It depends. How much iron you need depends on you! Factors to consider include: your current iron levels (determined by blood tests), the form of iron you take (if you are taking an iron supplement) and your eating habits while taking iron.
Standing at the supplement shelf in the drug store, you may find that selecting an iron supplement is both confusing and frustrating. We get it.
Because there are several forms of iron – which most people don’t even know – with different dosages, comparing iron supplements is not like comparing apples to apples.
Each form of iron is absorbed differently by your body. Ferrous sulfate, the most common form of iron, is commonly recommended by doctors at a dose of 325 mg, which is equal to 65 mg of elemental iron, but for some people its absorption is accompanied by upset stomach.
On the other hand, Feosol® Natural Release with carbonyl iron is absorbed by your body at a rate that is naturally regulated in your intestinal tract, so it may be gentler.
All three Feosol iron supplements are designed so that all the iron you need is in one small pill, taken once a day.
Feosol Natural Release is a great iron alternative for those concerned about upset stomach.
Feosol Complete is a great choice for those with a sensitive system as it minimizes side effects such as constipation and nausea. The special, patented formula in Feosol Complete maximizes iron absorption while minimizing GI side effects.