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Blood donors beware

The National Institutes of Health have determined that maintaining optimum levels of iron in the blood is especially important. They estimate that 25-35% of regular donors develop and iron deficiency that can lead to fatigue and anemia. Their recent studies have been quite revealing with people taking low dose iron supplements returning to pre-donation levels 7-18 weeks earlier than those who did not receive the supplementation.Bottom line- maintain those optimum IRON levels if you are planning on donating so that you can feel and be your best after your donation! 

 

Read here for more healthful information on this topic : National Institutes of Health, February 2015

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