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[*] posted on 16-7-2015 at 00:39
Is Ferrous Sulfate effective enough?



Ferrous Sulfate is an iron supplement commonly prescribed to individuals with iron deficient anemia. As an essential mineral, the human body needs iron to produce red blood cells. When doctors discover that a person is not getting enough of this mineral from food sources, Ferrous Sulfate is prescribed to bring iron levels back within a normal range for optimal health.But is it really effective ? In daily life ,what can we do to get iron instead of Ferrous Sulfate?
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[*] posted on 16-7-2015 at 03:36


Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables are good sources. Trouble is, most contain oxalic acid which acts as an iron uptake inhibitor. To gain the benefits of the iron then, you should consume them along with other foods that encourage the iron uptake, like meat, fish, poultry, citrus fruits or certain vegetables like broccoli, sweet peppers, tomatoes and potatoes.

Beef liver is often described as a good iron source, but one cup of spinach provides about the same iron as 3 oz of liver. Me? I'd rather have the spinach.
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[*] posted on 16-7-2015 at 08:20


Iron food supplements contains ferrous fumarate, not FeSO4.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron(II)_fumarate

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[*] posted on 16-7-2015 at 09:45


Don't forget cast-iron cookware!

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=342075




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[*] posted on 16-7-2015 at 10:04


Some cereals contain "reduced iron", which is basically powdered iron.



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[*] posted on 16-7-2015 at 10:35


Quote: Originally posted by blogfast25  
Iron food supplements contains ferrous fumarate, not FeSO4.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron(II)_fumarate

[Edited on 16-7-2015 by blogfast25]

Unless of course they do contain the sulphate.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron(II)_sulfate#Nutritional_supplement
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[*] posted on 16-7-2015 at 13:06


Quote: Originally posted by mayko  
Don't forget cast-iron cookware!

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=342075


Don't forget expensive Copper cookware, which I hasn't seem as much of lately in stores, but exists (see, for example, https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=copper+cookware ).

Ignorance of heavy metals and associated health issues apparently extends to those willing to indulge in high-end cookware, but alas, not a premiun education in inorganic chemistry with an introduction to heavy metal toxicity.

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[*] posted on 17-7-2015 at 13:08


If you are male - nothing. Any semi normal diet contains enough iron to match any daily losses. If you are losing blood a supplement may be helpful. Any ferrous salt is as good as any other. Cereals and leafy vegetables contain inhibitors to absorption as has been mentioned. As for natural sources you just can't beat red meat and liver as the iron is in a readily absorbed form.



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