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A 29-year-old female asked:

How does the body get rid of excess iron? i'm pregnant and prenatal vitamin has 150% iron per pill. seems like too much?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Pregnancy & menses: One way the body gets rid of excess iron is to use it for your baby so pregnant women need extra iron for their baby's health. Once you give birth and resume menstruation you'll lose iron with every menstrual period. 150% iron is not too much; our bodies don't absorb iron all that well so not all of it is getting into your body. I recommend this for all expecting moms: http://tinyurl.com/jjpyrg8

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Last updated Jul 16, 2016

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