasing.”
What does this mean to us, the bariatric patients? It means that we are suffering, have suffered, or will suffer nutritional deficiencies (like my battle with iron deficiency anemia) that largely go undiagnosed and untreated by our physicians.
And if you aren’t aware, nutrition and supplementation plays a critical role in the ongoing health of people who have had bariatric surgery, according to the ASMBS. That’s because nutrient deficiencies will lead to serious, sometimes life-threatening, health conditions in due time.
Check out our related article by RD Elizabeth Anderson, “Bariatric Vitamins: Is Discontinuing Ever an Option?”
We need to be very serious about taking our bariatric vitamins every day for life. But it can be a real hassle to swallow a small handful of vitamins several times a day, day after day, forever. And what happens is that we eventually break this good habit.
Add to that, liquid or chewable tablet multivitamins don’t offer much of a solution because they’re fairly unpleasant to our tastebuds. So compliance with our daily bariatric vitamin regimen remains a problem.
Best Tasting Bariatric Vitamin
The solution to vitamin compliance? We need to find the best tasting bariatric vitamin for us, one that we will be most likely to take every day for life.
With that said, let’s look at a chewable bariatric vitamin that scores high in terms of taste, mouthfeel, quality, ingredients, and price. And these might just keep you compliant with taking your bariatric vitamins every day for life!
Soft Chews, the Tasty Chewable Bariatric Vitamin
Now we can enjoy a great-tasting chewable bariatric vitamin and mineral “soft chew.” Soft Chews from Bariatric Fusion are a chewable bariatric vitamin that is reminiscent of a Starburst Fruit Chew candy.
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I learned that Bariatric Fusion Soft Chews have been reformulated to provide a better tasting, smoother consistency, and improved texture. So if you tried Soft Chews before and weren’t delighted then I am sure you will love them now.
Bariatric Fusion Soft Chews are individually wrapped, with the familiar shape and texture of a Starburst. But Soft Chews bariatric vitamins are softer and easier to chew — and won’t get stuck in our teeth like a Starburst candy does.
Soft Chews by Bariatric Fusion come in tasty fruit flavors:
- Cherry Pineapple Multivitamin Soft Chews (my favorite)
- Mixed Berry Multivitamin Soft Chews
- Tropical Fruit Multivitamin Soft Chews
And while most chewable bariatric vitamins have an off-putting gritty texture, Bariatric Fusion Soft Chews are smooth and velvety. The Cherry Pineapple Soft Chews and Tropical Fruit Soft Chews provide a pleasurable sensation for my tongue and mouth! I did find the Mixed Berry Soft Chews to be somewhat gritty and thusly it is my least favorite flavor.
Specially-Formulated Bariatric Multivitamin Soft Chews
The most important of all the Soft Chews’ attributes are that these chewable bariatric vitamins are good for us! Bariatric Fusion Soft Chews are formulated to increase bioavailability — meaning that they’ll be absorbed and utilized by our bodies.
Soft Chews nutrition:
- Only 2 chews per day
- 20 essential vitamins and minerals
- Sugar-free and Gluten free
- Meets all major nutritional guidelines of the ASMBS, Obesity Society, and Endocrine Society
Bariatric Fusion suggests pairing Soft Chews bariatric multivitamin with their Iron Soft Chews and Calcium Soft Chews to meet all of the daily recommended ASMBS nutritional guidelines. And remember to take your vitamins with food and to allow several hours between taking iron and calcium supplements for best absorption.
Save Money on Bariatric Vitamins Made for You
It is important to fully understand and take seriously the outcomes of bariatric surgery on the body and on nutrient needs post-operatively. And the ASMBS guidelines are imperative to reducing the incidence of nutrient deficiencies.
Thus a bariatric vitamin that not only follows the ASMBS nutritional guidelines but also meets the needs of bariatric patients in terms of taste preferences, cost, and lifestyle is essential for helping patients adhere to their daily vitamin regimen for life.
To that end, Bariatric Fusion provides a wide variety of formulations in their line of bariatric multivitamins to suit each patient’s individual preferences. Visit the Bariatric Fusion website to learn more and save money on bariatric vitamins with coupon code MBL10:
- Bariatric Fusion Multivitamin Soft Chews
- Bariatric Fusion Complete Chewable Vitamin and Mineral
- Bariatric Fusion Vitamin Stick Packs (add to water)
- Bariatric Fusion 1 Per Day Multivitamin Capsule with Iron
- Other capsule and chewable bariatric vitamins and supplements to support optimal health
Remember to use coupon code MBL10 to save money on bariatric vitamins at Bariatric Fusion. You’ll get 10% off site-wide on every purchase made thru December 31, 2019!
Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life