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Natural Remedies for Low Iron: How I Managed My Anemia

If you're like me, then you probably get cold fast. It's so annoying.๐Ÿ™„ If I get up too fast, I feel lightheaded. I get tired af for no reason.. and the heavy periods are a NO for me. ๐Ÿ˜’At that point, I was tired of being tired; These are just a few symptoms of low iron aka anemia.

Other symptoms can also include feeling weak, irregular heartbeat, cold hands and feet, chest pain and lack of energy. Let me tell you how to reduce it naturally... and no it won't make you constipated. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚I formulated an herbal blend with the necessary nutrients. Check it out here.

Some of these herbs are so easy to find at your local grocery store.... or somewhere as close as your backyard.

Most people with an iron deficiency need at approximately 150-200mg of iron on a daily basis. People who don't have an iron deficiency is much lower. For children the recommended daily dosage may range between 6-11mg per day. For adults, the recommended daily dosage can range between 8-20mg per day. It can always vary from person to person so you can consult your doctor about your iron levels and/or if it is safe to consume herbal supplements for your iron levels.

Listed below are herbs rich in iron:
  • Beet Root

  • Yellow dock

  • Dandelion

  • Nettle Leaf

  • Moringa Leaf

  • Burdock Root

  • Parsley

  • Fennel

  • Star Anise

The amount of iron may vary through each herb depending on size, growth etc. Most herbs are best consumed raw to get the full nutrients. There may be a reduction in nutrition when cooked, dried, or blanched.

Here are other herbs and fruits that are also high in iron:

  • Alfalfa

  • Spirulina

  • Jujube

  • Apricots

  • Black Olives

  • Mulberries

The Most Important Part

There are many sources of iron including in meat, but iron needs to be absorbed. You can eat all these herbs and meat filled with iron but if it isn't absorbed, the anemia will continue. Vitamin C is able to maximize iron absorption.

Sources of vitamin C includes:
  • Citrus fruits

  • Mango

  • Strawberries

  • Blueberries

  • Guava

  • Broccoli

What to Avoid
  • Coffee

  • Dairy

  • Alcohol

  • Chocolate

  • Certain medications (Consult your doctor)

  • Overconsumption of sources rich in iron

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