IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bariatric Advantage® today announced the availability of its new and improved Complete Multi-Formula Crystals with calcium in tasty berry and new citrus flavors. Drinking a glass of water with the soluble multi-crystals provides bariatric patients with calcium, vitamin D, B12, potassium and much more for broad nutritional support in a form that is easy for digestion and absorption.
“After undergoing bariatric surgery, some patients have difficultly swallowing pills or capsules,” said Jacqueline Jacques, N.D., chief science officer for Bariatric Advantage. “Our new Complete Multi-Formula Crystals are specially formulated for the nutritional needs and the taste sensitivities of bariatric patients. Now they can receive a daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals in a drinkable format which makes it easier for them to take and absorb the nutrients they need after surgery, and for life.”
The risk for nutrient deficiency in bariatric patients is established from clinical studies that have followed the health of weight loss surgery patients over many years. These patients have an increased need for targeted nutrition. Because of this, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS) and a group formed by the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Obesity Society and the ASMBS both recommend a daily multivitamin after all forms of weight loss surgery.
Providing levels of nutrition supported by current guidelines, Bariatric Advantage’s innovative Complete Multi-Formula Crystals are specially formulated for the nutritional needs of bariatric patients and made with the highest-quality ingredients to help bariatric surgery patients easily get the support they need. Three daily servings of this high-potency Multi-Formula will provide patients with a complete array of vitamins, minerals and nutrients including 1,500 mg of elemental calcium from calcium citrate (the most often recommended form of calcium for bariatric patients), 900 IU of vitamin D3, 900 mcg of B12, 300 mg of potassium, 9 mg of vitamin B1 (thiamine).
“Many individuals with severe obesity are nutrient deficient even before they have surgery, making it harder to catch up on these nutrients without supplementation post-surgery,” noted Dr. Jacques. “Taking a bariatric-specific multivitamin daily is critical in maintaining overall health. Choosing one that is enjoyable to take everyday, such as the Bariatric Advantage Complete Multi-Formula Crystals, will help patients stick to their daily goals.”
To learn more about the Bariatric Advantage product line, visit www.bariatricadvantage.com or call 800-898-6888.
About Bariatric Advantage®
Bariatric Advantage (www.bariatricadvantage.com), part of Catalina Lifesciences, Inc., is a market leading provider of “targeted nutrition” solutions to meet the micro-nutrient replacement needs of bariatric surgery patients. Founded in 2002, Bariatric Advantage markets and distributes its nutritional products primarily through the medical professional channel under the brand name Bariatric Advantage®. In 2010, it was acquired by Metagenics, Inc.—a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier lives by realizing their genetic potential—and operates as a strategic business unit of Metagenics. Bariatric Advantage maintains its offices in Irvine, Calif.