Acai – is it a good source of iron?

Dr. Wald’s response: “If you are iron anemic and taking nutritional supplements taking Acai is no problem whatsoever. If the form of iron that you are taking is of plant (non-animal origin) then it is non-heme iron. Non-heme iron is not very absorbable but you will increase its absorption by eating Acai, which is high in vitamin C and flavanoids - both of which increase non-heme iron absorption. Iron from animal sources is heme iron, which is far more absorbable, compared to non-heme (plant-based iron).” Check out Dr. Wald’s nutritional products at: especially Reds Protect, Green’s Detox and Longevity Complete.

Posted on January 9, 2013 and filed under Editorial by Dr- Wald.