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Serving size: 1 Soft Chew
Servings Per Container: 30
Bariatric Advantage Iron Chewy Bite 30 mg Raspberry Truffle flavor features ferric orthophosphate, a bioavailable form of iron with no iron taste, along with added vitamin C to support iron absorption.* Delicious, sugar-free, and Individually wrapped. Not a low-calorie food.
Iron deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies seen with patients of all bariatric procedure types.
ASMBS guidelines call for a minimum of 18 mg of iron per day for patients of all bariatric procedure types, and many female patients need 45-60 mg per day.1
Iron supplements should include vitamin C to help absorption of iron.* Iron and calcium should be taken two hours apart. Calcium has been shown to reduce iron absorption after a meal by 50-60%.
Iron carries oxygen and plays a critical role in enzyme functions, immune function, growth, and development.*
1. Parrott J, Frank L, et al. ASMBS. Micronutrients, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Integrated Health Nutritional Guidelines For The Surgical Weight Loss Patient (2016).
* 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.
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