Iron supplements when to take

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J Williams
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Iron supplements when to take

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Hi, In this podcast Lara mentioned that for best absorption you get better results by taking iron tablets every second day. I am on iron tablets and my Dr has prescribed 1x daily. I am interested in the reason behind this. Thanks Jane
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Re: Iron supplements when to take

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Daily dosing of iron slows down absorption via something called hepcidin. Alternate-day dosing overcomes that problem. See the paper: Iron absorption from supplements is greater with alternate day than with consecutive day dosing in iron-deficient anemic women.
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Thanks Lara. I will give it a try.
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What about sublingual delivery of iron - would hepcidine (iron block) be involved regardless? And do you know if iron melting tabs, drops and sprays have documented uptake?
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