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How to up my iron levels

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swansong81 Fri 10-Nov-17 12:58:36

Hi. I’m in a catch 22.

I take levothyroxine for my thyroid but desperately need to up my iron levels, Vit D levels and b vitamins.

With all these vitamins interacting I’m feeling like I’m in a mine field as I know I should not take iron near my levothyroxine.

Can I take b vitamins, Vit d and iron together?

What the best iron to take?

My hair is so thin now - I’m feeling horrible. Desperate to sort things out.

Groovee Fri 10-Nov-17 12:59:42

Start with spa tone and try upping iron rich foods. Cut out caffeine as it can prevent iron absorption.

Delatron Fri 10-Nov-17 16:23:44

I'd second spatone. Much easier on the tummy too than iron tablets. Best taken with vitamin c to increase absorption (mine have vit c in them). As said above avoid tea/coffee and also any calcium rich food (so gap between breakfast and spatone).

So I have spatone when I wake on an empty stomach with hot water and lemon for
more vit c. Wait at least half an hour then I'll have my breakfast and then take vitamin d with breakfast as mine says take after food (think it helps absorption) vitamin b at this time too.

TheLongRider Fri 10-Nov-17 17:30:59

I have controlled hypothyroid. I take levothyroxine in the morning and any other multivitamins in the evening. There's enough time between the doses.

swansong81 Fri 10-Nov-17 18:00:24

Thank you. I think Evening is the way forward.

I have spatone and take it diluted with ribena.

Can I take B, Iron and D together?


MNOverinvestor Fri 10-Nov-17 18:07:08

Eating iron-rich food is a good idea - steak, dark chocolate are both good as is spinach. Iron is absorbed better if you take vitamin C with it. So, yes, orange juice but also peppers and strawberries.

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