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Yes you can eat your leafy greens and meat together, I do. The Vitamin C in the leafy greens will also help you absorb the iron :D. Try eliminating caffeine a couple hours before and after you take your iron, it can interfere with the absorption the most. Cook in cast iron. If you can tolerate it liver is the best source for iron.

My Dr. has me on 240 mgs a day. My pills are prescribed they have 120 mgs per pill, they are called Integra. I started with a Ferritin of a 2 and I have been taking it for over 3 months. I dropped my dose to 1 a day a while ago and my ferritin has really taken a dive. I really doubt I am getting any better till I get my heavy cycles under control I went from a 2 to a 36 and then down to a 19. I had my OB appointment yesterday and she basically told me to throw in some B complex, so I'm gonna give that a shot and see if that helps.

I doubt with your ferritin that low you would have any toxic side effects anytime soon but I totally understand where you are coming from! I do understand what your saying about the spinach, replace the spinach with something else maybe some swiss chard or broccoli. Maybe you could even just skip out on this as a source of iron and just stick with meat and beans?

When in doubt you could always try asking your Dr, the pharmacist, or even a dietitian.

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