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    Question Multivitamin Suggestions?

    Hello,

    I just joined the community but have been primal for 3 weeks now. It's all going pretty well. I happened apon Mark's Daily Apple after being tipped off that my problem might be lectins. I am celiac and have been GF for 2.5 years. Even after all that time I still was not absorbing my food/nutrients.

    So I tried PB and bam! It worked. Even my joint pain that I was in physical therapy for got better. I've lost tons of weight (maybe a bit too fast) about 10 pounds in 3 weeks-it seems like more. I was slightly spooked by this so I took the advice of this community and joined fitday. I began to track my food.

    Now I see I need a multivitamin badly. Not a big problem normally but I have lots of food allergies and of course, the lectins thing. So I have been trying to find a vitamin that I can take and it's not going very well. I get super tired too, serious low levels of iron (I have some suppliments already for iron but it's much higher than the recommended 18mgs). I'd like to take it in my multi if I can. So my list of foods I can't have is below.

    I would love it if anyone could point me in the right direction!

    Thank you ahead of time!!!

    Gluten/all grains/high lectin foods
    eggs
    casein
    nuts-all kinds
    avacado
    shellfish

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    I have little to add on multivitamins as I do not take them. Can you eat liver? A serving of liver is 25% of your daily iron. How about leafy greens? (sorry I have no idea what contains lechtins).

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    What does Fitday say you need so badly that you can't get from real food? Take those recommendations with a massive grain of (unrefined sea) salt. Can you post some specifics?

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    i completely agree that you should be getting all your nutrients from food. but, i also know that it's much easier said than done, and i keep a bottle of multi-vitamins on hand to help round out whatever nutrients i might be missing.

    i recommend a food-based multi. i personally take rainbow light for men, but don't just take the first thing you see...shop around a bit.

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    I wouldn't advise trying to get a multivitamin that includes iron, as they usually have calcium in them, and calcium and iron compete for absorption. Just googling "allergen free multivitamin" I came up with this, the SCD and Feingold approval stamp is probably a good thing. The KIRKMAN Website

    I personally take a high potency bariatric formula multivitamin, but I've had a gastric bypass and malabsorb some nutrients. I take my multivitamins in the AM and PM, and try to take my iron along with a vitamin C in the middle of the day. Heme iron is the most easily absorbed form of iron and doesn't aggravate my stomach, I take ProFerrin.

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    One multivitamin per day is not a bad idea, just in case...

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    So I just got off the phone with Kirkman vitamins and thank you for the help!!!!!!!! I didn't see free of corn so I called. They said the vitamin C they use is derived from corn but the protein is removed. Does this mean I can have it? How does that effect the lectin content? If I can have that, then I found my vitamin! I'll be so happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keilamarie View Post
    So I just got off the phone with Kirkman vitamins and thank you for the help!!!!!!!! I didn't see free of corn so I called. They said the vitamin C they use is derived from corn but the protein is removed. Does this mean I can have it? How does that effect the lectin content? If I can have that, then I found my vitamin! I'll be so happy
    Awesome! I would assume that since lectins are proteins, they would be removed in the process.

    Also, I went to the Proferrin website to check for allergens in their iron supplement, and the info states: "Proferrin® ES does not contain milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean, corn, or gluten products." It's made from bovine hemoglobin. I'm always anemic or borderline despite being a fan of red meat and liver, and Proferrin is the only supplement that can actually bring up my numbers and doesn't make my guts hate me. I was really happy to see that they're offering a free 30 count bottle for new customers, shipping is $7. It's usually $25, and I'm technically a "new customer" because I usually order it elsewhere, lol. Also, you can get it by prescription from your doctor, sometimes that works out cheaper than OTC if you have good insurance.

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