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Low ferritin level?

I’ve recently had some blood tests done by the GP and my ferritin level is 69 (range 20 - 300). I am a 59 year old male. My iron levels and haemoglobin are both in range. By my calculations my ferritin is only about 17.5% of the range and I was also of the opinion that a healthy figure for a man should be around 100?

I am suffering from irritability and insomnia, both of which I believe can be symptoms of low ferritin levels. If I was to start taking a supplement, what would be best? (that I can obtain without a prescription)

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It's said that the recommended level is half way through it's range.

You can buy Ferrous Fumarate on Amazon.

Take each tablet with 1000mg Vit C to aid absorption and help prevent constipation. Take them four hours away from thyroid meds and two hours away from any other medication and supplements as it affects their absorption. Retest after three months.


That’s great, thanks very much ! :-)


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