Bariatric Fusion has launched Digestive Support, the first complete digestive solution in the bariatric market featuring digestive enzymes plus probiotics, according to the company. This product was formulated to support postoperative metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) patients who experience digestive discomfort.
According to The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), sleeve gastrectomy and roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are the most popular MBS procedures, accounting for nearly 80% of all surgical weight loss procedures.[i] Food Sensitivities and digestive discomfort, such as bloating, occasional gas and indigestion are common among post operative patients. More than 90% of sleeve gastrectomy patients report upper gastrointestinal symptoms.[ii] Chronic GI symptoms are also common among RYGB patients.[iii]
"We formulated this product to offer a critically needed comprehensive digestive solution for post-operative metabolic and bariatric surgery patients," said Dr John P Troup, Chief Science and Education Officer, Bariatric Fusion. "We also understand that food sensitivities are common following metabolic and weight loss surgeries, therefore formulating a clean product profile for the most sensitive patients was of utmost importance."
Taken with a meal, this unique enzyme and probiotic combination product is formulated to help relieve occasional gas, bloating, indigestion, and irregularity more effectively than most stand-alone enzyme products. The product provides 110mg of Biocore Optimum Complete, a Digestive Enzyme Blend to promote breakdown of all types of food over a broad pH range. The probiotic strain Bacillus subtilis DE111, which is backed by more than 30 research studies, is also included.
"In practice, I frequently work with patients experiencing digestive discomfort following ASBMS endorsed MBS procedures. Until now, I haven't had a comprehensive solution," said Dr Lillian Craggs-Dino, Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist, and Bariatric Fusion Medical Advisory Board Member. "Digestive Support from Bariatric Fusion has been an excellent addition to my practice, and we've already had excellent results incorporating it into patient regimens."