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Those of you who are on iron supplements, what kind do you take? My ferritin is low . I struggle to get it near 30.  I don't know what is causing this. Any suggested supplements or labs to resolve this?
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I have used Ferrous bisglycinate chelate (Vitacost) and Carbonyl iron (Sundown Naturals). These were the only two kinds I tried that did not have intestinal side effects. With any iron supplement, it is recommended to take it with vitamin C for greater absorption, and some say with lysine as well. Do not take at the same time as calcium or thyroid meds-- space apart by 4 hours or more. However, if your thyroid levels are not optimal you may find it continually difficult to raise ferritin.
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I'm a little conflicted about this one. I feel that the ferritin levels are affecting the thyroid.  I feel that if I am at an optimal level my thyroid operates better.
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Sure, it could go both ways. I am just saying that to adjust one without paying attention to the other may make it more difficult to reach a good level.
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