(UPDATE: This post was written in 2014. Sadly (for us), Hunky Tim got a promotion and doesn’t work directly with Bariatric Foodie anymore. But we can remember his tenure and smile. Moving on…)
This is Tim. Tim the Barimelts guy. And he wants you to know something. No matter how many times I inappropriately harass him make reference to his boyish good looks, it’s really all about the vitamins. (Nods slowly, mesmerized…)
Huh? What was I saying? Yes, the vitamins!
So here’s the deal. Newer post-ops. Tell me if this has ever happened to you. You have all these requirements. You’re overwhelmed. You gotta get this much water and these many grams of protein and this much exercise and on top of all that? You have to take vitamins!
I know a big problem for me was that I’d take my vitamins and – regardless of if they were chewable or swallow pills – I got full off of them! Freaked me right on out.
Well that’s one of the problems Barimelts is trying to solve. So I asked Tim a few questions about what makes them so special and why we should give them a try.
Nik: So there are a lot of bariatric vitamins out there? What makes Barimelts different?
Tim: Other than being “the new kids on the vitamin
scene,” the biggest difference is that BariMelts are NOT chewables. They dissolve before you swallow, so there isn’t any extra work from your system
to break them down like with most products that are full or partially intact
when you swallow. If you want to read more about that process, here’s a great explanation on our website.
Nik: So they really do dissolve in your mouth? Exactly how long does this take?
Tim: They do! Here are the typical times, which can vary from person to person:
- 60-90 seconds with no chewing
- 30-45 seconds when the tablet is lightly broken
up in the teeth and then allowed to dissolve
- 45-60 seconds (these are small enough to be take sublingually). Faster if lightly broken
up in the teeth.
- 30-45 seconds when lightly broken up in the teeth and allowed to dissolve
Nik: How do you decide on the flavors? And what exactly are Barimelts flavored with? Sugar???
products are sugar-free except Calcium, which has less than 2 g per sugars serving. Also, all our products contain ingredients that are Gluten-Free, GMO-Free, and Dairy-Free.