Stephanie sent in some great questions. Always remember that I am not a Dr. I am just sharing my thoughts and personal learning curves.
I enjoyed answering these and hope it helps bring some clarity for whatever you decide to do.
Hi! I was just talking with my sister who participated in the adrenal masterclass last week. She said I needed to ask you about desiccated liver capsules for anemia. I’m 27 weeks pregnant, my hematocrit keeps dropping so my doctor said I need to take 325mg ferrous sulfate to avoid anemia. My sister said this liver capsule will be easier on my digestive system than iron (thank goodness because pregnancy is rough enough on it ha). 3 questions…
1. Does it have a bad aftertaste? I’ve been very sick this pregnancy and don’t know if I can handle a lingering aftertaste. I can manage it if it’s just while swallowing though
I wish I could answer this one for you. Some people have a hard time with it and others think it is no big deal.
2. If I need 325 mg of ferrous sulfate daily, how much of the desiccated liver would I need each day?
We need to dive deeper with ferrous sulfate which is a non-heme iron. There are two types of iron. Heme and non-heme. Heme iron is bound to hemoglobin and myoglobin. It is the most efficient iron that is absorbed well. In fact a whopping 35% absorption rate. Non-heme iron is ferrous sulfate and ferrous fumarate. The absorption rate for non-heme iron is 2.9% on an empty stomach and 0.9% with food. The other drawback to synthetic iron is our body recognizes it for the imposter that it is and there tends to be more side effects with the synthetic version. One can be excess burping on desiccated liver but that just means you do not have enough hydrochloric acid. Which is another blog post. So the two do not compare in terms of absorption and are not interchangeable. When people know they are low I see taking four pills 1-3 times per day making a mass difference. Then after 2 bottles of that backing off and seeing if you still hold the benefit of the higher dose.
3. I see in your shop that you’re currently out of stock…do you know when you’ll have more? Or do you know somewhere I can get it if yours will be out of stock for a while?
We have had inventory issues with our growth. What used to last us for a week is now gone the day it comes in. As I write this our inventory has been increased and is in stock.
Thank you! I’ve been to your magnesium soaking class and loved it! Soaking in magnesium SAVED me through the first trimester
I love hearing about your pregnancy with magnesium added. It is the most amazing thing when you have enough magnesium nausea can be greatly diminished or sometimes completely eradicated. I loved connecting with you through the blog and wish you all the best during your pregnancy. Remember that your omega 3 level is crucial for that sweet babies brain function and that will be determined by your omega 3 level. My favorite way is through cod liver oil that is clean and low in heavy metals.This website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.
This website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.