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With chewable prenatel vitamins why is there no iron in the ones I can find? What should I do if I take them should I take a iron supplement? Wutkind?

No. Measure first. Iron is a mineral that is required for the production of red blood cells as well as for thyroid.Function and more. Too much iron can be dangerous so unless you are low in iron and ferritin (iron stores) you should not be supplementing iron. To measure, start with the cbc. Typical iron deficiency will show a low red cell count, low hemoglobin and a low mcv. Next measure serum iron and ferritin. Read more...

Should vitamin C be taken with an iron supplement?

Yes- better absorbed. Yes, vitamin c has been proven in multiple studies to enhance the absorption of iron supplements! see http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/195055-does-vitamin-c-increase-iron-absorption/. Read more...

Would it be a good idea to take b-12, vitamin C and an iron supplement everyday?

Probably not. The only people who need B12 supplements are the rare people with pernicious anemia, who can't absorb B12 in food, or people with very unusual and restrictive diets. There's no harm in taking 500-1000 mg of vitamin c each day, but not much evidence that it helps. Men should almost never take iron. Women who are menstruating can benefit from it to prevent anemia. Read more...

Can I take an iron supplement prescribed to me for anemia along with a one a day multi vitamin, biotin, and I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

Anemia, Nexium (esomeprazole) I admire you for your interest in Health. Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. By reducing stomach acid, Nexium (esomeprazole) may reduce the absorption of iron and make it less effective in treating your Anemia. It is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms. See your Physician for diagnosis, medication effects and treatment. Increased acidity can be due to stresses, have Therapy. Read more...