Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional concerns after bariatric surgery. Estimates indicate that up to 50% of bariatric surgery patients experience iron deficiency due to a number of factors that may include reduced absorption of iron and a decreased intake of meat.
Twinlab Bariatric Support Chewable Iron is a highly absorbable iron supplement formulated to help bariatric surgery patients meet their daily iron requirements in a tasty and convenient chewable tablet. This product contains Ferrochel iron bisglycinate, a unique form of chelated iron formulated for maximum absorption without gastrointestinal irritation or the constipating effects that often accompany iron supplementation. Studies have shown that Ferrochel is both better tolerated and more readily adsorbed than ferrous sulfate - which is found in some other iron containing supplements - making it an ideal iron form for bariatric surgery patients.
- 18 mg - 100% of the Daily Value - of highly absorbable, gentle iron
- Not associated with constipation or gastric upset often experienced with other iron forms
- No artificial flavors or sweeteners
Twinlab's comprehensive new Bariatric Support line addresses the specific nutritional needs and challenges faced by bariatric surgery patients. Twinlab's Bariatric line acts as a nutritional safety net to help fill in nutrient gaps potentially left by reduced food intake and decreased absorption to support optimal health of these individuals. Due to the unique digestive challenges faced by bariatric surgery patients, many dietary supplement forms such as capsules and large tablets can be difficult for these individuals to absorb. This is especially true in the early stages of the recovery process, when patients are required to follow a liquid-only diet. Instead, many bariatric nutritionists typically recommend delivery systems that may be more easily digested or absorbed, such as liquids and chews.
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