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Supplementing Iron: every day or every other day?

Recent studies and guidelines are suggesting iron supplements every other day is better for absorption: In iron-depleted women, providing iron supplements daily as divided doses increases serum ...
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Is it possible to get cancer after taking iron supplement of 100mg for 4 days [closed]

I took iron supplements of 100mg ferrous ascorbate for 4 days but since day 3 I experienced black stools and strange pain during bowel movement plus got hemorrhoids so I stopped it immediately after ...
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How long does it take for iron supplements to start improving energy levels? Is it instant or gradual?

I have a myriad of reasons for my fatigue, shortness of breath, lack of motivation, headaches, lack of concentration, feeling very cold in my feet/hands, etc. (I have hypothyroidism, PCOS, ...
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Hemoglobin level is not increasing in blood - Why?

I have low level of hemoglobin in my blood. I include the followings in my food. Pomegranate,Iron syrups,Dates,Beetroot. Still my hemoglobin level is not increased properly. I want some suggestions to ...
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Why does the package leaflet of Ferrograd C advise not to use in the first 13 weeks of Pregenancy

When looking at the advice for iron supplements in pregnancy its seems to be safe if needed, but in all that information the line "Do not take Ferrograd C tablets during the first thirteen weeks of ...
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Most common nutrient deficiencies for athletes (runners)

Runners in particular are sometimes at an elevated risk for iron deficiency / anemia. What are some of the other most common nutritional deficiencies for runners / athletes?
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timing of mineral consumption, and absorption competition

It makes sense that many minerals inhibit the absorption of other minerals because they are chemically similar and therefore often compete for similar biochemical pathways for absorption [e.g. iron, ...
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Does iron poisoning stay in your body?

Two years back a good friend of mine got in an accident where a nail got stuck in her waist. It was removed from her body, but after two weeks she got iron poisoning and fell into a coma for a week. ...
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What is iron's role in oxygenation in the human body?

I hear about runners who need to put more iron in their diet, but then also about toddlers overdosing. I'm wondering what purpose iron serves in carrying oxygen through the body.
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