At FitForMe we do not just make vitamin supplements. It is our passion for health that inspires us. Our supplements are developed according to the latest scientific developments. We believe that everyone is entitled to a healthy life, including people who are struggling with severe overweight. In 2009, when we were developing WLS Forte (the vitamin supplement for after gastric bypass), we wanted to show that morbidly obese patients had significantly lower vitamin deficiencies if they took FitForMe multivitamins.* For this reason, researchers at the Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem (the Netherlands) carried out a scientific study on this multivitamin.
In the scientific literature, it was already known that people who have undergone gastric bypass face the challenge of absorbing enough vitamins and minerals. It is especially all these vitamins and minerals that make us feel good! In 2011, the Vital study started at the Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem (the Netherlands). Years of research followed. Was our supplement more effective than standard multivitamins?
For one year, researchers monitored the effects of daily multivitamin intake after gastric bypass surgery. In particular, the difference between the special dose in the WLS Forte and a standard supplement containing 100% of the daily value (DV) has been extensively researched.
The project of the study
150 patients participated in the study. They were divided into two groups. One group received the FitForMe WLS Forte, and the other group received a standard multivitamin containing 100% of the daily value (DV). The patients did not know which of the two supplements they were taking. They were asked to take one capsule each day. Using blood tests the values of all vitamins and minerals were measured one month before the operation, six months after the surgery and 12 months after the surgery.
And the conclusion of this study? The group that had taken WLS Forte had significantly better vitamin B12 and folic acid values and even optimal iron values. Also, this group felt better than the group that had taken standard multivitamins. It has been shown that WLS Forte keeps vitamins and minerals at normal plasma levels.
The excellent results of this scientifically-based study led bariatric physicians and the Dutch Obesity Clinic to express their enthusiasm for FitForMe's WLS complements. But we did not stop there! We continued researching so we can continuously improve our supplements. This way you can be sure, you always will have the best quality possible when you take the FitForMe supplements.
But we did not stop there! We continued researching so we can continuously improve our supplements. Since 2017 we have also started international research. The findings are very important to us because we always continue to develop our products. This way you can be sure, you always will have the best quality possible when you take the FitForMe supplements.