260 – The Challenge of Iron Deficiency for Women – My Interview with Dr. Erin Stokes

10% of women between 12 and 49 are deficient in iron.

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Dr. Erin StokesLet me say I am a big fan of MegaFood Blood Builder. I have recommended this supplement to many women and it always seems to work. It is an easy to absorb form of iron, supported by co-factor ingredients. It is gentle on the stomach and does not cause stomach distress or constipation. So if you are iron deficient, MegaFood Blood Builder is worthy of your consideration. I have a previous interview with Dr. Erin Stokes discussing Blood Builder. Here is the link to that interview. This is one of our all-time most popular interviews.

In this interview with Dr. Stokes, we will discuss in depth the challenges that women face with iron deficiency. It is the number one nutritional deficiency in the world. We will also discuss the newly completed clinical study using Blood Builder. There is a lot of good news to share. So for thirty years, we have had the experience of women to confirm the value and effectiveness of Blood Builder. Now we have clinical evidence. We will also discuss the differences between iron deficiency and anemia. People often confuse the two. This interview will clear that up. “Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin”. WebMD. This is a medical condition and should be medically managed. What we are discussing today is being iron deficient, a nutrient deficiency. They are different and you should understand the distinctions.

Women who are menstruating are most at risk. The monthly loss of blood is the main reason that women are low in iron. People who donate blood may also be at risk. Blood loss causes iron in the blood to be lost. Thus, iron deficiency. Other common reasons for low iron status include pregnancy, vegans and vegetarians diets, and athletes (especially women). The common recommendation for those that are iron deficient is to take iron supplements. Simple enough, except that the cheap form of iron that is often recommended causes stomach distress and constipation. That is the problem with conventional iron supplements. Many women quit the supplement because of the unpleasant side effects. MegaFood Blood Builder is a solution for iron deficiency that works without the common side effects of other iron supplements. 

Common Signs of Iron Deficiency

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Unhealthy pale color
  • Decreased focus
  • Feeling of depression
  • Inability to stay warm
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Clinical Study
The University of Maryland School of Medicine recently conducted a clinical study led by Chris D’Adamo, PhD. The study was designed to verify the effectiveness of Blood Builder in healthy premenopausal women between 18 to 38 years old. The participants consumed one tablet per day of Blood Builder over an 8 week period.

The study results verified Blood Builder will help:

  • Increase low iron stores back to healthy levels.
  • Improve iron status without stomach upset or constipation.
  • Improve energy levels and reduce fatigue.

This study has been submitted for publication in Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, an international peer-reviewed journal.


Blood Builder
There are several very specific reasons why I think Blood Builder is so effective and gentle on the stomach.
Food-State Iron – MegaFood minerals are bound with s.cerevisiae yeast.
Food-State Co-Factors – Vitamins C, Folate, and B-12
Organic Beet Root, Organic Orange, Organic Brown Rice.

I have done numerous interviews on MegaFood products and their Food-State process. Here is a link for all previous MegaFood Interviews.

About Dr. Erin Stokes, N.D.
Dr. Erin Stokes is a Naturopathic Doctor and the Medical Director at FoodState/MegaFood. Erin received her Naturopathic Doctor degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, in 2001. She combines her experience as a Naturopathic Doctor with an extensive background in the natural products industry. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. Dr. Stokes practices naturopathic medicine in Boulder, CO.

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