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Iron Bisglycinate Vs Carbonyl Iron
Slight difference: The iron bisglycinate is different form of iron from ferrous sulfate but when studies have been done there is not that much difference in the outcomes but the studies vary a great deal. Some studies show half the amount equals the ferrous sulfate so 175 mg of iron bisglycinate could do the same as 325mg of ferrous sulfate. However both will help iron deficiency. This not proven standard. Hope help ...Read more
Probably not.: Unless you are having active periods at your age, a bleeding disorder, or you have a known deficiency of iron, you do not need much iron. You may want to consider stopping the supplement. Exercise and better eating habits will be beneficial to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doctor has told me to take 325mg of iron daily. Can i take iron bisglycinate instead of ferrous sulfate? If so how much iron bisglycinate daily?
No problem: Yes it's easier to digest and more tolerable to take. ...Read more
My doc asked me to take 2 pills of 325mg of iron daily for iron deficiency.Can I take 25mg iron bisglycinate instead?How much iron bisglycinate daily?
Insufficient: 25 mg of bis glycinate is not enough to replace 325 mg of ferrous sulfate. Ferrous sulfate is less expensive. You should take it with meals and if constipation is an issue, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. For more information you may consult this paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24152889 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I can't tolerate conventional ferrous sulfate for iron-deficiency anemia. How much iron bisglycinate should I take to cover 325 mg ferrous sulfate?
Check out these: Links. Follow up with your dr and discuss the cause of your anemia which is likely from excessive menstrual bleeding or intestinal blood loss. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/iron-fe?page=1. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics. http://www.m.webmd.com/women/guide/understanding-thyroid-problems-basics. Http://www.M.Webmd.Com/depression/default.Htm. ...Read more
Meat: First and foremost. So is liver. "politically correct" ads showing beans, tofu, spinach, and peanut butter are misleading. Vegetarians who do not know exactly what they are doing tend to become iron-deficient -- and if you are iron-deficient, you've been done a terrible disservice. Look also for possible sources of bleeding if you're diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different reasons: There are different reasons why people have low iron- such as--bleeding/blood loss somewhere and GI would be the most common place where blood loss occurs-, iron malabsorption-either from condition like autoimmune or from medication that inhibits the absorption, or from gastric by pass surgery etc , not enough intake of iron from your food-either due to poor nutritions etc. Go to see your gp. ...Read more
Iron levels: Lab tests have to be interpreted within clinical context and in conjunction with other blood parameters. Furthermore, I am not sure what unit of measurement you are referring to. Low iron levels can sometimes be indicative of anemia. Schedule a consult for more information :) ...Read more
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