Thread: Low Iron
21-06-2012, 10:17pm #1
I went to give blood this evening. My iron level was 116 which I was told is normal but donating would make it too low. You have to have a reading of 125 or more.
I know you should avoid tea as it can effect your absorption of iron. Am I right in thinking that this is just 'normal' tea? I drink a lot of decaf green tea but presume that is ok, is it?
Wondering if I should get some veggie vitamin supplements or some Spatone/Iron tablets.DS July 2003, DD1 January 2005, DD2 August 2008
21-06-2012, 10:25pm #2
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Re: Low Iron
I thought green tea affected iron absorption as much as regular tea, but I can't remember my source.
21-06-2012, 10:58pm #3
Just had a quick Google. I've found pages that says it does and other say it doesn't.
I drink loads of it. Some sites suggest not to drink it an hour before/after meals as a precaution.