UPDATED 1/22/09 --- I've added some additional vitamins to the spreadsheet to include the new "bariatric" products. Be warned, just because a company slaps the word "bariatric" on the label doesn't mean it's a good choice for us after WLS. ---
I have done an extensive amount of research on the differences in multi-vitamins. I first started with the list of vitamins my surgeon recommended, then as I got additional recommendations from other post-op folks, I added those as well. My spreadsheet just keeps growing! I wanted the chance to view the nutrient values of all these different recommendations side-by-side to figure out which one would be the best for me.
My original plan was to do the prescription prenatal vitamins because it would be so much cheaper - but once I saw exactly what nutrients (or lack thereof) were included, I changed my mind.
My ultimate choice for multi-vitamin? I use Centrum. Chewables at the beginning, but now I'm using the normal pills. Two per day!
(Click the link below to download the file to your computer for further review.)
PRINTING -- to print the spreadsheet below, right click on the picture, choose "Print iPaper". Then in your printer preferences, be sure to change the orientation to "Landscape" before you print.
Multi-Vitamin Comparison Worksheet