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The 7-11 for Getting the Most out of Iron (Everything Absorption)

The 7-11 for Getting the Most out of Iron (Everything Absorption)
  Today we separate the truth from the fiction when it comes to taking iron. You should come away clear about what you can do to improve your iron absorption. Why 7-11 (and not 411)? Because we will clear up 7 confusions and provide 11 solutions. When we find out we are low in iron, or someone that we care for is low in iron, we might start consulting Dr. Google, as one does. We might find interesting facts and theories, so let’s get cle...

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Iron & Men's Health

Iron & Men's Health
Iron is an essential mineral that supports everything from growth and development, cognitive health, cardiovascular health, energy and metabolism. It’s often referred to as the “Goldilocks mineral” because you don’t want too much and you don’t want too little – “just right” is what’s needed. Iron deficiency in men is not usually as common an issue as with women but a lot of times it flies under the radar as some men may not be as aware that th...

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Iron Needs During Pregnancy

Iron Needs During Pregnancy
Congratulations on your pregnancy! There are so many things you need now: maternity clothes, a car seat, diapers, new wallpaper for the nursery, a billion cute little onesies... Well, maybe some of those are wants and not needs. But there’s one thing you definitely need now more than ever, and it may not have crossed your mind while you’re all baby on the brain: iron! Why do you need more iron when pregnant? Pregnant women need a lot of iron. When...

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Let's Talk About Periods

Let's Talk About Periods
It wasn’t too long ago that mentioning the word “period” could clear a room in ten seconds flat. Luckily, we’ve come a long way in a few decades. And yet, there’s still stigma around menstruation. Which is kinda ridiculous, considering it’s a totally natural process that happens to half the population and is essential for the continuance of the human race. So let’s bust those tabooed doors open and talk about periods! Women have a lot of period...

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Get Your Energy Back

Get Your Energy Back
Get Your Energy Back, With Iron+™ Spring is a perfect time to get more active, after a pandemic winter of binging Netflix on the couch. But if the idea of starting your garden or taking the kids for a bike ride in the park feels overwhelming, there may be something wrong. It’s normal to have a few days of low energy. But we’re talking about the kind of ongoing fatigue that makes simple things feel like a chore. A not-normal kind of fatigue. ...

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New Product Alert! Introducing Iron+™

New Product Alert! Introducing Iron+™
Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world. Vegans, pregnant and nursing women and athletes may be especially prone to deficiency or sub-optimal iron status. Fatigue, pale skin, brittle hair and nails and difficulty concentrating are just some of the symptoms of iron deficiency. If you’ve ever experienced iron deficiency, you know it’s no joke and supplementing is often the only way to build up your iron levels qu...

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Does Iron Give You Energy

Does Iron Give You Energy
A Simple Fix for Fall Fatigue There are plenty of reasons to love fall. The colors are beautiful, the brisk weather is invigorating, and those warm sweaters are finally coming out of hiding. Typically, it’s a time to reset, especially if you have kids heading back to school. But if you’re not feeling fall the way you usually do, you’re not alone. It’s different this year. Feeling Spent? Maybe you’re still working from home, living alone, ...

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Low Iron can be Stubborn!

It’s happening all over again. You’re feeling bone-dragging tired, you feel out of breath after running up a few stairs, and there’s so much more hair in the drain. You’ve seen the signs before, and your doctor confirms it – your iron is low. Iron is the most common mineral deficiency in the world, and it will affect 1 in 3 menstruating women. This common deficiency is literally sucking the energy out of a huge percentage of people every day. ...

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Don't Ignore the Signs of Low Iron

Don't Ignore the Signs of Low Iron
You might be thinking that you’ve been feeling a little tired lately. Or that you’re missing some get-up-and-go. Tiredness and exhaustion have become so common in our culture that we frequently ignore these symptoms. What might feel like a normal symptom of a restless night (or nights) of sleep might actually be a sign of a very common nutrient deficiency. Without enough iron, our body can’t produce hemoglobin in our blood and hemoglobin’s...

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Pregnancy & Iron's Importance in Every Stage

Pregnancy & Iron's Importance in Every Stage
You need one gram of iron to grow a baby. That’s the iron equivalent of 177 steaks! <1> When it comes to pre-pregnancy planning, our primary focus is usually making sure we’re getting enough folic acid to prevent complications… but it looks like we need to add iron to the list. Iron plays a very important role in pregnancy. A low-grade or undetected deficiency can interfere with a healthy pregnancy and may even affect future pregnancies....

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4 Reasons You Are Still Tired

4 Reasons You Are Still Tired
Iron deficiency is the leading cause of female fatigue. It’s the world’s most common nutrient deficiency. These four things make it hard to absorb iron. Do you recognize some bad habits? Washing your meals down Water dilutes stomach acid, (more on this later!), so drinking during meals is never great. However, the real culprits here are tea, chocolate drinks, and coffee. Compounds like polyphenols, oxalates, tannins, and chlorogenic acids ...

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Iron & Re-Energizing after the Holidays

Iron & Re-Energizing after the Holidays
Are you feeling rundown—even after having some downtime over the holidays? Do your legs feel “heavy,” or are you feeling a bit out of breath? If so, you may be dealing with a very common mineral deficiency: iron. In the body, iron has the very important job of making hemoglobin. Without enough hemoglobin in the blood, your tissues don’t receive enough oxygen. And without oxygen, your muscles and tissues don’t work as well… which leads to th...

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