SOURCE: New Life Bariatric Supplements

October 10, 2012 05:03 ET

Knoxville Bariatric Surgeon on Vitamin and Protein Supplementation

KNOXVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - Dr. Stephen Boyce, a practitioner of bariatric surgery in Knoxville, understands that patients who undergo significant weight loss procedures have the potential to incur serious nutritional deficiencies. This understanding led Dr. Boyce to design his line of New Life Bariatric Supplements -- vitamin supplements that were developed with the post-bariatric patient in mind. These supplements are created with pharmaceutical grade, bio-available compounds that are designed to prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies after significant weight loss procedures.

Along with New Life Bariatric Vitamin Supplements, New Life also offers protein supplements through their website at the lowest price available on the Internet. Dr. Boyce says protein supplements are another vital component of bariatric health. Immediately following surgery, supplements should make up a large portion of a patient's nutrition, but Dr. Boyce stresses that this diet should not be long-term. A patient's diet will transition over several months, moving from a supplement-based to a food-based diet. Shortly after surgery, patients should begin to introduce regular food into their diets, which will gradually become the patient's main source of nutrition. Dr. Boyce suggests that patients receive 75g-100g of protein daily, and he says these supplements help patients achieve this goal of a high-protein, low carb, and low fat diet. Such diets might also incorporate lean animal protein (grilled or baked), vegetables, and fresh fruit.

Due to the sensitivity of the digestive system after bariatric surgery, Dr. Boyce developed the New Life Powder Multivitamin. Not only are the powder supplements easier to swallow, they are not as harsh on the digestive tract while it is healing from surgery. Patients can mix a scoop of the powder into a few ounces of water or add the powder to a protein shake and receive all the necessary daily vitamins without the hassle of a pill. After four weeks, Dr. Boyce gives his patients the option of remaining on the powder or switching to a tablet.

Dr. Boyce, a Knoxville bariatric surgeon, says that proper nutrition for weight loss surgery patients requires daily vitamins for the rest of their lives. Even after achieving one's weight loss goals, Dr. Boyce believes nutritional supplements have their place in a healthy diet. For example, protein supplements are a convenient source of healthy protein to supplement any diet and achieve protein intake goals. Dr. Boyce says the New Life Powder Multivitamin is an easy way for patients to ensure they receive their recommended daily dosage of vitamins and minerals. Dr. Boyce believes well-rounded nutrition supplements optimize post-weight loss surgery success -- a belief that led New Life Bariatric Supplements to offer patients protein supplements, as well as develop the New Life Powder and Tablet Bariatric Multivitamins.

About Stephen Boyce, MD

Dr. Stephen Boyce is a bariatric surgeon and heads New Life Bariatric Supplements. A graduate of Texas A&M University, he earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his surgical residency at the Parkland Memorial Hospital under the tutelage of one of the pioneering fathers of weight loss surgery, Dr. Otto Wilbanks. In 1992, Dr. Boyce began practice and went on to develop New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery. During his tenure as a surgeon, he has completed thousands of weight loss surgical procedures with special training in advanced laparoscopic. Having also completed a Masters Certification in Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Boyce is the most experienced weight loss surgeon in East Tennessee.

To contact New Life Bariatric Supplements, visit the their website at newlifebariatricsupplements.com or call 1-855-GET-NLBS (855-438-6527). Their store is also available on their Facebook page, which can be found at facebook.com/newlifebariatricsupplements.

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