Have you ever experienced the eerie encounter of taking a capsule or tablet, only to spot it hauntingly intact in your stool later? Don't fret, my friend. You're not alone in this mysterious phenomenon! It can be a common occurrence after bariatric surgery. Let's dive into the world of ghost tablets and unravel the secrets behind these apparitions.
What are ghost tablets?
These undigested medications or supplements are sometimes called "ghost tablets” because they look like little white ghosts floating in your stool! While they may be a bit unsightly, they're nothing to worry about. The active ingredients in the medications and supplements have already been absorbed by your body, so the ghost tablets are just empty shells.
But why do these ghost tablets appear after bariatric surgery?
Well, it's a tale of two factors. Firstly, the smaller stomach size means there's less time for medications and supplements to be broken down. Secondly, the levels of stomach acid may be lower after surgery, adding an extra layer of complexity to the digestion process.
That’s why My New Tum’s bariatric strength multivitamin is enteric coated for enhanced intestinal absorption. A special shell-like coating that protects it from prematurely breaking down in the stomach. This is particularly crucial for those of us who have undergone bariatric surgery, as our itty bitty new tums call for a different approach.The coating dissolves in the intestines, where the active ingredients are best absorbed.
So, if you're on the hunt for a multivitamin that caters specifically to the needs of bariatric surgery warriors, is gentle on your new tummy and is packed with a full spectrum of essential vitamins and minerals, let me introduce you to the superhero of bariatric supplements - My New Tum’s Multi.
Additional Tips for Ghost-Free Living...
To keep those spectral surprises at bay, here are some handy tips for preventing ghost tablets:
- Have a heart-to-heart with your doctor about safe medications and supplements post-surgery.
- Follow your doctor's instructions meticulously when taking your meds and supplements.
- Accompany your medications and supplements with a meal or shake.
- Stay hydrated like a pro by drinking plenty of fluids.
And remember, if you have any concerns or questions about post-surgery medications and supplements, your doctor is your best ally!
I hope this blog has shed some light on the curious world of ghost tablets after bariatric surgery. If you have any lingering questions or need further guidance, I'm here to assist you. Together, let's banish those ghostly encounters and embrace a healthier, happier future!