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Bariatric Advantage Chewable Iron 18 mg features Ferronyl® carbonyl iron, along with added vitamin C to support iron absorption. Available in delicious strawberry flavor. No iron taste.
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
Vitamin C can help with the 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.