Showing Results for Iron-Tek
Product Reviews (6)
CL Answers (31)
What are the signs of iron deficiency anemia?
Find out the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat and others.
What is the best form of iron supplement?
Find out the best form of iron (such as ferrous glycinate, rerrous bisglycinate, ferrous sulfate and others) to take as a supplement, which form is best-absorbed and least likely to cause stomach upset. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Why is iron not in many multivitamins? How can I find one that does contain iron?
Iron in multivitamins - Find out why many multivitamins do not contain iron, and how to find a quality multivitamin that does contain iron.
Why does dark chocolate have iron in it? Is it, or cocoa, a good dietary source of iron?
Find out if dark chocolate or cocoa is a good source of iron and if iron from dark chocolate or cocoa can be well-absorbed.
Is it true that taking turmeric/curcumin with food can reduce iron absorption from food?
Learn more about how to take turmeric/curcumin and if they limit iron absorption from food.
Which supplements can help treat anemia? Can any supplements cause a low red blood cell count?
Find out which vitamin and nutrient supplements can help prevent and treat anemia in people who are nutrient deficient and learn which supplements may cause low bleed cell counts, especially when used in excess.
Are supplements with amino acid chelated minerals better than those with other forms of minerals?
Learn more about chelates, including evidence from clinical studies on selenium, iron, and magnesium.
How likely are Americans to be deficient in vitamins or minerals?
Read info based on the CDC about vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin A, B-6, B-12, C, D, and E, folate, and iron in the United States.
Why aren't there children's multivitamins specifically for girls vs. boys?
Find out the best children's multivitamins for girls and boys, why there aren't different multivitamins for girls and boys, why teen girls and boys have different nutritional needs, especially when it comes to iron, and the best multivitamins for children, teen boys and girls, adults, adults over 50, prenatal vitamins and vitamins for pets.
Which supplements can cause constipation?
Find out which supplements can cause constipation, including iron, calcium, protein powders and drinks and others. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is lactoferrin and will it really strengthen my immune system?
Info about lactoferrin supplements, clinical evidence for strengthening the immune system, preventing or treating colds, gut health and treating H.
Which supplements should be taken with food?
Find out which supplements should be taken with food, including vitamins A, D, E, and K, fish oil, and CoQ10.
Which supplements are important after bariatric surgery (i.e., weight loss or stomach-reducing surgery)? Are there any I should avoid?
Find out which supplements may help after weight loss or stomach reducing surgery, including iron and calcium, and which should be avoided.
I developed a rash after taking an iron supplement and then realized the supplement contained soy, to which I am allergic. Can your reports help me avoid soy and other allergens in supplements?
Learn how to avoid supplements with soy, and other allergens, for those with allergies.
Do any supplements help for restless legs syndrome?
Find out whether supplements or vitamins like iron, magnesium, vitamin E and others can help for restless leg syndrome (RLS). ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What are trace minerals and do I need them?
Trace minerals include boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, zinc, and others. Find out what they do, how much of each trace mineral you should be getting, and who's most likely to be deficient in these minerals.
I take lisinopril (Zestril), an ACE inhibitor drug to lower blood pressure. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
When taking ACE inhibitors, find out which supplements should be avoided. Interaction info on Lisinopril or another ACE inhibitors.
Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking an antibiotic? Are there any that may be helpful?
Find out which supplements can negatively interact with antibiotics, including vitamin K, magnesium, and calcium, and which may be helpful when taking antibiotics.
Is the theobromine in chocolate and cocoa good or bad for me?
Find out the benefits and risks of theobromine -- and how much is in dark chocolate.
Can prenatal vitamins have too much folic acid? Mine has 800 mcg, but isn't that more than what's recommended? Is this dangerous to me or my baby?
Is it possible for prenatal vitamins to have too much folic acid? Find out the correct dosage so that it is not dangerous to babies.
Do any supplements or foods benefit people with Crohn's disease? Are there any supplements that should be avoided?
Find out the most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies in people with Crohn's disease, including iron, B6, B12, vitamin D, zinc and others, plus evidence for N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG), fish oil, and curcumin.
Which vitamins and minerals should someone over 70 take?
Find out which vitamin and mineral supplements men and women age 70 and older should take, recommended intakes for vitamin D, B6, B12, iron, plus multis, vision supplements, protein and more.
Do supplements help treat peptic ulcer disease? Should any be avoided?
Vitamins and supplements that may help with peptic ulcer disease, including probiotics, cranberry, melatonin, lactoferrin, berberine, and licorice.
Do any supplements help reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
Find out which supplements help reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, such as mood swings, pain, bloating, irritability and food cravings.
I'm thinking of changing my multivitamin, but the one I'm considering doesn't contain molybdenum. Most others have it. How important is molybdenum?
Learn more about the essential nutrient molybdenum, including foods that contain it and possible deficiency.
Do Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins make hair shine, nails stronger, and help both to grow? They taste good but are super expensive.
Info on Sugar Bear Hair vitamins. Do they make hair shine, nails stronger and help hair and nails grow? ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?
Energy supplements and vitamins - Some can help increase energy and reduce fatigue, including CoQ10, curcumin/turmeric, cocoa, and B vitamins.
How does regular black pepper compare with black pepper extract used in supplements? Will sprinkling it on food with turmeric help increase the bioavailability of curcumin compounds from turmeric?
Find out how black pepper extract in supplements compares with regular black pepper added to foods with turmeric.
What are the side effects of curcumin and turmeric?
Do curcumin and turmeric supplements have possible side effects? Get information about drug interactions with curcumin and turmeric supplements and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Can taking CoQ10 affect my thyroid levels or interact with my thyroid medication?
Learn more about CoQ10 and thyroid medications along with natural thyroid function. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Which supplements can help treat constipation?
Find out which supplements can help for constipation, including fiber, flaxseed, probiotics, and magnesium.
Recalls & Warnings (23)
Seller of Iron, Prostate, Valerian and Other Supplements Warned For Multiple Violations and Drug Claims
FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Certain Liquid Multis, Vitamin D, and Other Supplements Due to Potential Bacterial Contamination
23,000 ER Visits Linked to Supplements: Palpitations, Swallowing Problems, Allergies Common
Seller of Aloe, Thyroid and Other Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Clinical Updates (21)
What Iron Supplements Can and Cannot Do
Feeling fatigued? Iron may help
Lactoferrin for Iron Absorption?
Don't Do This If You Need Iron
Precaution When Taking Iron
More Iron, Less PMS?
Iron Deficiency Cause
Iron and Stroke
Iron After Blood Donation
Be Careful With Iron
Iron for Restless Legs
Does Iron Affect Stroke Risk?
Fibromyalgia Risk With Iron Deficiency Anemia?
Vitamin C to Boost Iron?
Iron Dose Falls
Tea & Iron Absorption
Don't Take Green Tea With Iron?
Drug Interactions With Iron
Women-Vitamin Study - Key Points
Those taking calcium supplements had a 3.8% reduced risk of death. The calcium benefit ended, however, when taking more than 900 mg per day from supplements. It's worth noting that experts suggest many older women who take calcium supplements may not need to -- see the Calcium Supplement Review for more.
The mineral most strongly associated with an increased risk of death was iron, which showed a risk increase of 3.9% -- and the risk increased as the dose increased, particularly over 50 mg per day. However, the study grouped dosages of under 50 mg together, making it hard to determine the risk of low dosages of iron, such as those in many multivitamins. However, there is very little reason why a postmenopausal woman should be taking iron -- see the Iron Supplement Review for more.
Although not as statistically meaningful, other supplements were associated with the following increases in the risk of death during the study: multivitamins (2.4%), vitamin B6 (4.1%), folic acid (5.9%), magnesium (3.6%), zinc (3.0%), and copper (18.0%). An abstract of the study is online.
The bottom line: Don't take a supplement you don't need. If you want to know how much of each vitamin and mineral you need from your total diet and how much is too much, see our chart at www.consumerlab.com/rdas/.