Vitamin B
is good for your skin, hair and nails

Vitamin B complex

Vitamin B is the collective term for eight water-soluble vitamins, namely B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9 (folic acid) and vitamin B12

In the past it was believed that vitamin B was a single compound but subsequent research has shown that it is a variety of different substances, which often occur together in the diet. These 8 vitamins are called the B group. Vitamin B is important for the metabolism and excellent for skin, hair, nails and the nervous system.

Vitamin B in the diet

Vitamin B is found mainly in meat, liver, nuts, whole grains, green vegetables, milk and derivatives such as yogurt

Vitamin B is water soluble. Therefore vegetables that contain this vitamin should be cooked in only a little water and should not be cut into small pieces. Some vitamins of the B group are sensitive to cooking and to light.

Some of the food types listed above (meat, nuts, whole grains, for example) are hard for the body to tolerate after surgery for weight loss. Therefore, to combat the lowering of these crucial vitamin B levels, FitForMe has created WLS Optimum and WLS Forte multivitamins, specifically tailored to suit your needs.

Following the placement of a gastric band or sleeve, gastric bypass surgery, duodenal switch or biliopancreatic diversion procedures

Each vitamin in the B group has a Recommended Daily Allowance. This amount depends on the type of weight loss surgery you have undergone and shows how much of certain vitamins you need to consume through the daily diet.

See our vitamin pages for more information about RDA set for the vitamins in the B group.

Vitamin B supplements

B vitamins are extremely important, for example, in helping to release energy from the diet. You can help supplement your vitamin B levels with WLS Optimum and WLS Forte multivitamins, specifically tailored to suit your needs.

WLS Optimum and WLS Forte can help you take on the adequate amount of vitamin B, and all in just one capsule per day. For more information, please refer to our homepage:

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