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Old 02-28-2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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Healthy 56 yr female, should I get a multivitamin with iron??

Some say that I am too old now and don't need the iron, others say take iron anyway for energy, what is right???

 
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Old 02-28-2004, 03:25 AM   #2
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Re: Healthy 56 yr female, should I get a multivitamin with iron??

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Some say that I am too old now and don't need the iron, others say take iron anyway for energy, what is right???
Unless you are still menstruating and/or have a low blood (hematacrit count) you would not need iron supplements. In fact, taking iron when you don't need it can cause other problems.

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Old 02-29-2004, 08:51 AM   #3
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Re: Healthy 56 yr female, should I get a multivitamin with iron??

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Some say that I am too old now and don't need the iron, others say take iron anyway for energy, what is right???
I think that we all need a certain amount of iron because if you haven an iron deficiency, you tend to bruise more easily and can get tired. A multi vitamin should give you all the iron you need and be careful not to take too much either...you can have reactions to too much. good luck!

 
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