Tina - a friend of mine has problems with iron and she uses LOTS of leafy greens (smoothies). She also uses spiralina. I don't know if I'm spelling that right but it is a good source of iron. I know Vega has a really good product.
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I have had low iron all my life, even when I ate meat products twice a day every day, even when I increased my beef consumption. I've been vegetarian for five years now and my iron levels have stayed the same even though I eat a lot of iron-rich foods. Good luck to you.
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I am wondering if any of you have issues with iron deficiencies? I've had issues (severe at times) and I switched to meat eating this last year. One year and my HGB only went up 1 point. Of course so did my cholesterol. I had 4 blood transfusions last year due to HGB being a 6 again. HGB went up 4 points (1 point per unit of blood) then 1 year later eating meat it's an 11. I'm not in the critically low category for now but still 2 points low.
I want to go back to plant based eating but can't afford my HGB to drop any. My Dr put me on children's vitimans 2x a day with iron. The nutritionist stated your body doesn't metabolize plant iron as easily as animal iron, but 1 year later not that much progress.
Anyone else run into this prob? I turned 50 in May so can't afford to let these issues get put of hand anymore, I don't bounce back as fast Ha!
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