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    Old 03-31-2008, 11:27 PM   #1
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    Ferrous Sulfate vs. Ferrous Gluconate

    Hi, I bought a different type of Iron supplement today since I couldn't find regular old Ferrous Sulfate anywhere. I bought Fergon Ferrous Gluconate 27 mg per tablet. Has anyone had any experience with this type of supplement. Or know how it is different from Ferrous Sulfate. Thanks

     
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    Re: Ferrous Sulfate vs. Ferrous Gluconate

    CD111--Gluconate is what is used in OTC vitamins such as the prenatals that I'm on and many others. I think that it is a much better form of iron reagarding the GI tract than the Ferris Sulfate form which is a very harsh form of iron. Ferrous forms are easily absorbed. I think that the standard Ferris Sulfate is 65 mgs of elemental iron in the 325mgs bottle. You said your new iron is 27mgs so there is a difference in the amount of iron that you are getting. If that is no concern to you then it's probably a good supplement for you. FLFLOWERGIRL

     
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    Re: Ferris Sulfate vs. Ferrous Gluconate

    Thanks for the reply Flowergirl. I am not quite sure about how to handle the smaller dose. But I did read a bit of reading up and found out that since Gluconate is absorbed better less is needed then Ferris Sulfate. So I think I will continue with the same dosage and see what happens.

     
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    Re: Ferrous Sulfate vs. Ferrous Gluconate

    So Gluconate is absorbed better? Then you wouldn't need as high a dosage, right?

     
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    Re: Ferrous Sulfate vs. Ferrous Gluconate

    You are correct. I was figuring since I used to take three 65mg sulfate tablets a day. Then I will continue to take three 27 mg gluconate tablets a day and hope absorption is about the same.

     
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    If you are not anemic and your H & H numbers are good, then you should be fine. I would monitor with blood tests, I'm sure you are. FLFLOWERGIRL

     
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