A 22-year-old male asked:
Low serum iron, normal ferritin, red blood cells and hemocrit. will 14mg iron a day raise my serum iron? it was only a little low.
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Probably not: 14 mg is a very low dose because iron supplements tend to be poorly absorbed. It depends on which form of iron you use but authorities recommend 50-100 mg of elemental iron 3x/day to correct deficiencies. The best absorbed form is iron bis-glycinate but even for that form i advise 25 mg a day.
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
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Last updated May 31, 2014
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