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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can i absorb b12 protein in pills after bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 17 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.
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 23 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 24, 2014
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