Bariatric Formulas for a Better Life
Introducing New Formulas for Individuals Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
Over one-third of the U.S. population (about 105 million people) are struggling with obesity. Approximately 250,000 individuals will have weight loss surgery this year. No matter which bariatric surgical procedure is performed, the object is to absorb fewer macronutrients. However, this also causes decreased intake or absorption of micronutrients that are essential for the healing process and for normal metabolic activity. Obesity presents a unique challenge, since most obese individuals are often deficient in a number of vitamins and minerals pre-operatively; therefore, it is imperative that bariatric surgery patients supplement with the purest, most absorbable nutrients.
Bariatric Nutrients contains the highest quality nutrients in amounts that are beneficial to the bariatric patient, both pre- and post- surgery.* In addition to a full array of essential vitamins and minerals, Bariatric Nutrients contains antioxidants (including glutathione, R-lipoic acid, and coenzyme Q10) and pure trans-resveratrol, which has been shown to support liver function and a healthy metabolism.* Bariatric Nutrients provides a full complement of nutrients in a 2 capsule twice-daily regimen. The capsules can also be emptied into a small amount of food if needed.
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One 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, and health of skin, nails, and bones.* This is why most surgeons and dieticians recommend a post-operative protein supplement. Many weight-loss physicians also recommend a high-quality protein supplement before surgery to enhance pre-surgical weight loss.* In addition, bariatric surgery patients need to supplement daily with a full array of vitamins and minerals to prevent deficiencies common in this population. * Another issue is intestinal health and how it affects immune function. Many experts consider obesity to be linked to inflammation, as many obese individuals have increased levels of inflammatory cytokines produced by fat cells and intestinal enterocytes. Research shows ingestion of bovine serum immunoglobulins supports the normal inflammatory process and decreases IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha in intestinal cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide.
Medipro Bariatric provides 30 grams of protein per serving, provided as the highest-quality whey protein isolate and as bovine serum immunoglobulins for support of intestinal health. Most protein supplements for bariatric surgery patients use artificial sweeteners and flavors. Medipro Bariatric is sweetened with pure stevia extract and a small amount of evaporated cane juice and comes in delicious chocolate and vanilla flavors.
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PureLyte, our advanced electrolyte supplement formula, contains vitamins and minerals that, when mixed with pure water, makes a tasty electrolyte supplement that's a refreshing way to replenish essential vitamins and electrolytes without sugars, calories, or caffeine.*
PureLyte is lightly sweetened with all-natural stevia extract for a tasty, zero-calorie electrolyte supplement. The lemon-lime flavor is not too sweet or salty and is easy to use – just mix one scoop of powder with 16 ounces of water.
Oral electrolytes are an essential component of post-surgery protocols. After bariatric surgery it is essential to not only replace electrolytes, but to provide those electrolytes in a solution that doesn't contain sugars that can cause gastric dumping, an uncomfortable syndrome that can result in sweating, disorientation, cramps, and diarrhea.*
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