A 35-year-old member asked:
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how much iron do i need every day to be healthy?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on your blood count and your diet.
Answered on Dec 31, 2014
Dr. Ian Taras
Dr. Ian Taras answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
18 mg (elemental): Women (non-pregnant) 19-50 need 18 mg of elemental iron. I make the distinction because sometimes iron is "packaged" as iron sulfate or feso4 and the mg are usually about 20x more for the equivalent dose or the usual of 320 mg of feso4. The best source for all your questions on this topic is: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/anemia.Cfm#h.
Answered on May 16, 2018
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