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A ferritin level below 40 will cause all of these problems...including...hair loss. Once your body hits 40 or below your body goes into survival mode and starts robbing protein from your hair follicles to make your vital organs work....

By this point your "inner machine" is so taxed that you (we) become exhausted so easily, have heart palpitations, high blood pressure, dizziness and depression.

My ferritin was 14, my mom, who is 20 years older than me is 70... so that shows you right there that anything under is too low. I have read that a level of 70 is healthy but 80 -100 is OPTIMAL! Mine is 92 now, after 11 months of hard work of eating iron rich foods, taking 300 mg iron per day, black strap molasses, exercising and drinking lots of water (also you have to take a vitamin c and L - lysine tab with your iron tab for optimal absorption and cut out tea and coffee.

All of my symptoms are gone now except that my hair shedding is still rampant! :( I have lost 70% of my hair..... hope that stops one day too.
[QUOTE=free2bme143;5284601]A ferritin level below 40 will cause all of these problems...including...hair loss. Once your body hits 40 or below your body goes into survival mode and starts robbing protein from your hair follicles to make your vital organs work....

By this point your "inner machine" is so taxed that you (we) become exhausted so easily, have heart palpitations, high blood pressure, dizziness and depression.

My ferritin was 14, my mom, who is 20 years older than me is 70... so that shows you right there that anything under is too low. I have read that a level of 70 is healthy but 80 -100 is OPTIMAL! Mine is 92 now, after 11 months of hard work of eating iron rich foods, taking 300 mg iron per day, black strap molasses, exercising and drinking lots of water (also you have to take a vitamin c and L - lysine tab with your iron tab for optimal absorption and cut out tea and coffee.

All of my symptoms are gone now except that my hair shedding is still rampant! :( I have lost 70% of my hair..... hope that stops one day too.[/QUOTE]



Did you have the heart palpitations that make you have to catch your breath? Do you know how to get rid of those while iron is built up? I can live with every other symptom but that one is scary!





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