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[QUOTE=CD111;3427311]I have some questions about elemental iron vs iron sulfate. The iron sulfate I take has about 40 mg per tablet the elemental iron you mentioned has 150 mg. Has you absorption increased on the elemental iron?

[B]I'm not sure what my absorption rate is?????? But I do absorb the supplement, my ferritin went from 2-35 in one year and I am no longer anemic. I had the same type of results as when I was on FS 325= 3X daily 65mgs but it made me ill.[/B]

One thing I like is that iron sulfate is so cheap. How much do the elemental iron tablets cost and how many a day do you take?

[B]The Poly Iron is 150 mgs and I took it 2X daily for most of the year = 300mgs daily. Now my Hematologist wants me to continue to take 1X daily until menopause. It costs $17.99 monthly (count#60) at 2X daily. It is a generic not covered by insurance, and is OTC if you ask for it at the pharmacy. It is designed for people that get GI upset (prescribed by my GI doc) and long term use. Vitamin C is added already. [/B]

Do you think that you are not taking enough iron? FLFLOWERGIRL:)

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