This is one that you definitely want to talk to your doctor about, and get the bloodwork done to find out what your iron and ferritin levels are.
If your levels are low, then let your doctor know what levels of iron you regularly get from foods and get his/her recommendation on how much you should be looking for in a supplement.
Also, keep in mind that how much iron is shown as being *in* the food or supplement doesn't mean that your body is actually absorbing all of it. How much is absorbed depends on your body, and what other foods you are eating with it (Vitamin C increases the amount, while calcium decreases it). Personally, I need to run at 175% or more every day to maintain my iron and ferritin levels in the low end of "normal".
Start weight: 240 lbs
Goal weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
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