Vitamins are a group of molecules that are required for the body to perform the chemical reactions needed by our organs. Our body can synthesize some vitamins. Other vitamins are not able to be synthesized and therefore are required in our diet. Vitamins and dietary supplements are typically referred to when one decides to augment their intake of nutrients with concentrated processed medicines and protein drinks. Because of the malabsorptive component, one of the lifestyle and dietary changes that is necessary after undergoing bariatric surgery is adding vitamin and dietary supplements to your daily diet. When your body is given all of the nutrients needed, it sends the signal to the brain that you are full and satisfied.
Along with feeling good and reduced overeating, your body will actually be regenerating cells and performing the maintenance needed for you to reach your optimal health. When our bodies do not get the necessary proteins, vitamins, nutrients and overall balanced diet they need, they will not heal or function at their best.