Important minerals after WLS
In order for you to feel as good as possible after your weight loss surgery, in addition to eating healthy and nutritious food, make sure that you take your extra vitamins and minerals to ensure your nutritional needs are met!
The reason you need extra supplements of vitamins and minerals after WLS is that the body’s ability to absorb them deteriorates. One reason for this is that the amount of hydrochloric acid in the pouch is very low after both a gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. Hydrochloric acid is needed to activate and absorb several vitamins and minerals. Absorption is even more limited with a gastric bypass since the part of the intestine that is bypassed is where a lot of nutrition is absorbed.
Many people feel great after their operation, and we know that it can be difficult to take supplements when you’re perhaps better than ever! The tricky thing is that many deficiencies take several years to develop. Here you will get a crash course on the important minerals after surgery and why you need to take your supplements to keep that good feeling going!