Vitamins and Minerals and the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Vitamins and minerals play an important role in weight control and management. Micronutrients assist in many of the processes that regulate appetite and hunger hormones, metabolic rate, nutrient absorption and storage, glucose homeostasis and more. Therefore, adequate intake of vitamins and minerals is crucial for our body to appropriately use the nutrients we consume, a healthy and active metabolism, hunger control and ultimately optimal weight loss and long-term weight maintenance.

So, how does vitamin and mineral supplementation affect the bariatric surgery patient? Before surgery, vitamin and mineral supplementation is recommended to help boost your nutritional status. Your nutritional status prior to surgery is a good indicator of your healing process after surgery.

To read more, visit New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery’s blog.

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