FAQ- Iron Supplementation

FAQ- Iron Supplementation

Posted by TriLight Health on Aug 22nd 2019

My daughter's practitioner would like to know how much elemental iron there is per dose, but we cannot find it on the bottle or website.

A- It’s important to understand that our Iron is highly absorbable, but basically 1/4 teaspoon is the equivalent of 15mgs of iron.

The iron doses we recommend are for pregnancy and those have to be on the low and safe side. You can take more iron than the recommended doses if you have a different situation such as low iron levels or anemia and you may want to check with your health care practitioner regarding that. We just want to make sure that it's done safely as taking too much iron can be unsafe. 

How much iron do I need?

If you have already been diagnosed with iron deficiency, talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about treatment. For healthy individuals, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for iron is listed in the following table.

Iron RDA chart

*This value is an Adequate Intake (AI) value. AI is used when there is not enough information known to set a Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA).