Imagine my chagrin when a friend emailed me to tell me she searched my blog and there was no mention of an iron supplement! Sorry. Here are some suggestions:
- Floradix or Floravit (the same as Floradix, but is yeast-free) – I like these because there are no preservatives (you have to keep them in the refrigerator and use an open bottle within 30 days), they are highly bioavailable and are non-constipating.
- New Chapter Every Woman’s Iron Support – I like the way New Chapter does things. It’s very holistic and comprehensive and food based. These are non-constipating as well. Great for travel (whereas Floradix and Floravit are not, because they require refrigeration). However, one thing I wish was different about this particular iron product is that it had less B vitamins in it. You need B vitamins with the iron for better absorption, but I don’t like to go overboard on B vitamins because there is a link between B vitamin supplementation and cancer, though the relationship is complex and not statistically significant. I just like to play it safe.