PatchAid Vitamin Patches for Bariatric Patients

PatchAid Vitamin Patches for Bariatric Patients

Jun 13, 2023 Alex Brecher

Bariatric patients need to take vitamin and mineral supplements for life to reduce the chances of developing deficiencies, but it’s not always that easy. PatchAid Vitamin Patch Packs for Bariatric Surgery Patients can help by avoiding the need to swallow pills or worry about absorption.* See how they may help you, and then talk to your healthcare provider before taking any nutritional supplements. 

Challenges with Taking Vitamins

Even bariatric patients who are highly motivated to stay healthy may have trouble taking their vitamins as recommended by their surgeon or nutritionist. These are some of the barriers to taking oral supplements such as capsules, liquid vitamins, chewable tablets, and other oral supplements.

  • Absorption may be decreased if you have a malabsorptive procedure such as gastric sleeve or 
  • Some vitamins and minerals compete with each other for absorption. If you take them at the same time, you might not get the full benefits.
  • It can be hard to swallow after bariatric surgery, when your throat may be sore, and it is harder when capsules are big. 
  • Chewable vitamins and liquids can taste bad.
  • Sometimes you have to worry about whether to take vitamins with food or on an empty stomach. It can be complicated.
  • The digestive process can lead to gastrointestinal side effects for certain nutrients or other ingredients in the supplement.
  • Supplements can have sugar, gluten, soy, or other ingredients that you don’t want.

Gummies can be problematic, too, since they’re rarely complete. Usually, they are missing multiple key minerals, and they may not be high enough in the vitamins and minerals that they do have. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t been taking your vitamins perfectly or if you’re dreading taking vitamins. PatchAid Topical Patches are an option that doesn’t involve swallowing anything.*

Benefits of Patches for Bariatric Patients

Using PatchAid Topical Patches instead of oral supplements can have these advantages.

  • You don’t need to swallow anything.
  • Absorption is transdermal, so there’s no risk of nutrients competing for absorption, gastrointestinal side effects from digestion, or nutrient malabsorption due to bariatric surgery. 
  • PatchAid Patches contain high amounts of key nutrients for bariatric surgery patients.*

They’re easy to use. Just peel off the backing to reveal the sticky adhesive surface. Put it on a clean, dry area of skin, and leave it on for up to 8 hours. 

PatchAid Patch Packs for Bariatric Patients

PatchAid has Patch Packs for surgery patients. Patches in these packs have been hand-selected by nutritionists and are designed to include the nutrients that are of greatest concern for each type of surgery.*

They meet ASMBS guidelines for nutrient recommendations after bariatric surgery.*

You can also check out our deluxe Bariatric Surgery Patch Packs, with additional patches for healthy living and other goals.*

Taking vitamins for life is of the utmost importance for bariatric surgery patients. Some patients have trouble keeping up with their vitamin regimens, but there’s no need to struggle. PatchAid Vitamin Patch Packs for Bariatric Patients come with the vitamins and minerals that are at greatest risk for deficiency.* They’re easy and convenient to use. Ask your healthcare provider before taking any vitamin or mineral supplement. 

*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.


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