Why Do Dialysis Patients
Need A Renal Multi-Vitamin?
If you have kidney disease and undergo dialysis treatments, your
body has special vitamin needs. Supplementing your diet with the
right vitamins may help support general health.*
Dialyvite® multi-vitamins are specifically formulated to
suit the nutritional needs of dialysis patients.
Regular multi-vitamins from the store are not suitable for you
when you have kidney disease. Water soluble B vitamins are removed
during dialysis and need to be replaced. The fat soluble vitamins A,
D, E and K are not removed through dialysis and accumulate in the
body. Accumulation of fat soluble vitamins can result in “vitamin
toxicity” and cause you to feel very sick.
You probably have special dietary restrictions, which limit how
many dairy products, vegetables or fruits you eat. You may also have
a poor appetite or are tired and don’t feel like making meals. These
factors decrease your food intake, which, in turn, may contribute to
inadequate nutrition. It is for these reasons that you need to take
a renal multi-vitamin.
Because dialysis removes water-soluble vitamins from your
bloodstream, taking a renal multi-vitamin after the dialysis process
replaces the important nutrients you need.
In addition to water-soluble vitamins, supplementation with
Zinc is also beneficial to your health.* Zinc has antioxidant
properties and is involved in normal taste sensitivity.* It also
plays a vital role in the immune system and may support prostate
health in men.* Because the standard renal diet is typically
deficient in Zinc, you may want to consider a renal mutli-vitamin
Ask your Dietitian or Nephrologist about what level of folic acid
and zinc would be right for you.
Dialyvite® is a small tablet with an ultra thin
cellulose coating. This makes it easy to swallow and allows Dialyvite® to dissolve in the stomach within minutes
allowing the nutrient rich supplement maximum absorption time.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.