Why Multi-Vitamins for Life
Absorption of Nutrients
It's well known: you take in nutrients via your food that are essential for maintaining the the health of all of your body and its many intricate functions. Bariatric Surgery makes lasting changes to your digestive system to support weight loss by malabsorption and restriction. This is great news for your health overall, and will be the key driver for your weight loss success, but it also impacts some key nutrients and no matter how on point your food intake is, supplements will help you to bridge this gap once you’ve had surgery. Optimal health is the goal of undergoing the Bariatric Journey, so your focus is best spent on ensuring you are meeting your needs every day now that these limitations on absorption and restriction are your reality.
The Role of Nutrients (Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids)
Nutrients in food and supplements all have varied but essential roles in protecting the body from disease, as well as creating an overall feeling of health and wellness.
B Group - Healthy development of Red and White blood cells, Energy Production, healthy mood, memory, and clear thinking, hormonal balance. Contribute to a healthy immune system, protect DNA from damage.
Vitamin A - Healthy skin and eyes, night vision.
Vitamin C - Aid wound healing, maintain skin elasticity, protect immune system.
Vitamin D - Protects bones by aiding calcium absorption, protects immune system, prevents autoimmune disorders.
Magnesium - Relax, Sleep, Reduce stress and tension, improve recovery, assist in bone density
Potassium - Regulate heart rate, maintain electrolyte balance, muscle contraction regulate heart rhythm
Phosphorus - An essential mineral primarily used for growth and repair of body cells and tissues.
Calcium - Is a mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium helps our blood clot, nerves send messages and muscles contract, aids weight loss
Iron - energy production, transport of oxygen, healthy immune system, red blood cell health, memory, mood.
Amino Acids - (Protein) healthy hair, skin nails, healthy mood, maintain lean muscle tissue, increase metabolic rate, curb hunger, maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
So you can see - deficiency of one or two of these nutrients, and many systems of the body can be affected.
B group deficiency, for example, effects your Immune system, Endocrine, Energy Production, Brain and Nervous system red blood cells and your skin.
Micro and Macro
Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are also called macronutrients. Your body needs many of these because these substances function as fuel for your body. In addition, they are also necessary for the development and maintenance of your muscles, hormones, organs, enzymes and your blood.
Vitamins and minerals are also referred to as micronutrients. Vitamins and minerals do not provide energy but are necessary for many processes in your body.