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The Real Benefits of Iron

The Essential Energy Booster



5/12/2008 10:40:31 PM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Great article.


3/25/2008 12:18:16 PM

I never get close to enough iron in my diet. What I really need is a detailed list of the best iron rich foods.


2/25/2008 8:03:33 PM

I had a surgery cancelled because of iron deficiency. So I've had intravenous iron treatment. Pretty drastic, so this article was timely for me.


2/25/2008 7:50:11 AM

I agree with CARL15. The issue is confusing. Too much can cause toxicity, however the iron supplement I found at the store contained 65mg tablets. If only 18 is needed for women and less for men, what is the reason for the increased dosage? I figured that it's just because some people with low iron have a hard time absorbing it. Depending on my daily intake of iron through my food, I will either take a whole pill or cut one in half as well as drink some orange juice (to help with absorption) when I take the pills. I am grateful for SparkPeople because otherwise I wouldn't be able to view my iron intake as easily as I do.


2/25/2008 1:39:35 AM

CARLI_MAE's SparkPage
This issue can be so confusing ... some time back, I remember much talk of people consuming too much iron & that it was thought to be equally harmful to the heart as low hemoglobin counts. To this day, supplement manufacturers have decreased the amount of iron in multivitamins and minerals.


11/17/2007 5:51:12 PM

Thanks for this article. I've noticed that I haven't been getting enough iron lately, and was curious about the effects. Now I know, and I'm heading out to get a daily vitamin!!

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