The Vegan-Friendly Iron Supplement We Love

This post is sponsored by MegaFood®. All opinions expressed are my own.

I’ve struggled with iron levels for most of my life, but it got so much worse when I was pregnant. I was so sick, and after being unable to eat almost anything for close to two months, my iron levels were really low. I fainted twice. After my blood work came back, my doctor told me I needed to take an iron supplement in addition to my prenatal. I went down a rabbit hole of research and found MegaFood Blood Builder®. The reviews were good, so I had nothing to lose.

I talked about it in this post, but after several days of taking it I had more energy and no longer felt faint all the time.* It’s also gentle enough to take on an empty stomach without any of the common side effects of taking an iron supplement like nausea or constipation (a huge bonus when I was pregnant and EVERYTHING made me nauseous).*

Fast forward to two weeks after having Marin; I had a postpartum hemorrhage. I ended up needing three blood transfusions. While that certainly helped, I lost a lot of blood, and my doctors said I needed to take an iron supplement. MegaFood Blood Builder was a huge help in my recovery.* Craig also started taking it when we decided to go vegan since plant-based eaters are more susceptible to having low iron. He hasn’t had any issues with low energy or fatigue (other than the normal taking care of a newborn baby exhaustion, haha).

MegaFood is the first supplement brand to have its entire line certified Glyphosate Residue Free by The Detox Project. Blood Builder is also certified vegan and made with real foods, like beets and organic oranges, plus added nutrients folic acid and B12 for healthy red blood cell production.* It contains vitamin C too, which helps support iron absorption.

Believe it or not, up to 10% of women suffer from low iron. Women are particularly at risk during menstruation and pregnancy. It’s a great option to support a healthy balanced diet and a bonus that it’s vegan-friendly. You can find Blood Builder nationwide at natural retail and supplement stores or online here. In fact, you can get 20% off MegaFood products if you use my code JESS20. If you have any questions about Blood Builder let me know in the comments.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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6 Comments

  1. Kelsey wrote:

    I never take my iron pill because I never remember to take them after I eat, and can’t take them on an empty stomach or I get nauseous. Gonna have to try these!

    7.27.20 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      These are great because they really don’t make you feel sick even on an empty stomach!

      7.28.20 | Reply
  2. Katie wrote:

    Tell us about your jumpsuit??

    7.28.20 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      It’s from Anthro two years ago.

      7.28.20 | Reply
  3. RFH wrote:

    My partner is trying to figure out the best option for iron supplement, so this post is such good timing. His current pill causes him so much stomach pain and discomfort that he doesn’t even end up taking it regularly so it’s not effective. Do you take these with any food/liquid? Any thoughts on taste/smell of the pill? Thanks!

    8.3.20 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      You don’t have to take these with food, I take mine in the morning after I eat breakfast but I’ve taken it on an empty stomach and have no issues. It is a larger pill, so if there’s issues with swallowing pills I recommend the mini version! You just take two of those. I’ve had no issues with the smell or taste.

      8.3.20 | Reply