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picking out an iron supplment?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

long story short, i am in a situation where i cannot cook red meat in the house. i eat some at work but i can only eat so much.

i also have a weird iron panel, indicating some iron absoprtion issues. low tibc, low iron etc.

what kind of iron supplements would be good for someone with a low tibc? does anyone here take slow release iron?

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on February 28, 2012
at 02:49 PM

i have blood sugar issues so yeah i dont think i can have this..i think maltodextrin is bad for me

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 28, 2012
at 02:48 PM

if i trusted my doctors to give me supplements id be on mg oxide, so no

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 28, 2012
at 02:47 PM

i have started eating with cast iron a LOT.. we'll see if it effects my bloodwork, i need to retest

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on February 28, 2012
at 02:15 AM

I saw your iron tests in your other post, and to be honest, I'm a little puzzled that you think you're anemic. Is this something your doctor told you, or are you self-diagnosing? Your "weird" panel doesn't look particularly weird to me. What's your haematocrit, haemoglobin, RBC, and MCV?

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on February 28, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Yes on the cast iron -- you WILL get iron from it!

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on February 27, 2012
at 11:42 PM

http://www.youtube.com/user/joshrubineastwest#p/u

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on February 27, 2012
at 07:11 PM

Yes, iron supplements can be really bad news. They are known to cause terrible GI side effects because they feed pathogenic bacteria.

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on February 27, 2012
at 07:06 PM

Sorry. I cannot speak to the supplement with expertise but in case you want to supplement or iron in other ways I would suggest;

  • Eat some rare deli roast beef that you do not have to have at home. Also...you can get iron from other meats too.
  • Get some cast iron cookware and then all your foods you cook in it will give you some iron.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on February 27, 2012
at 07:11 PM

Yes, iron supplements can be really bad news. They are known to cause terrible GI side effects because they feed pathogenic bacteria.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on February 28, 2012
at 02:47 PM

i have started eating with cast iron a LOT.. we'll see if it effects my bloodwork, i need to retest

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on February 28, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Yes on the cast iron -- you WILL get iron from it!

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on February 27, 2012
at 11:42 PM

http://www.youtube.com/user/joshrubineastwest#p/u

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on February 28, 2012
at 01:03 AM

shouldnt your doctor be the one to deal with this...finding you a supplement stuff??

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 28, 2012
at 02:48 PM

if i trusted my doctors to give me supplements id be on mg oxide, so no

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on February 28, 2012
at 12:50 AM

THe Floradix liquid contains wheat germ extract; tablets contain corn starch, lactose, maltodextrin, etc. (depends how sensitive you are to grains).

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 28, 2012
at 02:49 PM

i have blood sugar issues so yeah i dont think i can have this..i think maltodextrin is bad for me

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on February 27, 2012
at 09:28 PM

I would get some liver pat?? from your gourmet grocer/Whole Foods.

Otherwise, I like Floradix tablets (they don't stain your teeth like the liquid.)

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on February 27, 2012
at 09:15 PM

I have issues with iron absorption too. Bifera (I get it from amazon) literally changed my life--I noticed a big difference in my energy levels and fatigue issues after I started taking it. I had taken traditional iron supplements before, with no noticeable effect. Also, I haven't had any GI issues with Bifera, though some people still do.

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