1. What is WLS?
WLS stands for Weight Loss Surgery, or a weight loss operation. Such an operation is performed when all other slimming methods have been ineffective. The operation brings about a drastic change in terms of eating habits and lifestyle. You will only be able to eat smaller amounts of food and you end up losing weight as a result.
2. What kinds of WLS are there?
We distinguish between restrictive operations and malabsorptive operations. Restrictive operations have the effect of reducing the size of your stomach. Gastric bands and gastric sleeves, amongst others, fall into this category. The malabsorptive operations ensure that fewer nutrients are absorbed. Examples of such operations are the duodenal switch and biliopancreatic diversion. In addition, there are procedures that combine both techniques, such as the gastric bypass.
3. Which WLS product is right for me?
Have you had or are you having a gastric bypass? Then WLS Forte has been developed especially for you. After the operation, a reduced stomach remains and the small intestine is modified. The largest part of the stomach and the duodenum become inactive. Thus, your appetite is satisfied quickly and you eat less, amongst others effects. This means you take in fewer vitamins and minerals. Therefore, it is important to supplement your diet with a good multivitamin.
Have you had or are you having a gastric sleeve? Then has been developed especially for you. Because the stomach is reduced, your appetite is satisfied more quickly and you eat less, so you no longer take in all the important nutrients. It is particularly important that you take in extra vitamin B12 and iron. That is why we developed this multivitamin with exactly the right dose of vitamins and minerals.
Have you had or are you having a duodenal switch or biliopancreatic diversion? Then has been developed especially for you. After these operations, you are able to eat less in a day and the gastric bypass means food is digested less effectively. That is why we developed this special multivitamin with exactly the right dose of vitamins and minerals.
4. What is the advantage of WLS capsules?
The advantage of WLS capsules is that just one capsule a day provides optimal supplementation to your diet. They contain all the vitamins and minerals you need in a day. Standard multivitamins do not supplement your nutritional intake adequately, so you have to take several supplements a day.
In addition, the advantage of WLS capsules is that you need not chew the capsule and because of its smooth surface, it is easy to swallow down with a sip of water or sugar free lemonade.
5. Why capsules instead of tablets?
We intentionally opted for capsules, because capsules disintegrate more quickly and the vitamins and minerals are thus better absorbed by your body. Tablets are ‘pressed’ and actually far too hard for your modified digestive system. After a weight loss operation, your body has too little time to absorb the nutrients from a tablet. Thus, a tablet would leave the body again directly without being absorbed. The capsule disintegrates within half an hour of being taken, so your gastrointestinal tract is able to absorb all the vitamins and minerals effectively.
6. I struggle to swallow pills, what can I do?
If you have difficulty swallowing down the capsule, you can also open it. This way, you can take the contents with a little sugar free apple or fruit purée, for example. Sugar and foods high in sugar can cause problems. Therefore, you are better off taking the WLS capsule with sugar free foods. Or you can take our chewable vitamins: that way, you simply take in all your daily vitamins and minerals without having to swallow a pill.
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