Hi! I'm still waiting for insurance approval for a DS. I was thinking that it might be a good idea to go into surgery with great vitamin levels so I'm not starting off behind. Looking for advice on whether this is a good idea and whether I'm supplementing enough. Based on the ranges given with my labs, I think I need to supplement. My last two sets of labs have showed low levels of iron saturation, and a barely acceptable binding capacity and ferritin level. I keep getting turned away at blood drives for low hemoglobin also. My calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 were at the lowest part of the acceptable range. Protein was under 7 on the most recent one as well. I'm taking two multivitamins daily (AM and noon, since they have vitamin C in them for the iron absorption), 324 mg ferrous gluconate twice a day (AM and noon), 1000 mcg B-12 (AM), 500 mg calcium carbonate (it's what I already had and will be replaced with citrate when I restock, PM and bedtime), and 3000 IU D3 (PM and bedtime with the calcium). I also started increasing my protein intake with a protein shake to replace a meal. My labs were taken before I added the iron, B-12, and calcium, and at the time I was only taking one multivitamin and 2000 IU D3 per day. Should I add more or change the schedule? Thanks!