DOVER, Idaho, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thorne Research, Inc., a leading dietary supplement manufacturer specializing in providing science-based, pure, hypoallergenic nutritional supplements, announced today that it is launching a novel line of dietary supplements – Thorne Bariatric – for individuals who will undergo bariatric surgery, as well as for individuals who have had bariatric surgery and need nutritional support to help maintain weight loss and adequate hydration. Thorne Research's unique, science-based formulas will be marketed both to physician groups and to hospitals specializing in the moderately-obese and severely-obese patient populations, many of whom need nutritional support both before and after bariatric surgery.
Thorne Bariatric is the first nutritional product line for bariatric patients formulated with natural sweeteners and flavorings – the entire line is aspartame-free and sucralose-free. In addition, Thorne Bariatric is the first and only dietary supplement product line to include ImmunoLin®, which is exclusively licensed to Thorne Research from Proliant Health & Biologicals. ImmunoLin® enhances gastrointestinal and immune health – an important consideration for patients recovering from bariatric surgery.
"Nutrient deficiencies – which are common after weight loss surgery – can lead to side effects such as hair loss, impaired immunity, anemia, delayed wound healing, and even neuropathy. These complications can be minimized with vitamin and mineral supplementation in combination with nutritional laboratory analyses. But supplementation should be in a form that enhances bioavailability and absorption. Thorne Bariatric provides pure, highly absorbed nutrients and will be an important component in improving the quality of life of my bariatric patients," said Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, a well-known board-certified gastrointestinal surgeon and a re