Iron Deficiency and Infertility

By: Ana Reisdorf, MS, RD REFERENCES  Pasricha SR, Tye-Din J, Muckenthaler M, Swinkels DW. Iron deficiency. The Lancet, 397 (10270):233-248.  “Iron.” National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Updated 10 Dec 2019. Access 16 Feb 2021. Available from:  “Anaemia.” World Health Organization. Accessed 16 Feb 2021. Available from:  Gasche C, LomerContinue 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”

Athletes and Iron

Why Do Athletes Need Iron? Adequate levels of iron in the blood are critical for athletes because of the role iron plays in binding oxygen, which must circulate throughout the lungs and muscles in the body.  Vigorous training stimulates an increase in the number of red blood cells and small blood vessels, increasing the physiologicalContinue reading “Athletes and Iron”