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in: Brodie Nank; Brodie Nank > 2020-03-18

Mar 18, 2020 7:43 PM # 
krysyjane:
Too much focus on the protein ;-) Now you will know how the females you coach feel when they have low iron.
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Mar 18, 2020 9:40 PM # 
kido:
Wow amazing that you are that low! I was on 8 last year but I am a girl. Get on that Ferrograd!
Mar 19, 2020 12:22 AM # 
blairtrewin:
I know you thought that was what was going on, so good (in a sense) to have that confirmed.

Given what's happening to the meat supply chain at the moment a lot of us might be about to become involuntary semi-vegetarians, so advice from those who are experienced in this caper would definitely be appreciated.
Mar 21, 2020 6:32 AM # 
Brodie Nank:
Yea I admit I just never thought I would have an issue with Iron - it's probably been steadily decreasing over the years and I didnt get symptoms until it duped below a critical point. Time to start eating store bought granola again!
Mar 21, 2020 10:00 AM # 
krysyjane:
There isn't a lot of iron in Granola though. Depending on the type of iron added. The calcium from milk will inhibit the absorption of it. Non-haem iron, so from plant sources is inhibited by calcium and soy protein. Tea and coffee are also bad for iron absorption.
Mar 22, 2020 2:40 AM # 
Brodie Nank:
Ok so maybe that wasn't a big factor - what is your best plant based iron sources?
Mar 22, 2020 7:12 AM # 
krysyjane:
Beans, Spinach, broccoli. But then I take iron tablets too
Mar 23, 2020 3:35 AM # 
jayne:
Mine was 8 when I got my pregnancy test - I suspect this had more to do with feeling tired before marathon than baby did (don't recommend a marathon anaemic and pregnant).

What did they say re. infusion. My gp has been reluctant to give one but hat might be pregnancy. On the plus side I've managed to get mine from 8 up to 24 whilst pregnant (and baby uses up a lot of iron), so if you can tolerate the tablets they do work. I started off with taking maltofer twice and day and am now taking ferrograd-c. I have spent a fortune on iron pills.
Mar 23, 2020 3:35 AM # 
jayne:
oh yeah, milk bad for absorption but sounds like you don't drink it anyway - Vit C is good.
Mar 23, 2020 6:48 AM # 
Bomb:
The green ferrograd bottle is plant based yeah?
I've been taking half a ferrograd tablet most days for the last 20+ years. apparently you're only meant to take them to get your iron back up and then stop, but I've tried it enough to know its not a viable option.
Mar 23, 2020 7:54 AM # 
jayne:
Yeah, i should have realised as soon as i started getting tired / running felt hard. Feels like every female running friend i have needs extra iron.
Mar 23, 2020 7:54 AM # 
jayne:
Yeah, i should have realised as soon as i started getting tired / running felt hard. Feels like every female running friend i have needs extra iron.
Mar 26, 2020 6:47 AM # 
kido:
The red one is OK too I'm fairly sure (ferrous sulfate is from non-animal sources from what I've read) - just comes with vitamin c to boost absorption.

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