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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 5daystoim­proved­fer­til­ and a forth­com­ing ‘ Your Fer­tile Pantry’ course. www.tasha­jen­

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