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How much iron is he taking a day?

When I found out my ferritin was 15 I started taking 200 mgs tablets of slow release iron (I worked up to taking 2 of those tablets a day).

Shoot for the ferritin to be at least 90 (I think for men).

Iron is absorbed better if taken with Vit C tablet or Vit C rich foods. Take it with food.

Ignore the other iron test & go by the ferritin. It takes a long time; he should keep taking the iron.

Magnesium will help if he gets constipated.

He must be having symptoms from that low ferritin. I had shortness of breath, fatugue, & heart palpitations.

I hope he starts feeling better soon.

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