If you consult your doctor about a health condition you currently have, chances are the first thing he or she would recommend is for you to lose weight.
If you’re only slightly overweight, there are a lot of fitness regimens and diets you can try to shed a few pounds and maintain a healthy weight. (For a healthy way to lose weight learn more about our clinically proven Shaklee 180 weight loss program).
For extreme cases, however, your health care provider may recommend a bariatric procedure.
What Is Bariatric Surgery?
Weight-loss surgeries, known collectively as bariatric surgery, make changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat, reducing the absorption of nutrients, or both.
These procedures are done when diet and exercise don’t work or when you have serious health problems because of your weight.
All bariatric procedures alter the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to variable degrees.
This alteration makes patients more susceptible to developing nutritional complications, namely, deficiencies of macro- and micro-nutrients, which could lead to disabling diseases such as anemia, osteoporosis, and protein malnutrition.
How Can Shaklee’s CitriBoost Help After a Bariatric Procedure?
Since there is a high probability that you will develop nutrient deficiencies after bariatric surgery, most health care providers will prescribe multivitamins and other dietary supplements to fill these nutritional gaps.
Shaklee’s CitriBoost is a unique formula that provides 100% of the Daily Value of 23 essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, folate, zinc, copper, calcium, and vitamin D, which are the most common deficiencies after a bariatric procedure. It delivers more calcium and vitamin D than 8 oz of milk and contains both pre and probiotics.
The reason why it’s called “CitriBoost” is that the powder was designed to be mixed with orange juice or into a smoothie. Orange juice is a healthy drink, but its acidity can make it difficult for some people’s stomachs to tolerate. CitriBoost can reduce this acidity, making it easier on your stomach and more enjoyable to take in general.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recommends lifelong nutritional supplementation after the operation.
Dr. Daggy and Dr. McManus reviewed the ASMBS recommendations and compared them to Shaklee’s product portfolio, summarized in a Dear Doctor letter from Dr. McManus.
CitriBoost, ideally with one daily serving of Life Energizing Shake, is a better fit with the ASMBS recommendations than many products labeled as bariatric supplements.
According to Dr. Daggy, “CitriBoost was created to provide a multivitamin for people who have trouble swallowing supplements in tablet form. However, the popularity of bariatric surgery in recent years—about 300,000 operations per year in the U.S.—created another need for this product.”
CitriBoost also contains a proprietary blend of the following key ingredients:
Lactobacillus acidophilus – one of the most important and dominant beneficial microflora found in the GI tract as well as the urogenital tract in humans. This probiotic helps support gastrointestinal and immune health, which is especially critical for people who are experiencing digestive disorders after undergoing bariatric surgery.
Inulin – a polysaccharide that is produced by plants such as onions, leeks, artichokes, and garlic, as well as many vegetables. Inulin is a prebiotic, which means it feeds the probiotics or good bacteria in your digestive system. A healthy balance of probiotics and prebiotics in your gut microbiome can help promote better nutrient absorption.
Other Benefits of Citriboost
Besides being an excellent choice for people who have done weight loss surgeries or people who don’t like or can’t swallow vitamins, Citriboost helps to eliminate digestive problems like gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.
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