Note: These are general recommendations. Other dietitians, bariatric programs, and professional societies may have varied recommendations.
Choose a multivitamin that is specific to bariatric surgery patients. Our dietician can help determine which brands are acceptable and popular. In general, we recommend 200%RDA with the edition of:
- Calcium-citrate 1200-1500 MG and vitamin D to 2000 IU daily
- Elemental iron 45 MG daily
- B12 500 mcg daily
Please see ASMBS.org for recent updates to bariatric vitamin supplementation. Be aware that some operations or patients’ medical condition may require different amounts.