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Can i absorb b12 protein in pills after bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Not as well: After bariatric surgery we usually recommend taking B12 supplements either sublingual (dissolvable under your tongue), with injections. Regular B12 pills are not absorbed very well an may lead to deficiencies.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
B12: Well, B12 is a vitamin, not a protein, but yes you can absorb B12 after having surgery. Patients will typically take a B12 or b complex sublingual tablet (under the tongue) that dissolves and gets absorbed very well.

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