I am a hypothyroid 35 year old male, 72 kg 6 ft living in New Zealand and I currently take T3 only medication (looking to switch back to NDT though).
My Iron panel shows sub-optimal values. As it is my last mineral to get right in order for thyroid medication to work, I would like to get advice on good option for Iron supplementation. Ideally I would bring my levels up as quickly as possible, but safely.
Serum Iron: 15 umol/L ( 10 - 30 ) - Low - Optimum: 21 - 24 (men 24)
Ferritin: 128 ug/L ( 30 - 500 ) - Low - Optimum: 265
Transferrin: 2.4 g/L ( 2.0 - 3.2 ) - Optimum: N/A
Transferrin Saturation: 25 % ( 16 - 45 ) - Low - Optimum: 35 - 45
* Optimum results on the right are from: rt3-adrenals.org/Iron_test_...
Helpful Supplemental Results
Haemoglobin : 149 g/L ( 130 - 175 )- Mid range
CRP : < 3 mg/L ( < 6 ) - Low inflammation
In my previous post (healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...) I lay out my quite detailed blood tests. I wanted this post to specifically ask about Iron though.
So far I understand that it's possible to take up to 200 mg of elemental iron spread through the day and 4 hour away from thyroid medication and possibly taking it with lots of vitamin C to help with bowel movements. There is also Iron infusion (IV).
What are the best protocols / options that apply for the results above in a bit more detail?