Risk Associated With Iron Supplements

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  • Iron supplements can kill you slow or even kill you real quick. They are rubbish, typical of modern pharma medicine, when you can just eat iron-rich plant foods or take a food-based supp like Floradix.

    My girlfriend was anemic so the Dr gave her iron supps… a massive OD. He should have been put in a work camp but hey, Drs are just trying to help right, in a hard job, so let us give them a free ride and lots of money and respect.
    She felt a huge urge to walk fast and just went out and walked quickly all night!
    Next day the Dr admitted fault and it was said she would have died if she had stayed still.

  • If you eat foods high in iron then make sure to eat it with a plant like cilantro. Cilantro or that of likeness helps rid the body of heavy metals.

  • I've been taking iron tablets for mild anemia. The side effects are intense sleepiness. I feel like I've taken a sedative. I could sleep for a week. Is this normal?

  • I'm having a hard time with my iron levels lately and I'm not sure why. I've been vegetarian for almost 3 years now, vegan for 2 and my iron levels have always been fine until lately. I'm eating plenty of greens and beans and foods with iron. I've even started supplementing iron but they are still low 🙁 I don't know what's wrong. I gave up coffee 2 months ago too and my iron levels dropped.. I thought they would go up???! what the heck?

  • so you can overdose on iron of healthy foods that contain it ? that means restrict the diet on iron consumption? dr.greger claims the best diet is plant based but what about the vitamins and minerals there is no proven way to get all vitamin and minerals. it hasn't been invented to much diversity in foods. you have to watch out for restrictions intakes, which vitamin goes well with other vitamins, loss of nutrients in food, supplementation uncertainty for some vitamins and minerals, etc. because there's still more research to be done.

  • QUESTION ! here in Argentina, when anybody takes a 6month old baby to the health cheque they inmediatly give iron suplements even without a blood test or any sign of deficienci. And I'm pretty sure that it is from an animal source. I seriously think I shouldn't give it to her, but I don't want her to have any deficienci netheir. so, what should I do?

  • Meat iron is far more superior than vegetable iron. I was eating high iron vegetarian foods and my iron was so low that I know take iron supplements. Heme iron is absorbed far more than non heme. I dont know where this guy got his information from but there is so many conflicting ideas in medicine. One dr says one thing another says this. This causes breast cancer that doesnt cause breast cancer. It is a complete head f, knowing which way to go.

  • I am not a doctor but I can tell my story. My iron was low at 13.3 being a man. I was able to give blood again, but it will only get lower as I give blood every 2 months. I take a minimum supplement and will get checked again.

    They say a certain percentage of people who give blood regularly cannot replenish their iron supply fast enough.

    Google "Frequent blood donors risk iron deficiency – NCBI – NIH".

    "For frequent donors who have low hemoglobin or ferritin levels, Newman says the best medical advice is to start taking iron supplements and temporarily stop donating blood." -quote from above article.

    Also, google "Study shows iron supplementation after blood donation shortens … – NIH".

    Still, the best thing is to get a doctor to confirm the cause and may order extra tests which confirm with high degree of accuracy this is the only cause. I will keep giving blood and take this 27 mg iron supplement. I will get my iron checked the next time I go to the doctor.

    It's fun to know a little about science and medicine through the articles and videos. I vet my sources and don't overeestimate my own knowledge.

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