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Discover the latest publications on bariatric supplementation.

Comparison of deficiency levels

januari 8th, 2020|Categories: FitForMe Research collaboration, Product optimization, Sleeve Gastrectomy|

Micronutrient deficiencies are common after bariatric surgery, irrespective of the kind of procedure. To assess the need for nutritional support for Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) patients, the prevalence of nutritional deficiencies after SG was compared with the prevalence after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB).

Iodine absorption after bariatric surgery

januari 6th, 2020|Categories: Biliopancreatic Diversion - Duodenal Switch, Product optimization, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass|

Bariatric surgery is often accompanied by malnutrition of several vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Iodine is a trace element, needed for synthesis of thyroid hormones. Since iodine is absorbed from the intestinal tract, patients after bariatric surgery are hypothetically at risk of malabsorption. This study aimed to estimate the daily absorption of iodine for patients after bariatric surgery in which several parts of intestine were bypassed.

Revisional procedures after Sleeve Gastrectomy

januari 6th, 2020|Categories: FitForMe Research collaboration, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy|

For a long time, professionals have stated that a Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) procedure has minimal impact on the nutrient status. However, studies have found that deficiencies are as common in SG patients as in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass patients. To prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies after an SG, lifelong supplementation is recommended. In 2009, FitForMe developed a specialized multivitamin supplement specifically for SG patients, based on scientific research: The first version of WLS Optimum.

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Obesity is a mass disease and bariatric surgery it’s orphan cure. This type of surgery offers a new life to those threatened by their overweight and additional complications. The treatment stands to grow substantially and positively change the life of millions of patients across the globe. Nutrition plays an essential role in the life of these patients on their way to and after bariatric surgery. FitForMe believes scientifically proven effective food supplements are essential to improve the quality of their life and health.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for bariatric patients. We do this by delivering worlds leading food supplements, proven effective by science and tailored to each type of bariatric operation.

WHY FITFORME?

At FitForMe, we find it important that your patients get the very best products. Our supplements are therefore always based on the latest scientific insights.

Our products are specially developed for patients after bariatric surgery. However, every operation is different. That is why the dosages at FitForMe are specifically tailored to each type of bariatric operation.

Our team of nutrition experts is here to help your patients with all questions about their supplements or nutrition. Thanks to our years of experience, we can answer almost every question.