Twinlab Bariatric Support Chewable Iron Blackberry Flavor - 60 Tablets
Twinlab Bariatric Support Chewable Iron Blackberry Flavor 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
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.
Bariatric Support is a comprehensive supplementation program designed by Twinlab to provide high quality nutritional solutions to help address the specific needs of bariatric patients. The goal of bariatric surgery is to limit the body's supply and absorption of calorie-laden macronutrients. However, this also results in a decreased intake of micronutrients and other essential dietary components including vitamins, minerals and protein that are key to overall good health. Their products utilize nutrient-dense, convenient delivery forms that are easily digested and absorbed by the body to help meet the unique needs of bariatric patients and support optimum assimilation and utilization of nutrients.
Twinlab was created in 1968 when founder David Blechman leveraged his 20 years of expertise in the pharmaceutical industry to develop and market a liquid protein supplement. Working out of his family’s garage, he and his wife named their developing business Twinlab, after the couple’s two sets of twins. Sales soared, and in the 1980s, Twinlab branched out to a broader range of vitamins, minerals, herbs and teas.
Since 1968, the Twinlab brand has been the trusted leader for innovative, high performance health and wellness products. In addition to the extensive line of vitamins, minerals and sports nutrition formulas of its namesake brand, Twinlab Corporation also manufactures and sells other category leaders, including the Metabolife line of diet and energy products; Alvita teas, established in 1922 as one of the country's first herbal tea lines, and Nature's Herbs, a complete line of herbals and phytonutrients. Twinlab’s plant in American Fork, UT, is a NSF GMP registered facility from which we manufacture, package and distribute over 1,000 premium quality products. The NSF program verifies that Twinlab’s manufacturing plant has met NSF International’s stringent independent registration process guidelines, which include facilities and manufacturing process inspections and reviews to assure compliance with NSF’s rigorous banned substances standards. Facilities registered GMP by NSF conform to the highest verification process including ongoing monitoring via two annual facility inspections, to ensure continued compliance with program requirements.
Twinlab also operates a Research & Development facility in Grand Rapids, MI, and has its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. Twinlab products are currently available in over 55 countries worldwide.