DEKAs Bariatric has a higher amount of thiamine than most of the other bariatric vitamins. Thiamine deficiency is an important and under-recognized potential adverse effect related to bariatric surgery that can lead to significant morbidity. This has been noted in a recent Bariatric Times article: Alarming Increase in Malpractice Claims Related to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Post Bariatric Surgery: An Alert to Monitor for Thiamine Deficiency, BT Online Editor | July 1, 2018, by Eric DeMaria, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Christa Trigilio-Black, PA-C.

“All healthcare professionals should be aware of the risk factors and symptoms associated with nutritional deficiencies, particularly when treating patients who have had bariatric surgery, to minimize any adverse effects. Early recognition of symptoms is important for all providers caring for this patient population.” warns Texas Medical Liability Trust.

DEKAs Bariatric has 25 mg of thiamine per serving, utilizes clinically tested delivery technology to enhance absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients, meets ASMBS Integrated Health Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient, 2016 update, has been shown to be more effective than a standard multivitamin in maintaining therapeutic levels of clinically relevant vitamins and minerals and was more palatable1.

1Perin J, Prokopowicz G, Furtado M, Papas K, Steele KE. A Randomized Trial of a Novel Chewable Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg. 2018 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s11695-018-3177-0.