Iron Deficiency and Infertility

Iron deficiency and infertility By: Ana Reisdorf, MS, RD Iron deficiency is a common condition in which there’s an inadequate supply of iron in your bloodstream. It’s the most prevalent nutritional deficiency, even affecting people in developed countries like the United States and is one of the leading health care burdens around the world.[1] IfContinue reading “Iron Deficiency and Infertility”

PPI’s & Iron Deficiency

“Iron Deficient? “Have GERD or frequent Indigestion?” Then you’re probably taking a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) like Prilosec, Prevacid, Dexilent, Aciphex, or Protonix.  If so, you should be taking Proferrin® because PPI’s can and do impair absorption of non-heme iron. Your “typical” iron supplement won’t help if you’re taking a PPI,  according to Dr. SharmaContinue reading “PPI’s & Iron Deficiency”

Vitamin C and Iron Absorption

Do I Need Vitamin C with my Iron Supplement? The answer is mostly no, and it all depends upon which type of iron supplement you take. When considering Vitamin C and Iron absorption, remember that there are two types of iron supplements. Ionic Iron supplements are inexpensive to manufacture and are found in various formsContinue reading “Vitamin C and Iron Absorption”