What can i do to increase my iron? I already eat a ton of lentils/ beans, nuts and green veggies. I don’t eat processed foods and take a quality prenatal. Hoping for some suggestions. Help- severely anemic and well into my 2nd trimester. I’m afraid it’s going to cause some complications for me in delivery.
I too I had to triple my doses. I was severely anemic in my pregnancy. I took wheatgrass shots it has 418 percent of iron in it. I splurged on chlorella, marine phytoplankton, chlorophyll, and spirulina tablets. I also took raw iron by garden of life. I took a lot of iron to get myself ready for labor and had only 4 weeks or else I would have had a blood transfusion and increased risk of hemorrhage in labor. I got it all up in time! Double to triple your approaches! But listen to your body each day! Beet juice is excellent for also getting up Your counts!!! Worked for me. My counts were excellent when I went into labor which should have taken months to build iron stores. It worked for me xo. Wish you health and a happy healthy birth.
Vitamin C helps absorption. So pure orange or supplements before iron rich food or supplement.
Floradix (one is vegan and one not as has honey, so check label at boxes are similar).
Avoid calcium rich foods around Iron intake, it blocks absorption as does thing like caffeine etc.
Black strap molasses is great too, straight off a spoon or dissolved in hot water for a drink either warm or cold.
Also look into if your nuts, seeds, beans & lentils have been soaked (activated).
Look up in the internet to research more about activating your seeds, nuts etc. Explains the Science why it help, enzyme inhibitors blocking the absorption of nutrients and tougher on our body too.
If you ever get or know anyone with a dehydrator, next level being able to activate, dry (dehydrate) & store your nuts etc. So always got some ready. Pop them in energy balls etc. Great to make loads ahead and freeze or chill, especially as go to snack for when baba arrives.