I have iron deficiency from a hereditary disease. I always say the more natural the better because then you can’t overdue it and your body absorbs it better. Here are just a few suggestions:
Cooking in a cast iron pan will transfer good usable iron to your food and is safe and very natural.
Eating iron rich foods, such as spinach, beets, broccoli, red peppers, raisins, WITH a vitamin C rich food (such as oranges) will help your body absorb the iron better. I like a green smoothie with spinach, kale, 1/2 orange juice 1/2 water, a banana, chia and hemp seed and a handful of ice. Great way to get a lot of good nutrients but especially iron.
I am so low I do need to supplement as well. The best one I have tried is called Floradix iron +herbs (it’s a liquid), It absorbs really well in your system and it’s the only one that gave my body enough iron. Iron extra from Vitanica Is another good one that I use in addition to Floradix. Of course ask your doctor to make sure you are taking the correct doses.
Hope this helped!
In good health,
I’m with the room on this – specific iron intake recommendations should be coming from a physician, especially when there are issues with the levels.
Dietary questions are more in the scope of practice of a nutritionist. Some fitness professionals carry extra training or certifications in the area of fitness and nutrition, but even with that a question about such a dietary deficiency is more of a medical question (diagnosis and prescription of treatment) and you might want to try a medical or nutritional forum, or speak with your own health care provider.
you should get information from your doctor on that. There is a lot of information available on this subject. Here is a link to the CDC http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/vitamins/iron.html.