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A 25-year-old female asked:

If i want to take iron supplement, should i take ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Neither: Research shows that iron bis-glycinate is significantly better absorbed than either ferrous sulfate or gluconate. Taking iron with vitamin c enhances absorption. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11688081.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you take 2 doeses of iron supplements (ferrous gluconate)?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
Ferrous gluconate: The body can only absorb limited amounts of iron at one time. It is okay to take two doses, if so instructed by your doctor, but it's important that you take one in the morning and one in the evening.
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