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    Quote Originally Posted by sigzephyr View Post
    My ferritin level is 33. My dr wasn't concerned but I am. I am taking iron supps now and molasses.
    Iron and ferritin are not the same thing. If your ferritin levels are low, that is what you need to be supplementing.

    I noticed an improvement within 3 days of starting to supplement ferritin after increased shedding and getting my blood levels checked. My iron levels were fine, but ferritin was about what yours is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Iron and ferritin are not the same thing. If your ferritin levels are low, that is what you need to be supplementing.

    I noticed an improvement within 3 days of starting to supplement ferritin after increased shedding and getting my blood levels checked. My iron levels were fine, but ferritin was about what yours is.
    It's strange I haven't heard of this before. My understanding was ferritin is a protein that binds to iron and stores it in the body. Everything I have read suggests taking iron to increase ferritin levels. Are you suggesting it is possible to skip this and go straight to supplementing with ferritin?

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