One common challenge after bariatric surgery is the intake of an adequate amount of protein, which is essential for post-operative healing, normal metabolic activity, enzyme production, immune function, wound healing, and health of hair, skin, nails, and bones.* This is why most surgeons and dieticians recommend a post-operative protein supplement. Many physicians also recommend a protein supplement before surgery to enhance pre-op weight loss.*
In addition, bariatric surgery patients need to supplement with a complete array of vitamins and minerals to help prevent deficiencies common in this patient population.* Another issue in weight loss is intestinal health and how it affects immune function. Many experts consider obesity to be linked to inflammation, as many obese individuals have increased inflammatory cytokines produced by fat cells and intestinal enterocytes. Research shows that ingestion of bovine immunoglobulins results in a decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha in intestinal cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide.* Orally-ingested immunoglobulins resist stomach acid digestion, allowing them to bind to microbes in the gut and sparing the body from having to produce these immunoglobulins by immune cells in the gut.*
Medipro Bariatic contains 30 grams of high-quality protein per serving provided as whey protein isolate. It contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, as well as 2 grams of bovine serum immunoglobulins per serving for gastrointestinal and immune support. It is sweetened with all-natural stevia extract and a small amount of pure evaporated cane juice sugar.
One (42.5 g) Scoop Contains:
Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 30 g
Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene) 5,000 IU
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60 mg
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 600 IU
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl) 30 IU
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) 1.5 mg
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium) 1.7 mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 2 mg
Folate (as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt) 500 mcg
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 12 mcg
Biotin 300 mcg
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 10 mg
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate-Malate) 150 mg
Iron (as Iron Picolinate) 9 mg
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 147 mcg
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate) 100 mg
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 14.7 mg
Selenium (as Selenium Picolinate) 70 mcg
Copper (as Copper Picolinate) 2 mg
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate) 2 mg
Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate) 119 mcg
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate) 104 mcg
Sodium 25 mg
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate-Malate) 99 mg
Choline Citrate 20 mg
Boron (as Boron Picolinate) 25 mcg
Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate) 25 mcg
Whey Protein Isolate*, Natural Flavor, Immunoglobulin Protein Isolate (ImmunoLin®)**, Evaporated Cane Juice Sugar, Carboxymethylcellulose Gum, Stevia (Stevia Extract).
*Instantized with Sunflower Lecithin.
**ImmunoLin® is a registered trademark of Proliant Health & Biologicals.
Contains ingredient derived from milk (whey protein isolate).
For adults and children 12 or more years of age, mix 1 scoop in 8 ounces of water, vegetable or fruit juice, or non-fat milk one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner. Do not use in diets supplying less than 600 calories per day without complete medical supervision.
Servings Per Container: 30
Please read the warnings for this product on the warnings tab.
Statements and Warnings
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. Medipro Bariatric contains an ingredient from dairy (whey protein).
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
Health-Care Professional Resources
Supplementation For Bariatric Surgery Patients Webinar
Approximately 250,000 individuals will have weight loss surgery in the coming year and many will develop post-surgical nutritional deficiencies. Bariatric surgeon Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, and nutritionist Tom Malterre, MS, CN, present a review of bariatric surgeries, the nutritional deficiencies common to patients before and after weight loss surgery, and nutritional supplementation to support this patient population.