A 47-year-old member asked:
Hello doctors, i need help on boosting blood count?
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Dr. Melanie Mintzer answered
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Anemia: To increase iron absorption to make more red cel ls, one needs to take 65 mg of elemental iron [325 mg ferrous gluconate or fumerate], 1 mg of folic acid, and 1000 mg of Vitamin C daily. you may need a special type of folic acid, L-methyl folic acid in order to absorb iron. if you are taking Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilose. Eating iron rich foods like liver, broccoli, red meat, and kale also will help
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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