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Doctor insights on: Iron Bisglycinate Vs Carbonyl Iron

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What's the difference between iron bisglycinate and ferrous glutamate?

What's the difference between iron bisglycinate and ferrous glutamate?

Explanation: Both of them are iron medications used for treatment of anemia. Use one of them what is better for YOU. I like ferrous glutamate or sulfate. ...Read more

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How many 25 mg iron bisglycinate capsules should be taken to equal 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

How many 25 mg iron bisglycinate capsules should be taken to equal 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

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

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Im almost 50 and my multivitamin contain 18mg of iron (as iron bisglycinate) is that ok for me.

Im almost 50 and my multivitamin contain 18mg of iron (as iron bisglycinate) is that ok for me.

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 more

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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?

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

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I can't tolerate conventional ferrous sulfate for iron-deficiency anemia. How much iron bisglycinate should I take to cover 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

I can't tolerate conventional ferrous sulfate for iron-deficiency anemia.  How much iron bisglycinate should I take to cover 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

As tolerable: See how much of this you are able to take. Ask your physician about some of the new injectable / infusable forms of iron -- they're much easier than they used to be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much iron?

How much iron?

Would watch iron: Unless you have been diagnosed with iron deficiency, i would be very careful with iron. Iron can accumulate in vital organs like the heart and lungs and cause major problems. ...Read more

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Why do we need iron?

Why do we need iron?

Blood: Iron is an essential component in the hemoglobin molecule. Hemoglobin is in the red blood cells and carries oxygen to the body. ...Read more

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My iron was 9 is that low?

My iron was 9 is that low?

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

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Reasons for low iron levels?

Reasons for low iron levels?

Less in or more out: Either lack of iron intake from diet (ie. Vegetarian), lack of iron absorption (ie. Celiac), or iron losses (ie. Bleeding). ...Read more

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What foods are rich in iron?

What foods are rich in iron?

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 more

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What is low iron saterstion?

What is low iron saterstion?

Saturation?: Do you mean low iron saturation? That would mean that your hemoglobin is low. That the iron in you blood is low. What used to be called "iron poor blood" by the promoters of geritol. ...Read more

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Reasons my iron count would be 5?

Reasons my iron count would be 5?

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

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Hi my iron is 110 what shall i do?

Hi my iron is 110 what shall i do?

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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Are americans getting to much iron?

Are americans getting to much iron?

Not all: Iron deficiency anemia is a common occurrence pointing to the fact that many americans, especially women are not getting enough iron. ...Read more

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What vedgteble has more iron in it?

Squash seeds: Squash and pumpkin seeds have 15mg of iron per 100g of seed. Contrary to popular belief, spinach is actually not very high in iron; it was a decimal point misplacement in a book that got the myth perpetuated. ...Read more