Anemia Support Group

Anemia (or anaemia), which literally means "without blood," is a deficiency of red blood cells and/or hemoglobin. This results in a reduced ability of blood to transfer oxygen to the tissues, and this causes hypoxia; since all human cells depend on oxygen for survival, varying degrees of anemia can have a wide range of clinical consequences.

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Coffee and iron absorption

I've been reading about how coffee can hinder the absorption of iron. I was just wondering what your experiences have been w/coffee and anemia.

And please don't tell me I have to give up my morning cup of coffee! ;o)

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Take your iron supplement later in the day. Also take it with a glass of orange juice helps the body absorb it better, I dod not give up my coffee. Just played around with the time I took it.. Good Luck
CarrieDawn
CarrieDawn

Calcium also inhibits iron absorption. Just take your iron at least 2 hours before or after your coffee or calcium containing products. Your morning coffee is safe from extinction!