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4/6/14 1:22 P

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Nothing - instead of giving her a calcium supplement, I thought I'd just give her a multivitamin. i just didn't think about everything in it and it has 100% rda of iron.


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4/6/14 1:11 P

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What does iron have to do with milk intake?

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4/6/14 11:56 A

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I can understand the frugal part. I have a bottle of multivitamins that are just a little past their outdate and I'm too cheap to throw them away, I'm going to use them anyway, at least for a little while. But it's great that you have blood work due and can get your iron checked out. That's one thing you really don't want too high (or too low.)

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4/6/14 11:18 A

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I got the vitamins for my daughter because she doesn't care for milk and is very active. So it's actually girl teen vitamins (marketing). But she said they are too big to swallow so being frugal I decided to take them rather than throw them out. I am due for blood work so I will ask when I get my referral.



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4/6/14 11:10 A

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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".



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Iron supplementation is definitely something you should discuss with your doctor. Did you talk to them about it before starting? I would ask what they think and how you should proceed from here.

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4/6/14 10:42 A

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If I don't take a one a day vitamin, I come up short on iron getting 30-60. If I take the vitamin I get over 150 and once in the 190's. The one a day has 100percent RDA iron. Should I just take one every other day? When I am done with the bottle I'll look for something with less iron, but I don't want to throw the vitamins out, just use them up.

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