I'd like to use/try DailyBurn Fuel, but Iron supplement is a deal breaker....

  • Have you guys considered making a protein available that DOESN'T have the multi-vitamin supplements, or at least no iron added?

    I have an anemia-like disorder and any added iron or iron supplements in my diet are strict forbidden by my doctor. I'd prefer to have a non-fortified protein available that we can choose to supplement with a multi of our choice.

    At the very least, you should consider removing the iron supplement has this is usually unnecessary/harmful for most men.

    Thanks for any advice you can give me.

    gfilicetti   by: gfilicetti
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    JayneT7  about 2 years ago by: JayneT7

    I can't speak for the Powers that Be at Daily Burn, but I can tell you that there are plenty of natural alkalising protein alternatives that are not fortified if that is the way you must go.

    For example you could make your smoothies in the normal way and add a teaspoon of a green powder like Spirulina. Nearly 80% of the calories from Spirulina come from protein and it also contains many other vits and mins to boot. If you don't like the taste experiment with other green powders and vary the dosage if you are supplementing with other vits and mins. Combination green powders (those with a blend of greens) normally taste great. There are a lot of naturally occurring protein sources available. Avocado has good protein, so do nuts and seeds and believe it or not, 40% of the calories from raw broccoli come from protein.

    I had food and chemical intolerances whilst recovering from an illness. I got into the habit of reading ingredients not just to check what I couldn't eat on the list, but to see what I could have so that I could make my own. This worked not just for food products, but for my own cosmetics and skin care too. Whilst making my own felt irritating at first, I came to enjoy being creative, learning how to take care of my body and eventually having the freedom of not having to rely on a set product or brand. Whilst my friends stressed that they had run out of their protein powders I could rustle something up from the fridge. I had iron difficulties during that time and through learning about nutrition I didn't just adjust my iron intake but also adjusted my 'iron inhibitors' and 'iron enhancers' (like vit c).

    If protein is your primary concern, if you aren't aware of this little calculation you might find it useful. I use it to work out what percentage of my calories are coming from what food group.

    1. Look at the grams of fat/protein/carbs in a food's nutrition breakdown and the amount of calories it contains.
    2. To work out the percentage of the calories that come from fat, multiply the fat grams by 9, then divide that figure by the amount of calories in the food and multiply by 100.
    3. For protein percentages multiply the protein grams by 4, divide that by the amount of calories and then multiply by 100
    4. For carb percentages multiply the carb grams by 4, divide that figure by the amount of calories and then multiply by 100

    Self nutrition data (http://nutritiondata.self.com/) is a website I found only recently that seems to have every nutrition breakdown you can think of.

    Hope that helps :)

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