iHerb Customer Reviews
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Dislike ferric iron, casein/succinylate and fillers - mixed results
Posted by Health-Is-Wealth on Feb 27, 2014
Suggest not taking ferric iron at all - or take with vit C to help avoid inactivation of key enzymes (e.g. tyrosine hydroxylase). IPS is designed to get through the stomach unchanged to be absorbed in the duodenum - while it's not much casein, suggest it might be ample for sensitive systems - OR - something else about that IPS 'delivery system' is a bit much. I had mixed results taking this - few OK, others not (e.g. major discomfort with repeat but occasional use only), regardless of what I ate/took with it - I find ferrous sulphate less problematic. If you tolerate the casein/succinylate, studies support this form 'decreases both the prevalence and the duration of adverse events without prejudice for the clinical efficacy' (from one study re IPS vs ferrous sulphate). However - there are also studies that show persistent, unresolved iron deficiency responds to manganese - another strategy worth invesigating, especially if there's a history of medications/herbs that affect liver chemistry/function, including liver 'cleansing'. If this review was helpful to you, please click YES below - thank you. For reviews of all the products I have purchased from iHerb, please click my username above.
Not what I expected
Posted by Reviewer1296428 on Aug 30, 2008
I have tried many different forms and brands of Iron due to anemia, I was not as satisfied with this product due to intestinal bloating.
Great for anemia issues
Posted by Reviewer1929716 on Sep 15, 2007
This iron is easily absorbed with no constipation. Take with some ester-C apart from other vit's for best absorption.
Iron that works
Posted by Reviewer2497885 on May 30, 2008
Jarrow IronSorb lives up to it's name -- it absorbs well. Plus it's the only iron supplement I've ever tried that didn't cause constipation.
The best Iron
Posted by Reviewer3137418 on Oct 27, 2008
This is the best form of Iron to take if one wants to avoid constipation from more commonly prescribed forms of Iron.I was severely anemic, and it is working remarkably well to bring my Iron and Ferritin levels back to normal. Jarrow has also been consistently reliable for me, and I highly recommend this one!
Be careful and take on a full stomach
Posted by Reviewer2442181 on Aug 31, 2010
Product needs to be taken on a full stomach or you might get an upset tummy.
Unfortunately, has milk ingredients
Posted by Umbridge on Apr 17, 2010
I probably just didn't read this carefully enough, but it's not vegan. It does appear to be vegetarian, but I wish they would omit the milk products.
Posted by Reviewer2601851 on Feb 21, 2012
It helps you a lot when your liver is having difficulties. I use it with vitamin C together.
Best Iron I've Taken!
Posted by Reviewer2677834 on Feb 01, 2010
The other reviewers are right - this one is easy on the stomach, won't nauseate you like some of the other irons out there, and will not cause digestion problems. I've gone through many different forms of iron in my life as an anemic, and I've actually looked forward to taking this easy-to-swallow version every day.
Posted by Reviewer2682999 on Mar 07, 2010
much less upsetting to the GI system than the stuff I had been taking- great price, too