The BN Multi chewables are specifically designed to meet the nutritional requirements of patients who have had gastric sleeve, gastric lap band or gastric bypass surgery. Multivitamin chewable tablets are ideal for those who dislike or are unable to swallow entire pills or capsules. The BN Chews Multivitamin tablets are designed to be great tasting, orange in flavour, easy to digest and absorb.
BN Mulitvitamins adhere to the internationally recognised guidelines created and published by the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. These are well suited for all surgeries, including:
Gastric Band: being a restrictive operation, with no malabsorptive component, results in reduced food intake and therefore lower nutrient intake. These vitamins fill the gap for nutritional balance.
Sleeve Gastrectomy: whilst many think of this as only a restrictive operation, it actually results in poorer absorption of nutrients due to lower levels of gastric acid. Gastric acid is required for the solubilisation of multiple vitamins and minerals to enhance absorption, without this, often a different form of vitamin is used to overcome this problem. This surgery also results in the removal of the portion of the stomach which produces intrinsic factor which is vital for “active” absorption of Vitamin B12. BN Multi chewable multivitamins overcome this problem by providing a much higher dose of Vitamin B12 than a standard multivitamin, enabling “passive” absorption throughout the intestine. Whilst this supplement contains a total of 600mg of calcium when taken twice daily, additional calcium citrate supplementation may be required. The amount required is dependent on the amount of calcium taken in by diet. Ask your dietitian to do an assessment. If you don’t have a skilled bariatric dietitian, Great Ideas in Nutrition can provide this service.
Gastric Bypass: is a term that covers varying amounts of the intestine being bypassed, and the length of small intestine that is bypassed determines how significant the malabsoption experienced will be. Due to this variation, patients may require additional supplements of iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and calcium or may require Vitamin B12 injections. We recommend individualised assessment and prescription by a qualified bariatric dietitian along with nutritional blood tests every 6 - 12 months.
Formulated with expert bariatric knowledge of qualified dietitians, this multivitamin offers a full spectrum supplementation of important nutrients, vitamins and trace minerals. BN Multivitamin Chewable Tablets use ingredients of the highest quality in their most bio-available forms to allow optimal absorption. This is what makes BN multi bariatric vitamins different from regular multivitamins, and one of the best bariatric supplements Australia-wide.
Take 2 tablets per day. Follow directions on nutritional label or as advised by dietitians and other health professionals for best results. View the entire BN Multi range.
CONTAINS: soy/soybeans; phenylalanine, sucralose and sulfites