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It is hard to believe that it has been just over a year since Michelle Anne Curran passed into the arms of our creator on 2/16/19 .
Michelle was born 10/15/49 in Vallejo, CA the only child of William and Jeanne McLelland. She is survived by her husband, Don, son’s Donovan and Ben Read, step children Kristopher and Michelle Curran, 3 grand and 5 step grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
She was the founder and president of Vitalady, Inc. providing support, information and encouragement to those having and seeking bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
In her honor her husband, Vitaguy, Don, will try to continue providing the products, information and encouragement to the bariatric community. You all, supported her for so many years, so we will continue to support you.
Michelle Curran was an early pioneer in the area of weight loss surgery. When she had her surgery in 1994, she became one of the few people to have this procedure. And because of that experience, she also became a pioneer in the field of nutritional supplementation for weight loss surgery patients. Michelle followed the recommendations of her surgeon, Dr. S. R. Fox, regarding recommended supplementation. Searching for the proper vitamins and minerals at a time when the internet was in its infancy was a challenge. As she found the appropriate source for supplements, other surgery patients asked her to order for them. She got the nickname of Vitalady, and thus the seeds of her new company were planted. Michelle went far beyond merely following his advice, however. She began researching and studying. She has investigated all facets of nutrition after surgery. The range of her studies included the function of the gastro-intestinal system both before and after surgery, where various elements are absorbed, the deficiencies associated with inadequate supplementation, and which forms of vitamins and minerals are best absorbed by post op patients. As she learned new information, she adjusted her own vitamin regime, and that of her husband Don (Vitaguy) who had the surgery just one year after she did. As more and more people had weight loss surgery and heard of the amazing Vitalady, Michelle and Don decided it was time to actually formalize their business. Her first venture into e-commerce was in 1998, when her first website was launched. Michelle Curran continues to research and refine her knowledge each day and is a wonderful resource to the weight loss surgery community. As the Vitalady, she is dedicated to each patients’ good health by providing only supplements, products, and information that have met her high standards.
About Us at Vitalady, Inc. Our Company We are a small company dedicated to helping obesity surgery patients remain nutritionally balanced and healthy for life. We are not medical people, but wish to share the life experiences of ourselves and many others like us, who are gastric bypass patients. We have lost several hundred pounds and enjoy life to a much fuller extent than we ever thought possible a few years ago. The products we offer have been shown to help many patients who have had obesity surgery obtain and maintain their maximum weight loss, and to look and feel their best. Statistically, we have added many years to our lives by having had these procedures. We believe that by maintaining our weight loss and nutritional balance, we have avoided or reversed the need for repair surgeries, diabetes, lung problems and a host of other ailments. Vitalady (and Vitaguy) are here to offer the supplements we can use to become as strong and healthy as our new bodies can be.
CALCIUM CITRATE ONLY in capsules is another item we are having trouble getting from Bio-Tech, soooo we have brought in Puritan's Pride Calcium Citrate Only 250mg capsules in 200 cap/btl
ENCAPSULATED MULTI-VITAMINS Yes, Multi's in a capsule. Since we are having trouble getting Bio-Tech Vita-Min capsules we have brought in Solaray Once Daily High Energy Multi-Vita-Min in 120 and 180 capsule bottles.
FINALLY AT LONG LAST - 250 COUNT BOTTLES
THEY ARE BACK
Do you take the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E & K? You find that the combined ADEK's products may not meet your needs. You need a higher dose of one element like D-3 but don't want to change the others what do you do?
If you buy them separately to the dose you need, might that make more sense?
If you buy at least one of each A, D, E, and K vitamins, we will apply a special ADEK's discount to your order. It amounts to about 7% saving on those products. It can't be done through our web site cart, but will be applied when we ship your order and refund the discount to your Credit Card or PayPal account.
Sharing information from The Bariatric Community
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Bariatric Times Aug 2020 Weight Gain/Regain Following the Covid-19 Quarantine is not Only Common, it’s Expected
Bariatric Times Jul 2020 Why It's So Difficult to Lose Weight: The Hard Truths
Bariatric Times May 2020 Most Diets Lead to Weight Loss and Lower Blood Pressure, but Effects Largely Disappear After a Year
Bariatric Times May 2020 Bariatric Surgery is Linked to Significantly Fewer Heart Attacks and Strokes
We offer the ability to set up an Automatic Shipment.
We can modify monthly prepackaged regimens to your specific needs.
Just tell us what you need and we'll try our best, either a special product or service.
Just give us a call (253-848-5118)
The Taste Of Sucess
Did you see we have a testimonial page?
Your own personal story is the best influence you can have on future members of our community. Send us your story and pictures if you want, and we will considering adding it to our "Success & Testimonials" page.
NEW VITALADY BACKORDER POLICY 3/25/2020
New Vitalady Back Order Policy
Due to recent events, some of our suppliers are experiencing delayed product availability. At this time, we are not able to get a reliable schedule for shipping some of these items. Therefore, we will no longer accept orders for them and will identify them as “OUT OF STOCK” on our website. (NEW)
In the past, when we were backordering all items, customers became frustrated because we were sharing un-reliable information and failed to meet your expectations. Unfortunately, we have to charge for all products ordered on line and not available at the time you ordered them, a requirement of our credit card and PayPal processing procedure.
Going forward we will only accept orders for those items we know we can ship in a timely manner (usually within 7-10 days). We will ship what we have in stock and back order those items that we can reliably ship in 7-10 days, at our expense.
Yes, we will continue to notify you of items not immediately available (but within 7-10 days) and give you the option to cancel the back order and receive a refund. On the items we cannot give a firm shipping date, you will be notified, by email, when they are available and have you order them at that time, if you request it, by email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your understanding,
VITALADY WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE AFTER THE LOSS OF OUR FOUNDER
It has been a year since Michelle passed away. Note that we are continuing operations in her honor. Please feel confident that we will continue to provide the products and encouragement to help you succeed. 2/29/2020
PRODUCTION PROBLEMS AND PRODUCT AVALIBILITY
Since July 2019, one of our major suppliers, Bio-Tech Pharmacal, has experienced equipment and personnel problems in their production department
As we rely heavily on them for some of their branded and some Vitalady branded products, they may not be available for a while. We will try to keep you updated.
Our shopping cart collects payment at the time you order, including any back ordered items. You will receive a email notifying you of the shortage and an estimate of when it should be available.
If you are not able to wait, please let us know and we can cancel the back-order and make a refund to your credit card or PayPal account.
We understand how difficult and inconvenient this is, and appreciate your understanding.
PRICE INCREASE ON PROTEIN 6/18/2019
BSN, Nature's Best and Optimum Nutrition have announced price increases on powdered whey protein. It has been several years since the last increase. I wouldn't be surprised if Dymatize and Nectar will follow suit soon.
All these new prices are in effect 7/1/2019
FINALLY THEY ARE HERE 6/13/2019.
At long last we can offer Tender A 25,000iu and Tender D-3 50,000iu in 250 count bottles.
OK, it's been a while 4/22/19
You have asked for larger bottles on some of our most popular items. Keep your eyes here for an announcement.
News today 11/1/18
We have added a pill size graph when looking up products you are considering. Keep in mind the pills shown are depicted on 1/4" square graph paper and are not actual size. So are they a "horse pill" something I can handle? No more guessing or getting something to large to swallow. Keep in mind capsules can be "opened and dumped"
We will be adding more items as we can.
News today 10/5/18
Good news. Yeah, all orders including regimens are shipped. We hope you will understand the circumstances and forgive the inconvenience we have caused you all.
Again thank you all for your well wishes and prayers.
News today 8/21/18
I am happy to say thanks to all the well wish's and prayer's from all our wonderful customers I am on the mend.
I have been in and out of the hospital 3 times since August 7th and as the recent visit to my surgeon, doing very well.
I was diagnosed with a gall stones and had emergent surgery on Monday. I got home today. I most likely take all week to catch up.
Please understand and know your orders will go out and emails responded to as I can. Thanks for your understanding. DC 8/21
The above picture was too cute not to use. LOL.
You want BIG NEWS? How about the NEW VITALADY.COM site. You have been so patient while the site was being re-built. It is our hope it was worth the wait.
WANT EVEN MORE BIGGER NEWS
How about more capsule products? We set our deal with Bio-Tech and are now offering Vitalady Tender Cal-Citrate Only and Bio-Tech Calcium Citrate in capsules, Magnesium Citrate in capsules, Multi Vitamin in capsule and Vitamin C all in capsules. With these new items we will be able to offer our regimens with regular size tablets and capsule items saving money AND with mostly sublingual tablets with more capsules which will be a little more money but easier for folks who have trouble with those larger horse pills.
Find the Vitamin and Mineral necessary for managing your nutritional health. Don't confuse being thin and healthy. Have both,.
Find our suggested pre-packaged Monthly Vitamin Regimen for your specfic surgical weight loss procedure.
Find the right Protein Powder you. Select brand, flavor and size, including single serve samples.
We have documents and a few special items worth buying and looking at.
We are not medical professionals. All information provided is based on our experiences and that of our peers. All content on this site has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. We do not nor offer products intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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