Originally Posted by SHMILY
A couple of weeks ago my doctor did a hair analysis to check toxicity and minerals in my body. Results showed my iron to be very high. How reliable is the hair analysis and what would cause my iron to be high?. My vitamins do not contain iron.
Several months ago I had CBC and that doctor did not mention anything about my iron. How would it be listed as I have a copy of my test? My RBC on test shows to be normal.
I can't vouch for the accuracy of hair analysis, but I do know that if you're not a menstruating female and you eat iron rich foods, your body can store an excess of iron, especially if you are not regularly exercising.
Your body uses iron very slowly/loses very little except under certain circumstances (pregnancy, menstruation, exercise, etc.). If you are worried about your levels being high, a very safe way to lower them would be by donating to a blood bank if it's something you are comfortable with