The absorption of this type of iron is easily blocked with tannin, contained in tea, coffee, some chocolates, eggs, fiber and calcium.
Fri, December 10, 2010 @ AM Enzyme deficiency related iron overload ,results in my usage of Desferal . Sun, January 16, 2011 @ PM Hi, my name is Miriam Ruiz from Mexico.I am writing you because my husband was diagnosed with hemochromatosis last year. He started the phlebotomy program extracting 375 ml of blood per week. Can you please share with me your advices in order to decrease the iron´s absorption? Thu, February 17, 2011 @ PM thank you very much for this website....need all the help we can get...you give me a lot of information that i needed....put my head to rest...ha so once again thank you very much for all your help.....mickey Thu, March 10, 2011 @ PM The amount of iron you take in is not as important as the type of iron you consume. Heme iron is more easily absorbed; heme iron is highest in red meat: beef, lamb, venison, blue fin tuna.Non-heme iron is plant based but meat also contains some non-heme iron.He is currently being evaluated for a liver transplant at Emory Hospital in Atlanta Georgia. Both of us tested as carriers and we have members on both sides of the famiy who have this blood disorder..My primary physician stated that my iron levels are high but not high enough for blood removal and that I should not eat vitamin C or take vitamins.He is not sure if I am an unaffected carrier or not.