Dietitians and Nutritionists
by Anthony Benjamin on Oct 12, 2022
Created by Dietitians Our Once Daily Bariatric Multivitamin Makes Life Easier
Doctors, Dietitians, and Bariatric Coordinators were consulted for the creation of the most complete multivitamin available. The result is ProCare Health’s once daily multivitamin designed for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery and has led to increased patient compliance.
Advocating for Compliance
Weight-loss-surgery patients require more nutrients than diet alone can provide. These patients need approximately 200% RDA for all vitamins.
Dietitians and nutritionists know supplements are essential after bariatric surgery. Their job is help keep post-surgery patients healthy. They know that the more complicated the routine of acquiring the extra nutrients, the more unlikely patients will be to maintain compliance.
Through mutual connections ProCare Health started working with Bariatric Doctors and Dietitians at the University of MO-Bariatrics. There we were able to fine tune and test that our 1 chewable, once a day, was effective for weight loss patients. Once implemented as the vitamin of choice due to ease and affordability, adherence to vitamin requirements in patients increased from 35% to 87%!
Helping Dietitians Help Patients
We wanted to help make life easier for both patients and professionals. So, we asked for the most common patient complaints regarding bariatric supplements. The top five are size, daily dose, taste, texture and cost.
We then set out to address them all.
Supplement size and daily dose
While the size is average for a supplement, we packed in about double the nutrients. This means only one is needed each day of our capsule or chewable vitamin. The chewable wafer is also designed to be broken up into smaller pieces if desired.
Taste and texture
We pack more vitamins into a single dose because our supplements are made with minimal binders and fillers. Less binders also means less of a chalky taste and texture. The result is a more pleasant tasting supplement, or with our capsule, no taste at all!
Cost is usually the biggest factor for compliance with patients. If they can’t afford it, they can’t stay compliant. We focused on making our supplement cost-effective and succeeded. A comparison of top brands shows that patients can save 49-61% a month on supplements with ProCare Health.
Trust & Transparency
To many, it might be “just a vitamin”, however, at ProCare Health we know how much a quality supplement can effect patient health. Our products undergo a testing regimen that exceeds the industry’s quality expectations. After being produced in a cGMP compliant plant in the USA, every ingredient of every lot is tested, delivering peace of mind to customers, and being a supplement Dietitians can trust. No other company provides that level of testing with transparent results available for everyone to see. Also, our Bariatric Multivitamin with 45 mg iron capsule is ConsumerLab.com approved!
ProCare Health consulted the guidelines of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery when developing the contents of the multivitamin. Adherence to the 2016 ASMBS recommendations has resulted in a multivitamin with high absorption of all the necessary post-surgery nutrients.
Before asking patients to commit to buying a bottle of ProCare Health supplements, dietitians and nutritionists can provide them a free sample. This allows patients the confidence that they can enjoy the taste and texture of the supplement. In turn, dietitians can feel confident their patients will take the supplements and receive the vital nutrients their bodies require.
To maintain the highest standards of quality, our supplements are produced in the USA, lab tested and reviewed through patient results.
Patient blood panels are reviewed regularly and often discussed with facilities to ensure the supplements are performing as intended.
We also have a third party test every lot for quality and post the test results for everyone to see. We are only company that provides this level of transparency for bariatric patients.
Commitment to Customer Service
Weight-loss surgery patients are on a journey to optimal health, and we want to help make the path easier. Our customer service team is eager to answer questions and guide patients to the right products, while making the buying process easy, affordable and stress free.
“Upon starting to recommend the ProCare one-a-day multivitamin/mineral, we broke
through several areas of compliance with our patients. The first being cost, the
second remembering to take everything and the third taste and texture
– Abby Klemme, RD, LD