If you’ve recently had weight loss surgery you are experiencing a major physical change. Not only does your body look different from the outside, but it acts differently on the inside as well. Due to the changes that have been made to the digestive system, weight loss surgery patients are at a risk for challenges with absorbing specific nutrients, including calcium.
- Low or no sugar
- Calcium Citrate for the best absorption
- Vitamin D
Your Body No Longer Absorbs Nutrients As Easily
When you undergo weight loss surgery, there are changes made to your digestive systems that effect your ability to absorb certain nutrients. Bariatric surgery patients and other WLS patients are at particular risk for challenges with specific absorption, particularly calcium and vitamin D.
Massive Weight Loss Effects Your Bone Density
Low Calcium Intake Contributes To Weight Gain
Believe it or not, low calcium intake is considered a contributing factor to obesity and associated co-morbidities such as hypertension. After undergoing WLS, the goal is to continue to lose pounds until you reach a healthier weight. Then the goal is to maintain it with proper nutrition and exercise. The last thing a WLS patient wants is to gain back those pounds, and by taking calcium regularly that can be avoided. Having a healthy calcium intake allows the body to facilitate the excretion of fecal fat and may help increase core body temperature.