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    Default Best Iron Supplement?

    Hi ladies, I'm 33 weeks pregnant & have been told in low in iron.
    What iron supplements do you recommend?
    Any with no side effects like constipation etc?

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    I used the Spatone liquid iron - any other type gave me D&V, perhaps it's milder so may suit you too?

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    I was anemic in pregnancy. Severely. I used spatone too. Drink with orange juice to help absorption. I had no nasty side effects and I took two sachets every morning.

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    Floradix - fabulous stuff!

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    Yep excellent, bl00dy revolting though

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    I've had to have 3 blood transfusions and an iron infusion during this pregnancy, due to my severely low iron. It was also recommended that I take FerroGrad C. It seems ok and comes with the vitamin C, which is supposed to help with iron absorption. I was also told not to drink tea at around the time I took the iron as it can interfere with the absorption - not sure if this is true.

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    Thank you ladies! I'll go to the Chemist & check it all out today!

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    I found the 'chemist' one (Ferrograd C, Ferrofol etc - the small white bottles with the orange, green and [another colour] lids, are the ones the doctors recommend but constipate me and didn't bring my levels up very fast.

    I had it explained that if it makes you constipated it means your body is not absorbing it, just passing it down your digestive system. Makes sense.

    I found I need to have a chelated iron and am currently taking ethical nutrients Iron Max. Their pregnancy support also has the same amount of chelated iron, I'm taking both now, one 1st thing and the other after lunch. I checked with my OB and the manufacturer that this was OK as it means I'm also doubling up on folic acid and the other ingredients as well.

    The no tea recommendation as it's generally not recomended to take iron with milk as the milk coats it or something and stops it absorbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    I found the 'chemist' one (Ferrograd C, Ferrofol etc - the small white bottles with the orange, green and [another colour] lids, are the ones the doctors recommend but constipate me and didn't bring my levels up very fast.

    I had it explained that if it makes you constipated it means your body is not absorbing it, just passing it down your digestive system. Makes sense.

    I found I need to have a chelated iron and am currently taking ethical nutrients Iron Max. Their pregnancy support also has the same amount of chelated iron, I'm taking both now, one 1st thing and the other after lunch. I checked with my OB and the manufacturer that this was OK as it means I'm also doubling up on folic acid and the other ingredients as well.

    The no tea recommendation as it's generally not recomended to take iron with milk as the milk coats it or something and stops it absorbing.
    Thanks Stretched! I will look for the Ethical Nutrients one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsleesey View Post
    Thanks Stretched! I will look for the Ethical Nutrients one!!
    I am severely deficient and use this one too twice a day. Zero constipation and I'm feeling better than I was as I was a walking zombie from how exhausted and tired low iron made me.


 

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