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HI_KKM
02-26-2010, 02:19 AM
i currently am using a multivitamin without iron
i bought some iron supplements but the smallest dose is 65mg which is roughly 350% recommended daily intake. i tried breaking in half, but the pill is pretty small. i barely ingest any iron in my diet. what would my maximum allowed daily limit be? would i be okay taking this pill every day or once every two days?

in10city
02-26-2010, 06:20 AM
i currently am using a multivitamin without iron
i bought some iron supplements but the smallest dose is 65mg which is roughly 350% recommended daily intake. i tried breaking in half, but the pill is pretty small. i barely ingest any iron in my diet. what would my maximum allowed daily limit be? would i be okay taking this pill every day or once every two days?
Males should not be supplementing with that much iron unless you have had blood tests that indicate a need to do so. Daily iron loss for males is about 1 mg/day which can be increased just a few mgs dependant upon sweat losses, hemolysis, insensible GI bleeding etc... Non-heme absorption varies between 2-20% depending upon the presense of absorption enhancing factors and current body stores, but people often still get more iron than they think because many foods that have been processed are fortified. The UL for iron is 45 mg/day but generally there isn't much reason for getting much beyond 8-10 mg/day total.

borlef
03-19-2010, 07:24 PM
i currently am using a multivitamin without iron
i bought some iron supplements but the smallest dose is 65mg which is roughly 350% recommended daily intake. i tried breaking in half, but the pill is pretty small. i barely ingest any iron in my diet. what would my maximum allowed daily limit be? would i be okay taking this pill every day or once every two days?

You should just take a multi-vitamin and you will be okay. Beans are high in iron, and greens are a good source.