Due to lack of demand, we have decided to discontinue Medipro Bariatric Chocolate. As a replacement you can order Whey Protein Isolate Chocolate (SP670) or Prevail Whey Chocolate (TRP110).
whey protein with vitamins & minerals for bariatric surgery patients
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.
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.