Do you know which deficiency is common among bariatric post ops? If you guessed iron deficiency, you're right! But how can you tell if you have this deficiency? If you find yourself frequently chewing ice, it may be a warning sign. This seemingly harmless habit is actually a recurrent sign of a common bariatric deficiency. In fact, more than half of all bariatric post ops know they have an iron deficiency, but don't take iron because they're afraid of the side effects.

Iron plays a critical role in your body. It's necessary to make hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body. When you don't have enough healthy blood cells, you'll feel exhausted and fatigued. Other warning signs of an iron deficiency include difficulty focusing (a.k.a. "brain fog"), apathy, breathlessness, unusually pale skin, dark shadows under your eyes, a slower recovery time after exercise, and brittle nails.

If you have an iron deficiency, it's important to seek medical intervention to avoid permanent heart damage. But many post ops are hesitant to take iron due to the potential side effects of constipation, stomach burning, and nausea. That's where Journey Gentle Iron comes in. Journey uses highly specialized Albion® chelated iron that does not create these side effects, making it safer and more efficient than other iron supplements. Ferrochel, the chelate structure in Journey Gentle Iron, allows your body's iron stores to control how much iron is absorbed, ensuring you get just the right amount. The patented chelated form also increases absorption through the intestinal wall, making it more effective than typical iron supplements.

Don't let your iron deficiency go untreated. Get the nutritional support you need with Journey Gentle Iron.

November 10, 2023
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