Digestive Enzymes After Bariatric Surgery*

Digestive Enzymes After Bariatric Surgery* - Bariatric Fusion

It is estimated that more than 50% of patients with metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) experience digestive discomforts, such as gas, bloating, constipation, or gastrointestinal symptoms after meals. (1) If this sounds familiar, you may benefit from a complete digestive support supplement containing digestive enzymes and probiotics!*

What Are Digestive Enzymes?

It can be uncomfortable and embarrassing to experience gas and bloating after eating a meal. There are a number of ways to support healthy digestion, but did you know that a critical factor is your digestive enzymes?

The body produces digestive enzymes in the pancreas, stomach, small intestine, and mouth. Metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) and gastrointestinal surgeries can negatively impact the production of digestive enzymes, as can other factors, such as aging, infection, inflammation, and unstable blood sugar.

Digestive enzymes support the digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, such as starches, vegetables, legumes, and sugars. This allows for healthy and complete food digestion and nutrient absorption.*

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What Is Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery (MBS)?

MBS includes a variety of surgeries performed on the gastrointestinal tract that support weight loss for individuals suffering from obesity. When all other methods of weight loss are exhausted, including speaking with a dietitian, then weight loss surgery (WLS) can be considered. This weight-loss tool offers a better quality of life for many people.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) endorses certain weight loss procedures. The four most common MBS surgeries include:

  • Gastric sleeve
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Gastric band
  • Duodenal switch

These surgeries promote weight loss through restriction of foods, malabsorption of nutrients, or a combination of both.

Are Digestive Enzymes Needed After MBS?

The changes made to the gastrointestinal tract during MBS affect your digestive landscape. It may become difficult for your body to digest foods completely. When undigested food reaches the intestines, gas, bloating, constipation, and other gastrointestinal symptoms can occur.

A study reported that around 70% of post-op patients faced food intolerance after surgery. (2) For example, patients with MBS commonly present with lactose intolerance. When the stomach is reduced in size, food and beverages pass through to the small intestine faster. There may not be adequate amounts of the lactase enzyme available to break down lactose in dairy products, resulting in lactose intolerance.

Your dietitian and healthcare provider may recommend a dietary supplement that contains digestive enzymes and probiotics to support the function of your digestive system.*

By supporting the digestion of macronutrients, the body can better absorb and utilize vitamins and minerals from foods, such as:*

  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium

Digestive Support By Bariatric Fusion

Digestive Support by Bariatric Fusion is the first complete digestive support solution specifically formulated for postoperative patients with MBS.*

While digestive enzymes help to break down the macronutrients (carbs, proteins, fats) in foods you eat, your digestive tract is also made up of healthy bacteria called probiotics.* When there is an imbalance of healthy probiotics, you might experience gas, bloating, or digestive symptoms, similar to a lack of digestive enzymes.

Digestive Support features the probiotic Bacillus subtilis DE111® and a full range of 11 digestive enzymes, including the pancreatic enzymes protease, amylase, and lipase, to aid in the complete digestion of all foods.*

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Digestive Support by Bariatric Fusion supports:

  • Complete digestion of foods*
  • Optimal nutrient availability and absorption*
  • Bowel regularity*
  • Relief from occasional gas, bloating, and indigestion*
  • Fat metabolism*
  • Supports healthy cholesterol metabolism*
  • Healthy immune responses*

Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new dietary supplement. Ask them about adding Digestive Support to your daily multivitamin regimen!

Digestive Enzymes + Probiotics

Why is a mixture of digestive enzymes with probiotics recommended after metabolic and bariatric surgery? The changes that result from metabolic and bariatric surgery procedures greatly affect the digestive tract. For example, it can become more difficult for the body to digest carbohydrates, proteins, and fats completely. When undigested foods reach the intestine, it can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as gas, bloating, and indigestion.

Digestive enzymes and probiotics work together to support complete digestion and a healthy gut microbiome. In turn, this supports bowel regularity and healthy digestive responses to gas and bloating.*


Gas, bloating, and gastrointestinal symptoms after metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) can be embarrassing and frustrating. These symptoms are seen when foods are improperly digested by the body, and can typically be mitigated by supporting the healthy breakdown of carbs, proteins, and fats.*

Say goodbye to gas and bloating and hello to Digestive Support by Bariatric Fusion!*

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This blog is for information and education purposes only. This information is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions in regards to a medical condition. A qualified healthcare professional can best assist you in deciding whether a dietary supplement is suitable based on your individual needs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

†Supports healthy cholesterol levels already within normal ranges.

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