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  1. The cheese is OK. Red meat may work best, but in one study, chicken worked pretty well.
  2. There are pros and cons to eating liver. However, even 1 oz would add about 3.5 mg of relatively well absorbed iron. Meat also helps with absorption of iron from other foods or supplements. In one study, 2.6 ounces of meat more than doubled iron absorption from some other foods. Also, as far as my product line, I have been trying to make it for years. It should get made in the next 2 weeks, but it may not be released immediately. Since this production will be the first scaled up batches, some testing and tweaking might be needed by the manufacturer.
  3. disilvestro.1

    Calcium and Iron

    Read the end of my post on the topic that starts with NEW STUDY, August 22
  4. The vitamin D situation is tricky since absorption falls following bariatric surgery. Also, it absorbs best when taken with at least some fat (150 Calories in most people, but maybe more is needed following bariatric surgery). Many people don't take the vitamin D with enough fat. I am going to do a short study on a non conventional vitamin D in people who have had bariatric surgery. It may work better post bariatric surgery than the conventional forms (and it may not need simultaneous fat intake). How fast the study begins depends on how fast I can get the supplier of the vitamin D to get me what I need in the right form. Dr Robert DiSilvestro, Ph.D. Biochemistry, Professor Emeritus Human Nutrition, Ohio State University
  5. To Fluffy Chix. Unfortunately, no iron supplement has an absorption that comes close to meat iron. Of the iron supplements out there, I like Ferrochel (sometimes called Gentle Iron or ferrous bisglycinate). It's sold at some Kroger stores. It tends to be easier on the digestive system than most iron supplements. Also, it has been found to work a little faster than ferrous sulfate in some studies. One of these studies is mine, though it was in women runners, not in people who have had bariatric surgery. Ferrochel cannot be put in protein shakes because it tastes awful, but is OK in capsules. I used a relative of Ferrochel in a study on people who just had bariatric surgery. This relative is NOT well absorbed by itself, but it worked well when I mixed it with some other things. It worked fine even when calcium was taken at the same time. Shortly, I will have a meal replacement line out that includes this iron. Dr Robert DiSilvestro, Ph.D. Biochemistry, Professor Emeritus Human Nutrition, Ohio State University