Iron Supplement? Safe?

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    1. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

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      was told iron levels are low, what are safe iron supplements? Forgot ferrous glauconite was suggested.
      Thanks
       
    2. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

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      Oops Fergon was suggested, brand name.
       
    3. jimH
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      jimH Member Benefactor

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      Fergon iron supplements contain 27 mg of iron. That probably is a good dose to get your iron level back up to normal. However, once your level is within the normal range you might want to ask your doctor about going to a lower "maintenance dose".

      That's because too much iron can cause other health problems due to oxidative stress. You might want to read this article on the WebMD site:

      http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/news/20030609/iron-may-increase-risk-of-parkinsons
       
    4. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

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      Wow, I had no idea that too much iron could increase your risk of Parkinson's so much. Thanks so much, Jim.
       
    5. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

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      Leah,

      I have low iron levels, too. Doctor hasn't put me on an iron supplement yet; I've been trying to eat more iron-rich foods and have been taking blackstrap molasses.

      I hope the supplement works well for you!!
       
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    6. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

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      Thanks Karen
       
    7. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

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      1 cup prune juice, 3.15mg iron. A quick, easy and palatable way to get a dose of iron is through a glass of prune juice. :D I'm not full of prunes either!:p
       
    8. nogood
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      nogood Member Benefactor

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      Dates and Spinach are good source of iron. easy to find and its cheap with loads of other benefits.
       
    9. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

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      Chardon, Ohio USA
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      I believe I will be eating these suggested foods to maintain my iron levels. Thanks for the tips
       
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    10. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

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      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      A glass of prune juice a day keeps the doctor away!:D
       

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