I have been supplementing iron since March when my ferritin level was 29 μg/L. After 6 months of supplementing (with chelated iron capsules 27mg) my level was 74 μg/L. I continued supplementing because I wanted to raise my level to around 100. Dec 5 it was 111 and I stopped the daily iron.
BUT I want to maintain this level and I don’t know how much iron I should take? I have been taking one capsule once a week since then. Is that enough? My ferritin level has been around 20 the last 16 years and nobody ever told me that is low. I’m now 55 yrs old and probably just entered menopause, no period since August last year.
Should I stop the iron completely or does once a week sound good for maintenence? How fast does the level decrease again?