DOES THE MULTIVITAMIN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?
No. This multivitamin is for people who have had bariatric surgery otherwise known as weight loss procedures including gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass, Roux-en-Y, vertical sleeve, and duodenal switch. It does not aid or induce weight loss.
DOES THIS PRODUCT HAVE PROBIOTICS IN IT?
No. The bariatric multivitamin does not contain probiotics, but it contains all essential vitamins and minerals you need daily. Take regularly to keep you strong and healthy after undergoing bariatric surgery.
ARE THESE CAPSULES GLUTEN-FREE?
Yes, these Shiny Leaf Wellness Supplements are gluten-free. It is also vegetarian, sodium-free, dairy-free, and is made cruelty-free.
HOW LARGE ARE THE CAPSULES?
Each capsule is close to the size of a quarter dollar, which is about 0.905 inch. This bariatric multivitamin is made in small veggie capsules that are easy-to-swallow and digest fast in the stomach.
WHERE ARE THESE MADE?
The Shiny Leaf Wellness capsules are manufactured and packed in the USA. We also ensure the ingredients meet the levels and standards required for such type of supplements.
WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF IRON? HOW MANY MILLIGRAMS (MG) OF ELEMENTAL IRON?
Each capsule contains 45 mg iron from Ferrous Fumarate.
CAN YOU OPEN THESE CAPSULES AND SPRINKLE THEM ONTO SOMETHING, OR DO YOU HAVE TO SWALLOW THE CAPSULES WHOLE?
You are able to open these capsules though it is not recommended due to possible spilling of the vitamin contents. There is no artificial flavoring with it so you will taste the vitamin powder. If you opt to open them, we suggest you to mix with something flavorful to mask the vitamin taste.
DO I NEED TO CHEW THESE CAPSULES?
No need. These capsules are small and can be easily swallowed. It digests fast in the stomach, so you don't need to chew before you swallow like you would a pill.
I HAVE HAD LAP-BAND SURGERY (ALSO KNOWN AS ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND SURGERY). CAN I TAKE THESE CAPSULES?
No. Patients that have undergone lap-band surgery or similar surgeries should not take the Shiny Leaf Bariatric Multivitamin.
CAN PREGNANT WOMEN AND NURSING MOTHERS TAKE THIS MULTIVITAMIN?
No. Pregnant women or nursing mothers should not take this multivitamin without prior consultation with a doctor or medical professional. Children below 18 years old, and individuals with a known medical condition should also seek doctor’s approval before taking this dietary supplement.
IS THERE CALCIUM CITRATE IN THE BARIATRIC MULTIVITAMIN?
No. Our bariatric multivitamin does not contain calcium citrate for a few reasons: 1) Our multivitamin contains iron, and calcium can inhibit iron absorption. You must take them separately by at least 2 hours. 2) Calcium needs to be taken in 2-3 doses throughout the day as your body can only absorb 500-600 mg at a time. Therefore, a once-a-day capsule cannot provide the amount you require. 3) 1000-1500 mg of calcium would drastically increase the size of the capsule. We like the ease and convenience of a once-a-day multivitamin that allows you to change up the calcium supplement you choose.
DO THESE CAPSULES CONTAIN ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS?
No. The capsules do not contain artificial sweeteners, flavorings, or fillers. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and low-sugar.
What does hyaluronic acid do?
Hyaluronic acid is a compound present in the body which acts as lubricant for the bones, joints, eyes, and other body parts. Mostly found within the skin layers to help retain moisture, so the skin stays hydrated and able to prevent development of wrinkles and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
What are the three types of hyaluronic acid and how do they differ?
The three types of hyaluronic acid are Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate. Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid is the least moisturizing while the Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate is the most moisturizing. We use Sodium Hyaluronate in our supplement because it goes deeper into the skin and delivers better results.
How much hyaluronic acid does this product have?
Shiny Leaf Hyaluronic Acid Supplement contains 240 mg hyaluronic acid per serving which is just the right dosage for daily intake.
How much vitamin C does this product have?
Shiny Leaf Hyaluronic Acid Supplement contains 30 mg Vitamin C per serving.
Will these supplements work for both men and women?
Yes. Both men and women need proper hydration on their skin. Hyaluronic acid is also generally helpful in maintaining healthy joints, bones, and eyes. It will also help a patient recover fast in his/her bariatric journey.
When is the best time to take HA supplement?
Like any other dietary supplements, Hyaluronic Acid Supplement must be taken with food. You need to take 2 capsules daily, one in the morning after breakfast and one in the evening after dinner or before going to bed.
Who should not take this supplement?
Pregnant women or nursing mothers and individuals below 18 years old, and patients with a known medical condition should not take this supplement without prior consultation with a doctor or medical professional.
Is it safe to take hyaluronic acid supplements daily?
Hyaluronic acid is generally safe to use. The recommended daily intake limit of hyaluronic acid is no more than 240 mg. It is best to avoid taking hyaluronic acid supplement if you are younger than 18, pregnant or breastfeeding.