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Can I take iron and vitamin b12 together?
Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
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Also to know is, is iron and vitamin b12 the SAMe thing?
Iron is an important mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from the stomach. Vitamin B12 is important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Folic acid is needed to form healthy cells, especially red blood cells.
Additionally, what foods are rich in iron and vitamin b12? Below are 12 healthy foods that are very high in vitamin B12.
- Animal Liver and Kidneys. Organ meats are some of the most nutritious foods out there.
- Clams. Clams are small, chewy shellfish that are packed with nutrients.
- Fortified Cereal.
- Fortified Nutritional Yeast.
In this manner, does b12 interfere with iron absorption?
Heme iron is absorbed more efficiently than non-heme iron found in plants and dietary supplements. Other nutrients, however, such as vitamins C and B12, folate or zinc can facilitate sufficient non-heme iron absorption. Consuming certain foods and medications can interfere with the absorption of iron.
Can you take iron and calcium together?
Taking more iron than your body needs can cause serious medical problems. Milk, calcium and antacids should NOT be taken at the same time as iron supplements. You should wait at least 2 hours after having these foods before taking your iron supplements.