Bariatric vitamin patches are a type of supplement that helps people get the nutrients they need after bariatric surgery. The surgery can cause mal-absorption, which is when your body cannot absorb nutrients from food properly. This can intimately lead to deficiency symptoms in vitamins and minerals. These vitamin patches help to fill these deficiencies and ensure that you are getting the nutrients you need.
Bariatric vitamin patches are placed on the skin and release nutrients into the body through the process of osmosis. Osmosis is when a liquid moves from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration. The patch has a high concentration of nutrients, and the body has a low concentration. The nutrients from the patch travel through the skin and into the body to help replenish any deficiencies. Though the process is similar, bariatric vitamin patches are different from nicotine patches or birth control patches. Nicotine and birth control patches work by releasing a drug into the body through the process of osmosis. Bariatric vitamin patches do not contain any drugs. They only contain vitamins and minerals.
Bariatric vitamin patches work differently than traditional vitamins and supplements. Traditional vitamins and supplements are taken orally. They are absorbed through the digestive system. Bariatric vitamin patches bypass the digestive system and are absorbed through the skin. This allows them to be more effective in people who have had bariatric surgery because they do not have to rely on the digestive system to absorb nutrients.
Bariatric vitamin patches are a safe and effective way to get the nutrients your body needs. They are a convenient and easy-to-use option for people who have had bariatric surgery. Speak to your doctor about whether bariatric vitamin patches are right for you.
You should continue to use bariatric vitamin patches as long as you need to in order to maintain your health. But if you don't need them, you can stop using them at any time, but always consult your doctor before starting or stopping any supplement.