Iron tablets (CDC feedback much appreciated)

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  1. Laura Croft

    Laura Croft Happily maintaining

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    Does anyone take any nutrition supplements whilst on SS+/810? I find that taking an iron tablet helps but haven't decided if it is my head.

    I know the packs contain the RDA amount of vitamins and minerals but when I did SS+ last time, I ended up with loads of bruises on my legs and was told this was partially because my body was used to higher levels of Vitamin K than the RDA. Then can the same be said for iron as well, especially during TOTM?
     
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    I'm not sure but my totm are quite heavy so a few months back my doctor put me on a 3 month supply of iron tablets. My totm are still pretty heavy so I will go back to get tested in a few weeks. However I've been anaemic even before I started CD. Be careful with taking extra nutrition supplements whilst on CD as you don't want to overdose on certain vitamins or minerals.
     
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    If you are having dark stools already then you don't need iron supplementation. If your stools are a 'normal, pre CD colour then you could take them. However, it may make you constipated!

    Iron won't do anything for your clotting either it's purely beneficial to your Haemoglobin, levels.

    Vitamin K on the other had is essential for appropriate clotting of the blood. If you have an extra VitK requirement then do take it.
     
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    Thanks for that Ali. Both points I had forgotten about.

    I realise vitamin K and iron are for different reasons. Think I'll try for a week and see how I feel.
     
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