Vitamins pre post op


Pre – operatively: We would advise a solid Multivitamin and Mineral supplement to be taken when you start your pre – op diet. This is just as a back up because some of the pre – op diets can be very restrictive.

Suitable brands could include:

  • Forceval
  • Tesco Complete
  • Any of the A-Z vitamins – Tesco,
  • Superdrug, Holland and Barrett

Early Post - operatively:  Just after the band is put in there will be swelling were the band is so it is very important that you don’t take solid tablets. Vitamins therefore need to be chewable or soluble in this stage. The length of time you will need to take these for will depend on your providers guidelines so please follow their advice regarding when you can start solid tablets.

Suitable ones include:

  • Centrum fruity chewables
  • Bassets soft and chewy Active Health
  • Forceval soluble

Long Term Supplements: So once you are back on a normal diet you should go back onto a solid multivitamin and mineral supplement as these tend to be more complete.

Suitable brands could include:

  • Forceval capsules
  • Any A-Z one as listed above


Please note – do not underestimate the importance of these vitamins. Once your band is optimally adjusted your portions will be small. This means it is extremely difficult to get all of the nutrients you need into your diet. Try and get into a routine with your vitamins – take them at the same time every day and make it part of your lifestyle!!



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