In my opinion, iron is a nutrient which has received a little too much attention, with many claims that it is the answer to fatigue and tiredness and always much needed by women during pregnancy. All of which may be true if you are deficient.
I always recommend getting your iron levels checked before taking high dose supplements, which are often routinely prescribed and can lead to constipation and can in fact be harmful.
Iron is a heavy metal and is difficult for the body to absorb in high doses.
Our body also has no means to excrete excess iron, therefore high doses should not be consumed unless under the guidance of an informed Health Care
Tasha Jennings is a Naturopath, Nutritionist, Natural Fertility Specialist and Author of The Fertility Diet and The Vitamins Guide. She has an information hub Conceive Baby, which provides expert information, articles, webinars and podcasts from leading fertility specialists from across the globe. She also has a free ‘5 days to Improving your Fertility’ eCourse 5daystoimprovedfertility.com and a forthcoming ‘ Your Fertile Pantry’ course. www.tashajennings.com.au.