My doctor gave me a prescription for heme iron polypeptide (Proferrin) and I started taking it today. I was reading about it, and on the site I just went to, it says:
# Heme Iron has Fewer Side Effects: Less constipation, nausea and cramping than IV iron and reduced GI distress versus ionic iron.
# Heme Iron has Higher Absorption: Increased serum iron 23 times greater than ferrous fumarate.
# Heme Iron is More Convenient: Can be taken with or without meals(2). Absorption not affected by achlorhydria.
I was just wondering if anyone else here has ever tried this kind of iron. I was on Palafer before and the constipation made me stop taking it. This stuff isn't covered by my insurance though so it's kind of pricy compared to other options, so I really want to be sure that people have seen positive results. Haven't been able to find many reviews on it though...Do any of you have any experiences with it?