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Is Iron Supplement Formula Hard On The Tummy
Only if iron is low: Iron supplementation is not needed unless there is iron loss through bleeding or inability to absorb iron from food or water. The only way one can lose iron is through bleeding, either from excessive menses, or bleeding from the bowel. Bleeding from other areas is usually very noticeable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Iron Bis-Glycinate: Research shows that iron bis-glycinate is significantly better absorbed than more commonly used forms like ferrous sulfate or gluconate. It is also less likely to cause stomach upset and constipation. Taking iron with vitamin c enhances absorption. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11688081. ...Read more
I'm taking an iron supplement which has 27 mg and a multivitamin which has 18 mg of iron. Is this too much?
You can: But fish oil is a waste of money. Do not take iron unless you have heavy menstrual bleeding or other reason to think you are iron- deficient. A blood test can determine if you are iron-deficient, which is not exactly the same as anemic. See www.askdrhawkeye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers