How Much Iron Repair Do I Need To Fight Iron Deficiency?!
My doctor has recommended that I take an iron supplement...but now what?
Iron supplementation can feel confusing, I've been there too...
Searching online will reveal the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for iron, but those values are the recommended daily allowance for people with healthy iron levels to simply maintain their iron status.
But those of us struggling with confirmed iron deficiency certainly need more than the minimum daily amount for survival...we need to combat the deficiency and RAISE our iron levels!
How much Iron Repair Do I Need?
Heme iron naturally has a better absorption rate than non-heme iron, so how do I calculate how much to take?
The chart below will walk you through figuring out your daily intake. These recommendations follow The American Society of Hematology guidelines for treating patients with iron deficiency. (Click here to visit the ASH guidelines)
Because the heme iron polypeptide in Iron Repair has a naturally high bioavailability, it doesn't require the mega doses that many non-heme supplements call for.
Remember, it's important to work with your doctor to order the right blood tests to identify iron deficiency & ensure that iron supplementation is necessary.
*We encourage you to consult your doctor before beginning any new supplement program.
Step 1: Calculate My Target
HEME IRON SUPPLEMENTATION
Heme iron supplements (like Iron Repair) have a naturally high absorption rate, are gentle on the gut, and can be taken with or without food.
The approximate range for heme iron intake is 1-2x your weight in Kg per day.
What does that even mean?!
Watch this quick video, and I’ll walk through figuring this out with you.
Heme Iron Daily Range
Slide to Enter Weight
Approximate Daily Heme Range
Now that we’ve figured out your daily range for heme iron, let’s figure out how much Iron Repair you’d need.
For example: If I weigh 150 lbs (68 kg) my approximate daily range is 68-137 mg heme per day.
Each Iron Repair capsule contains 20 mg of heme iron, so that means I’d need approximately 3-7 capsules per day.
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