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How much iron do I need every day to be healthy?
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Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 18 mg (elemental)
Women (non-pregnant) 19-50 need 18 mg of elemental iron.
I make the distinction because sometimes iron is "packaged" as iron sulfate or feso4 and the mg are usually about 20x more for the equivalent dose or the usual of 320 mg of feso4. The best source for all your questions on this topic is: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/anemia.Cfm#h.

In brief: 18 mg (elemental)
Women (non-pregnant) 19-50 need 18 mg of elemental iron.
I make the distinction because sometimes iron is "packaged" as iron sulfate or feso4 and the mg are usually about 20x more for the equivalent dose or the usual of 320 mg of feso4. The best source for all your questions on this topic is: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/anemia.Cfm#h.
Dr. Ian Taras
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Depends on your blood count and your diet.

In brief: Depends
Depends on your blood count and your diet.
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