Iron Recommendation

White Dove
on 6/29/20 11:37 am

Can anyone recommend an iron that works well for RNY and does not cause constipation?

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Citizen Kim
on 6/29/20 12:15 pm, edited 6/29/20 5:15 am - Castle Rock, CO

Proferrin- not cheap, but it's heme so it's super efficient.

There are a few of us who have been on it for years with no infusions necessary. I had to have two before I went on it. Not needed one for almost 10 years

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White Dove
on 6/29/20 1:55 pm

Thanks. A few years ago my doctor told me to stop taking iron because I could not absorb it and today the same doctor suggested I start taking iron again. I have been over two years since an infusion and my ferratin was 125, so I am going to order the proferrin now.

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on 6/30/20 3:51 am
catwoman7
on 6/30/20 11:03 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I remember reading somewhere awhile ago that heme iron is not as affected by calcium as non-heme iron, but I was looking for studies again and I'm not finding that - so it could be that not all studies got consistent results. To be on the safe side, just make sure you're taking them at least two hours apart.

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on 7/1/20 6:48 pm
MarinaGirl
on 7/3/20 5:18 pm

I also use Proferrin and have not had any infusions while on it.

Member Services
on 6/30/20 2:31 pm - Irvine, CA

I am using Vitron + Vitamin C and I got it off Amazon. It is in pill form, but it is the only one that has not given me the constipation issues and I have been using it for about 4 months. I take one tablet daily and it states on the bottle. "Helps absorb iron with Vitamin C. Easy on the stomach and less constipation. 65mg elemental iron"

catwoman7
on 7/2/20 4:57 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I just got some of that the other day (from amazon)! I'm finishing up the last of my stockpile of Sundown Perfect Iron (which is also carbonyl iron), which I hoarded after I heard they were going to stop making it a couple of years ago. I was hoping I could find a replacement that works just as well - so I'm glad to hear you've been happy with Vitron!

sweetpotato1959
on 7/2/20 3:03 pm

White Dove the only iron products i can use are dessicated liver... carlton labs makes one, and there are other companies.. look for dessicated calf, or buffalo liver in organic. They are fully absorbable and do not gripe my stomach. ..others do.. I must have something with an intrinsic factor as i have very little in my system... I usually take 2 per day....

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