Journey ‘Gentle’ Iron Grape Tablets


4.95 out of 5

Specialized Albion® Gentle Iron in a fast melting natural grape flavored tab. No constipation! Tastes really good!


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MORE THAN HALF of all bariatric post-ops are iron deficient. Ice chewing is a sign of this disabling deficiency. People who are iron deficient tire easily because their bodies are starved for oxygen.  
WHEN ASKED WHY they did not take iron supplements as required; side effects of Stomach Upset, Burning and Constipation were the most common reasons cited. Fear of side effects is greater than fear of the deficiency.

The ‘Super-Charged’ Albion® Ferrous Glycinate used in Journey Grape Melt Tabs supports iron strength in a small, really good tasting, fast melt tablet. Unique attributes support its superior role as an iron supplement without the side effects of ordinary iron supplements. Each grape melt tab contains 20mg of highly specialized, chelated ferrous glycinate.

IMPORTANT: Prescription iron uses a different measurement scale – when you are asked to take 300 IU iron by your doctor, the true amount of iron is 60 mg elemental, and therefore 3 Journey Gentle Iron Grape Melts or 2 Journey Gentle Iron Capsules.

Journey Gentle Iron Grape Melt Tabs are designed to battle bariatric iron deficiency or ideally support prevention:

– Gentle Iron is non-constipating
– Recommended by hematologists after IV iron raises critical levels
– Does not react with calcium or block mineral uptake – no more ‘Two Hour Rule’
– Does not cause the stomach burning of cheaper common iron used in ‘bariatric’ brands
– Tiny neutrally charged molecules slip right through nutrient ports along ENTIRE length of intestine

In their ordinary form, minerals are difficult for the body to absorb through the intestine. Because small ‘protein peptides’ are easier for the body to absorb, the body will combine the minerals with amino acids to take advantage of the intestines affinity for protein absorption. This binding process is called chelation (key-lay-shun). Albion® patented iron does the stomachs work in advance by binding minerals to amino acids, resulting in small, organic iron molecules that can pass easily through the intestinal wall and into the body.

Directions: As a dietary supplement, adults take one or more tablets daily as recommended by a health professional.*


“People stop taking iron or never start because of side effects. We’ve all heard constipation stories and the words ‘manual extraction’ in connection with iron. We worked with specialists to find more efficient mineral forms that would work under bariatric conditions, but not cause scary problems and Albion® patented forms of iron are the answer. This is the iron form recommended by hematologists to maintain iron levels once bariatric patients have had their IV iron infusions. This Gentle Iron does not cause the same gastric or intestinal distress of other kinds of iron and does not block calcium. Plus chewing a grape melt is EASY!” – Susan Maria Leach, BariatricEating founder and author, RNY 2001


People who are iron-deficient tire easily in part because their bodies are starved for oxygen. Iron is essential to the transport of oxygen throughout the body as is a major component of hemoglobin in red blood cells, the primary carrier molecule for oxygen. Iron deficiency can facilitate anemia, which occurs when the red blood cells cannot carry enough oxygen throughout the body.

Clinical studies with Journey’s choice of Albion® iron chelates have shown that it improves hemoglobin and ferritin indices at lower dosages than ferrous sulfate or ferrous ascorbate; lower dosages mean fewer side effects and no interactions with other nutrients.

*Mechanick Jl, et al. AACE/TOS/ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines, Endocr Pract. 2013;19 (No. 2)

Journey supplements are screened for harmful toxins and do not contain aluminum, lead, mercury, or cadmium. Manufactured in the USA with stringent Good Manufacturing Practices.

You may want to use Journey 3+3 Multi Caps, Tangerine or Berry Tabs as your supplement base. For pre-existing deficiencies, add the appropriate Journey components, such as Apple D3 Drops or SuperCal DimaCal® Calcium as directed by your bariatric healthcare team.

Weight 0.5 lbs

21 reviews for Journey ‘Gentle’ Iron Grape Tablets

  1. 5 out of 5


    These are so easy to take and the taste is great. I love that you don”t have to avoid calcium for a 2 hr time frame when taking these.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I got these because I trust Susan Maria. I know if she made them they taste good and they do. These taste like real grapes and even a little like wine. My doctor tells everyone about Susan Maria”s book. My labs are great. Yeah!

  3. 5 out of 5


    At my most recent appointment with Dr. Peter LePort, I took in my bottle of Gentle Iron Grape Melts and told him that they taste just like candy and melt in my mouth. He usually recommends Bariatric Advantage, but I gave you a good plug. I think it”s great that people from all over the country, who may not read Dr. LePort”s own website, have access to some of his blog articles on your website. I will continue to express to him how much I value your products.

  4. 5 out of 5


    So far, so good. This is the absolute first over-the-counter iron preparation that has not caused me nausea,abdominal pain, profuse sweating and constipation. I love the fact that I don”t have to be especially careful in timing my dose with my calcium supplement. The grape taste is a “blast from the past.” Goodbye iron infusions, hello freedom and renewed energy!!!

  5. 5 out of 5


    After 8 consecutive weeks of IV iron, I am now taking Journey Gentle Iron Melts. Delicious…non-constipating…easy. I have my normal energy level back…and Journey Gentle Iron will help me keep it, and will also keep me out of the hospital infusion center!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Thank you so much!!! These taste so much better than what I”ve been taking for the past five years. They texture is so smooth. I recommend to everyone. Try it and you won”t go back to your old iron.

  7. 5 out of 5


    I”ve been taking these for about two months. Tastes good. And I like that you can take them when I take calcium. I feel great.

  8. 5 out of 5


    These are so much easier to take and they taste like a sweet tart from when I was a kid. I haven’t had any bad reactions to them and the gentle part seems very true. The bonus I now take my iron EVERY day and I am feeling better then I have in over a year.

  9. 5 out of 5


    Never thought I’d like grape but this is the best tasting iron I’ve ever had!

  10. 5 out of 5


    This supplement tastes great and does not goes the severe constipation and gas other iron supplements do. I have not had my iron levels checked, but will soon. So far the only iron regimen I can stick to consistently! Thank you for bringing us this great supplement.

  11. 5 out of 5


    My iron was low and I had to have an iron infusion. After the infusion I took two gentle iron pills a day, at the request of my doctor, to maintain my levels. Now I’m taking just one and my levels have went up and are holding. These pills are great. I highly reacommend.

  12. 5 out of 5


    Since my gastric bypass surgery in 2007 I have been anemic. I was unable to find an iron supplement that I could tolerate. I have had two iron infusions due to my extreme anemia. I am beyond happy to say that this product is a life saver. I tolerate this product perfectly. I don’t have nausea and diarrhea at all with this product. I have no discomfort at all with it. I showed it to my hemotologist and he says for me to keep taking it. I love this product! Thank you BE for telling me about this product.

  13. 5 out of 5


    This is a great-tasting iron supplement compared to other bariatric iron options.

  14. 5 out of 5


    I was glad to see the “Gentle” in Gentle Iron was true. I have had no problems with taking this vitamin. Would definitely recommend it.

  15. 5 out of 5


    Great smooth taste. It is absolutely wonderful not to worry about taking it near Calcium time!! I actually love taking these.

  16. 5 out of 5


    nice grape taste. Melts with clean taste.

  17. 5 out of 5


    Great taste, not chalky or hard as a rock. No constipation.

  18. 4 out of 5


    I really like this product…tastes great and no problem with upsetting my stomach or system in anyway.

  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I just started taking 4 per day only a few days ago, and it is like night and day! I am alert! I can focus at work! I have energy! I am literally blown away. I recently found out my Ferritin was too low! No doc could figure out why I’m tired all the time (even though my Ferritin was low?!) and I also realized I don’t need meds for ADD!! It’s the iron that was the problem! After only a few days, I feel like a million bucks! Thank you BE and Susan Maria Leach!! Oh, and they are delicious too!!!

  20. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’m Currently pregnant and my Ferratin levels had dropped to a 9. I added 2 Gentle Iron a day and after only 4 weeks my levels are up to 17! These are delicious and safe for mom and baby.

  21. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love this product. I am always anemic even before surgery. It tastes good, it is easy to take and I can take it with my other medications.

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