I have had severe iron deficiency and it caused me to want to sleep all day, and when I would get up to walk anywhere in the house, I often blacked out. BUT having said that, tiredness can be caused by many MANY different factors - some medical and some just depending on what you have been doing. Even the change of season can cause it, so don't assume that if you are tired, it is because your iron is low! My suggestion is that if you are thinking of taking a supplement without first checking with your Dr and having your bloods done to see if you need them, then don't. Having too much iron can actually be dangerous.
I am not a Dr - please check with your qualified Health Professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan
Fitness Minutes: (5,830)
3,108 11/8/12 1:18 A
If you think you may have an iron deficiency, I would recommend seeing a doctor for the proper blood work. While non-heme iron sources such as cereals are not absorbed as readily as heme iron sources, adding vitamin C greatly increases non-heme iron absorption in the GI tract.
Non-heme iron/ Vitamin C combo examples: spinach salad with tomato slices kidney beans sauteed with some yellow and/or green peppers green smoothie with kiwi
Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 11/8/2012 (01:19)
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
Fitness Minutes: (16,232)
385 11/7/12 8:58 P
fish, broccoli, brussels sprouts...spinach also, but more so if you combine it with those other ingredients...I usually throw broc/sprouts/spinach into the steamer for 15 minutes for a boat-load of iron :)
If you bring forth that which is within you, that which is within you will save you. If you do not bring forth that which is within you, that which you do not bring forth will destroy you.
Fitness Minutes: (7,443)
209 11/7/12 8:55 P
I added iron to my nutrition tracker and I see I have problems getting enough of it. On the days I eat grape nuts for breakfast, I always get enough but I don't eat that everyday. Anyone have suggestions to get more iron? Isn't iron deficiencies what makes you feel tired?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.