I hope you found this short video helpful in advising your anemic clients and patients how to maximize their iron absorption. Here are some additional information sources which might be helpful:
This is a write-up from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition about how calcium impairs iron absorption and also the fact that coffee impairs absorption, as does black tea (these types of links are also perhaps good persuasive fodder for your patients and clients in convincing them to make changes).
Make sure your patients and clients know that Vitamin C actually enhances iron absorption substantially. Thus taking iron supplements (or eating iron-rich foods) with foods such as sauteed onions or a fresh orange or a squeezed half lemon can be particularly helpful for boosting iron.
Generally, iron from animal food sources (e.g. heme iron) is much more readily absorbed than that from plant sources (non-heme). To avoid iron-triggered constipation, I specifically most often recommend iron-bisgyclinate or succinate forms (tablets) or iron ammonium citrate (liquid).
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