IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bariatric Advantage®, the leader in targeted medical nutrition products for bariatric surgery patients, today announced the launch of a new Ultra Multi Formula with Iron.
“Patients who have had bariatric surgery may be at increased risk of iron deficiency,” said Jacqueline Jacques, N.D., Chief Science Officer for Bariatric Advantage. “Our new Ultra Multi Formula with Iron gives patients a substantial level of iron in addition to other needed nutrients for their health. Most importantly, this product gives patients yet another option for assuring adherence to their physicians’ instructions and following their nutritional program.”
Ultra Multi Formula with Iron meets the latest nutrition guidelines from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The new formula provides 45 mg of Iron, 3000 IUs of Vitamin D3 and 200% or more of the recommended daily allowance for B Vitamins, as well as a proprietary phytonutrient blend.
“Similar to the way pre-natal vitamins are tailored to the needs of pregnant women, bariatric-specific products may be more likely to offer the levels and forms of nutrients recommended for those patients so that they receive the personalized nutrition they need,” notes Dr. Jacques.
The ASMBS also recommends that bariatric surgery patients take iron after procedures like gastric bypass because they have an increased risk for the development of deficiency.1 Dr. Jacques recommends that patients talk with their physician to find out the amount of iron that is right for them.
Bariatric Advantage products are formulated from evidence-based research, and made with quality ingredients. All Bariatric Advantage products are formulated for the specific needs of bariatric patients, using vitamins and minerals with high bioavailability so they are easy to absorb.
Like Bariatric Advantage’s other multivitamins, the Ultra Multi Formula with Iron capsules contain the minimal amount of low-allergen materials needed to assure proper breakdown. There is no wheat, gluten, egg, or dairy in this product, as well as no starch, talc, waxes, or chemical dyes.
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), a division of Metagenics, Inc., is a market leading provider of “targeted nutrition” solutions to meet the micro-nutrient replacement needs of bariatric surgery patients. As a leading pioneer in the industry, founded in 2002, the company markets and distributes its nutritional products primarily through the medical professional channel under the brand name Bariatric Advantage®.
1Bariatric Surgery: Post-Operative Concerns. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Guidelines. Available at http://asmbs.org/2012/01/bariatric-surgery-postoperative-concerns/