Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
Q. Dear Terry, “Last week I had a visit with my oncologist. Blood tests show I’m slightly anemic. They instructed me to start taking an iron supplement. I noticed a slight change in bowel movement since I started taking this last week. Is there a different type of supplement that is easier on the stomach? What do you recommend? Regards.” — Joe N., Reno, NV
A. Dear Joe, Good news – I do have a better option. I recommend adding a formula that features iron, magnesium, copper, and zinc – all minerals that are required by the body to produce energizing red blood cells.
When choosing a formula, look for one that contains these minerals in a glycinate chelated form. Minerals are difficult for the body to absorb and use efficiently. A “chelate” is a bond between mineral and an organic molecule structure that helps the body absorb the mineral during digestion. Because of the chelated forms, there are no harsh stomach consequences and it’s non-constipating.
I recommend taking two tablets of this combination daily, which will provide 30 mg of iron.
Terry . . . Naturally