How do you supplement?

Updated on July 27, 2018 in Gastric Sleeve Surgery General Topics
4 on July 25, 2018

I’ve had more lab work done and I need to improve my nutrition supplementation.  Did you know that they make vitamin patches so the nutrients will be absorbed through the skin rather than the stomach?  Has anyone tried them?  Can you recommend a brand?  

 
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0 on July 25, 2018

The only one I’ve heard of is Thrive, which is made by a multi-level marketing company. The patch is loaded with caffeine which can’t be good for the heart on people our size.  

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0 on July 26, 2018

This is the first time I’ve heard of vitamin patches. It’s nice to have one less medicine to drink, but the caffeine content sure is scary.

Roo, what kind of vitamins do you need? There may be specific supplements you can get out there, so you will only have to consume it until you reach the target. You can later switch to the general multivitamins as you modify your diet plan.

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0 on July 26, 2018

This is the first time I’m hearing of vitamin patches, too.  It’s an interesting idea.  The Thrive one doesn’t sound so great if it has a lot of caffeine.  I wonder if there are others out there. 

What supplements do you need?  Do you currently take any kind of daily multivitamin? 

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0 on July 27, 2018

The doctor told me the name, but I couldn’t remember and I feel like I’ve been calling the office a lot.  I need to start taking paper and pen to appointments. Anyway, I called their office (again) and the patches are made by PatchMD and you can buy them at bariatricpal.com if you’re interested.   Taking vitamins by mouth isn’t working for me, I guess.  Apparently it’s pretty common for weight loss surgery patients.  Right now I’m going to the doctor for B12 shots which is inconvenient.  I’m ordering patches instead.  

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