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Bariatric Supplements

Bariatric Advantage has been exclusively designed for use by the bariatric patient both pre and post surgery. The products were professionally formulated with input by experienced Bariatric Surgeons and well respected nutritional experts.

Did you know that nutritional deficiencies of vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, retinal, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, pyrodoxine, sereum antioxidants, vitamin B complex, Zinc, and other key nutritional markers exist in obese patients prior to surgery?

Were you also aware that some of these deficiencies may have been induced by drugs like Antihypertensives, Antidiabetic Agents, Anti-inflamatories, Bile Acid Sequestrants?

Information for Physicians

Bariatric Advantage is enjoying a successful implementation of our advanced nutritional supplement line in Surgical Practices and Support Groups around the country. This line has been professionally formulated with key research and development offered from practicing Bariatric Surgeons, well known and respected Naturopathic Doctors, and Support Group Directors.

The products have been designed procedure specific to meet the varying needs of the patient and healthcare professional. The procedure focus has been to support the requirements for:

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Lap Band
  • B.P.D Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Stomaphyx
  • Revisional Surgery
Bariatric Advantage Opti-EPA™

Bariatric Advantage Opti-EPA™ is concentrated marine fish oil, providing enriched levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 300mg) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 200 mg). Opti-EPA™ delivers high levels of EPA and DHA, and is lower in saturated fatty acids than regular marine fish oil. Opti-EPA™ is strictly screened for the absence of any toxic metals and chemicals, and is completely free of cholesterol. The oil is carefully processed and handled to avoid oxidation. This is an excellent quality fish oil for those needing additional essential fatty acids.
Chewable Iron

Our Chewable Iron was designed to meet the iron replacement needs of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. Our iron is in a form that is both easy to take and tastes great. Our Strawberry Flavored Iron provides 18 milligrams of elemental iron from Ferronyl®, and our 29 milligram iron is a blend of Ferronyl® and ferrous fumarate. Both contain vitamin C to optimize iron absorption and utilization. Tablets are designed to be easy on the digestive system, to support maximum absorption, and to minimize side effects like constipation. We suggest that iron supplements be taken at least two hours away from calcium supplements and dairy products. Some features and benefits of this product include:

Ferronyl® carbonyl iron. Ferronyl® carbonyl iron powder is elemental iron (Fe) with > 98% iron content.
Ferrous Fumarate (Passion Fruit only). Ferrous fumarate is a well-tolerated and well-absorbed form of iron.
Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to enhance iron absorption. Vitamin C benefits the absorption of iron by reducing ferric iron (Fe3+) to ferrous iron (Fe2+) and forming an iron-ascorbic acid complex. Effective than iron alone at restoring ferritin and hemoglobin levels in anemic patients.
Short-Chain Fructoligosaccharides. Fructoligosaccharides (FOS) have been studied for their ability to improve the uptake of select minerals (including iron, calcium and magnesium) from the colon.

Catalina Life sciences ProMend AGB (28 srvgs)

ProMend AGB is a scientifically formulated drink mix which provides targeted ingredients to meet the nutritional needs of patients both preparing for and healing from cosmetic surgery. It contains ingredients researched to benefit healing times, support the health of healing tissues, form healthy connective tissue, reduce bruising and swelling, support immune health and overall enhance healing from trauma. 

High Protein Meal Replacement – 27 Grams Protein!

The Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement comes in an economic 35-serving Bag with a measured scoop to make accurate dispensing easy. Each 150 to 160 calorie serving provides a full 27 grams of protein, with only 7 grams of carbohydrate (of which 5 grams are fiber, and only 1 gram is sugar) and a half gram of fat. They are also lactose-free to best meet the needs of weight loss surgery patients. One hundred percent of the protein is from a high quality whey protein isolate (There is no soy protein, only a small amount of soy lecithin to mask aftertaste). Fortified with between 15 and 50 percent of the DV for 23 essential vitamins and minerals, this product makes a perfect pre-operative weight loss shake or post-operative meal replacement for bariatric surgery patients. Our meal replacement also comes in a great variety of flavors (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, banana) as well and an unflavored shake that can be mixed with soup, yogurt, fruit or home-purchased flavorings.
Bariatric Advantage Dry Vitamin D Capsules (180 Count)

Our water-miscible "dry" vitamin D comes in a small, easy to swallow capsule. Each capsule provides 5000 IU of vitamin D as cholecalciferol (D3). Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in morbid obesity, and is also frequently found after bariatric surgery. It is one of the most common causes of metabolic bone disease. This high-potency product can be used to support healthy vitamin D levels before or after surgery. The water-miscible powder is a good choice for patients with malabsorption of fat, and the vitamin D3 form is more bioactive than D2 which is often the form used in high-potency products.
Bariatric Advantage Zinc 50 Capsules (90 Count)

Zinc deficiency has been identified both before and after weight loss surgery. The greatest risk is in patients who have had a duodenal switch procedure, but it also occurs after RNY. Zinc is an essential trace mineral with literally hundreds of functions in the human body. There are perhaps 200 or more zinc-dependant enzymes that are involved in all manner of chemical reactions in the body. In addition, zinc has non-enzymatic functions in growth and development, skin health, host defense/immunity, protein and cell membrane structure, and genetic transcription. Bariatric Advantage Zinc 50 with copper is a high-potency zinc supplement balanced with the complementary mineral copper. Both minerals are provided in the gluconate form, which is easy to digest and well-absorbed. 
Calcium Citrate that tastes like dessert -- Wow! Our Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites deliver 250 mg of elemental calcium as calcium citrate in a delicious chew. They also contain 125 IU of vitamin D3 for healthy absorption. These chews are sugar-free as well, so you don't have to worry about getting extra carbs while you get the calcium you need. Each chew is individually wrapped so you can take them with you wherever you go.
Power Crunch Bars

Tired of the same old dry, chewy bars that claim to be "Balanced" and "Powerful"? Power Crunch Bars are the real thing. This creme filled wafer cookie taste just like a real cookie and pack high quality Proto Whey, and almost no sugar.